Natalie Roser an Australian fashion model who has been a finalist in the Miss Universe Australia pageant. She was Fox8’s face of the year in 2014. She was finalist in the Miss Universe Australia, as well as a contestant on the first season of The Face Australia. She became the Maxim cover girl for October 2016.
Born Name Natalie Jayne Roser
Occupation Fashion Model, Entrepreneur
Born March 18, 1990, 31 years and 4 months, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Sun Sign Pisces
Height 5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Bra size 34-26-36 inch – 86-66-91 cm
Parents: Alison Roser, Neil Roser
She has a brother named Brad
She moved to Sydney after graduating Newcastle University with a degree in Visual Communication and Design for 4 years.
She was Fox8’s face of the year in 2014.
She was finalist in the Miss Universe Australia, as well as a contestant on the first season of The Face Australia, where she was the first eliminated, finishing in twelfth place.
She became the Maxim cover girl for October 2016
She has either endorsed or promoted brands such as Rose and Bare, REVOLVE, Canadian Club Australia, BINGE, Alo Yoga, Minenssey, BEC + BRIDGE, ANOX, SODA, MUSSON JEWELLERS, Mercedes-Benz Australia, Monday Swimwear, and Bo and Tee.
Aside from modeling work, Roser’s also keeping busy with the launch of her own designer brand, Roser the Label.
Hey Natalie, congrats on your Maxim cover. How do you feel?
Amazing! It’s so exciting to grace the cover of Maxim, and I’m honored to join the list of women who have featured before me. Thank you!
Tell us about the shoot.
I was passing through Los Angeles on my way to New York, and thought it would be an amazing experience to shoot out in the L.A. desert areas like Joshua Tree National Park. I knew that Bonnie [the photographer] was in town too, so everything just fell into place. We decided to hire a vintage car and channel my inner Megan Fox from Transformers by attending to a broken-down car in the middle of the desert. Little did we know that the car would actually breakdown on our way to the location, which made for a great real-life situational shoot!
How many offers of help did you receive from passers-by?
Surprisingly, none! No help was offered other than the tow truck driver who was patrolling that part of town. It must have looked like I had it under control. At least I’ve actually now learned how to fill up an old Cadillac with gas.
What goes through your mind while posing for a shoot like this?
Usually I’m focusing on holding my body right and not squinting too much in the sun. The best thing about shooting with a team you trust is that you don’t really have anything to worry about—if I’m doing something strange with my body or outfit, or my face isn’t looking right, they’ll just tell you.
Well, you look gorgeous. When do you feel at your sexiest?
When I get to feel like myself in a dress that I love. In my line of work I’m often wearing clothes I don’t like or having my hair and make-up done in a way I feel doesn’t suit me, so it’s nice when I have control over what I look like.
What is your best asset?
Physically, probably my smile because I like the way I can make other people smile by showing my cheesy grin. And my positivity is a nice asset, too.
You’ve walked many a catwalk at some of the biggest fashion events around the world. What actually goes on backstage at these shows?
It’s funny because outsiders in the industry think it’s super glamorous back there when in reality it can be quite the opposite at times. If overseas, the lack of wi-fi is a killer and the frantic running around can be a little overwhelming. Apart from that, it’s all a part of the job.
The media have commented on your healthy body, which strays from the waif-model look. What’s your view on body image within the modeling industry?
The industry is changing. Slowly, but you can see it. Not all cities and countries are embracing the change, and a lot of the old-school modeling agencies are resisting it, but I’m finding more and more clients are choosing stronger, fuller-looking figures for their campaigns. I work hard on my body so any job I get is like a reward for my hard work. I love that many other models are taking care of their bodies and work on their strength and toning up. Being fit and healthy makes life so much better.
You’ve been modeling since you were 13. What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I’d be using my visual communication degree and working as a photographer. Before my modeling really took off, I was shooting every day. I loved it. I was lucky enough to work with some amazing brands and models, but eventually I had to decide between photography and modeling—I just couldn’t fit them both in. On the rare occasion I still pick up the camera and take some shots, though.
Speaking of taking photos, you have over 600,000 followers on social media. How do you keep us coming back for more?
I feel very lucky I have that many people wanting to see what I’m up too. I like to keep my content real and I like that it shows what I’m doing on a day-to-day basis. It’s like a photo blog of my life.
You’ve no doubt heard some scary and funny pick-up lines over the years. What’s the worst you’ve ever heard?
I got one in New York recently which is still making me giggle. A young man stopped me in the street and asked if I knew where he could find an organic smile. I hadn’t been in the U.S. for long so I looked a bit dumbstruck as I tried to think about any cafes I’d seen called “organic smile” to try and help him. He then went on to say, “It’s usually found between the nose and the chin”, while I stood there with a very confused look on my face. It has been one of the more unique pick-up lines I’ve ever heard.
If you had to take Maxim on a date, what would it entail?
We’d probably end up eating pizza on a beach somewhere—simple, but it’s hard to beat.
You had us at “pizza”. What have you learned about men over the years?
Food is a great reward for good behavior. Haha…
What’s one thing men should always know about women?
Don’t tell us to calm down. It’s just never really a good idea.
You’ve been to some cool VIP parties here and abroad. What’s the best party you’ve been to?
This year I was able to go to my first Coachella and my favorite part of the week was a party hosted by Brody Jenner. It wasn’t overcrowded, there was great music and they had fresh coconuts with added vodka around a pool. It was a great way to kick-off a night at Coachella.
What’s been your craziest night out?
A long night in New York which ended with a bunch of us being at this underground bar which only contained an old piano and the patrons were all Broadway singers who were belting out classic songs until 4am. I grew up with 1pm lockouts and no alcohol shots in clubs and bars in Newcastle, New South Wales, so any night out in a regular club or bar is crazy for me.
Who inspires you most ….?
My mum is my biggest inspiration. She is someone who always manages to be there for my family and I, and she always has the right answer to my problems. She is the kind of woman that I had always hoped to become, and I believe she is constantly guiding me to help me reach my goals and get to where I want be in life.
What do you do for a living ….?
I currently have my workload split between my modeling career and running my own photography business that I started when I was 18. I pride myself on the success of my small business and absolutely love me work. It is the perfect fit for me and I find myself constantly excited and determined to work hard. I love the fashion and photography industry. Every day presents a new challenge where I get to work with amazing, creative people who inspire me.
Speaking of Work Where is your favourite place to kick up your heals after a hard day of work …?
In summer, an afternoon swim at Coogee beach is definitely a favourite. As for Winter, I am happy anywhere that has a heater and good hardy food.
And what does your ideal of rest and relaxation entail …?
Including your favourite chill out music …?
I find that the best way to relax is with a good book. My favourite chill out music would be a playlist comprising of Angus and Julia stone, The XX and a bit of Adele.
And how would you say your work if at all has prepared you for the Miss Universe Australia Competition…?
My work as a model and photographer has definitely helped me in my preparation for miss universe.
What is something people might find interesting about yourself..?
I was recently apart of Naomi Campbell’s Television sensation, The Face. I was lucky enough to make it to the top 12 and was given the opportunity to be mentored by Aussie supermodel, Cheyenne Tozzi. It was a gratifying and exciting experience that has helped the growth of my modeling career.
How would you describe your personal Style…?
My personal style changes regularly. I love fashion and all the options that it offers. My staple go-to however, would be a good pair of jeans and a soft, cotton shirt. Comfort and simplicity.
Talking of style who is your favourite designer or brand …?
I really love the work of Australian designers such as Camilla and Marc and Stella McCartney, but I spend a lot of time looking through General Pants Co. I love the combination of brands they offer.
And what does your beauty & fitness regime consist of …?
I love exercise and team sports! I spend two nights a week and my weekend on the Netball court. I also enjoy spending time and the gym, taking an hour out of my day 4-5 times a week to work on cardio and strength training. As for my beauty regime, hydration and protection are my key words for skin care. A SPF moisturiser and a natural, organic skincare range that loves and cares for my skin are always in my beauty case. I also try to avoid heated hair stylers where possible to keep my hair healthy.
Where do you see the Miss Universe Journey taking you …?
I would love to see the Miss Universe journey taking me to the international stage. I would love to represent my country and seeing as I will probably never be able to make the Olympics, I see Miss Universe as a fantastic and rewarding option to make that dream come true.
We all have a favourite saying or personal mantra what would you say is yours..?
My dad has drilled in to me that ‘planning prevents poor performance’, and with running my own business and loving a busy lifestyle, that’s a mantra that I have picked up to keep organised.
And what are the five things in your life you just can’t live without …?
My family. There are 5 people in my family, so that filled that list up quickly! I couldn’t live without them and their support.
If you weren’t a model, what career would you pursue?
I have a degree in graphic design and photography, so I would probably be doing photography or some design work.
What is your mantra? If you don’t have one, make one up.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
What makes you feel sexy?
Music and a tan.
Where have you never been but want to go?
I would love to see the Amalfi Coast.
Do you read the comments?
I do! I post photos for a response, so I like to know what people think. However, I also delete and block, so watch what you say, haha.
What is the craziest thing you’ve done on a shoot?
Probably shot in a pool that wasn’t heated in the middle of winter. That has actually happened more than once!
How do you spend your time off?
On the beach, at the gym, or eating food!
What is your most prized possession?
My engagement ring.
Working on any special projects you can share with us?
I’m actually just about to launch a small clothing label! I’ve been creating the line, Roser, for over a year now, and it is launching in September. Coming around very quickly! It’s been an amazing experience, and I am so excited for the collection to become available. It’s going to be a range of jumpsuits, rompers, and bikinis! Can’t wait for you all to see it! You can follow along at @RoserTheLabel.
Natalie Roser Facts
She was 13 years old when she started modeling.
In 2014, she was recognized as Fox8’s “Face of the Year”.
Natalie Roser has appeared as a contestant on the first season of The Face Australia, a reality television modeling competition series aired on Fox8. During her stint with the show, she was the first eliminated and finished in 12th place.
She has served as an editor for The Series Mag.
For the October 2016 issue, Natalie was chosen as the Maxim cover girl.
She is the founder of Rose and Bare.
Her modeling photos and personal photography have earned her a following of more than 1.3 million dedicated fans just on Instagram.