Stella Maxwell is known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel and the face of Max Factor. Stella was born in Belgium to Northern Irish parents, Stella Maynes and Maurice Maxwell, but moved down under to the capital of Australia, Canberra, when she was 13. Her family then soon took permeant residence in Wellington, New Zealand. Stella attended the University of Otago in Dunedin, and whilst out shopping one day she was discovered by modelling agency Ali McD. She began modelling as soon as she graduated.
Born Name Stella Maxwell
Occupation Fashion / Runway model
Born: May 15, 1991, 27 years and 3 months, Brussels, Belgium
Sun Sign Taurus
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 8 in or 178 cm
Measurements 32-23-33 in or 81-58.5-84 cm
Bra Size 32A
Stella Maynes (mother) and former Diplomat Maurice Maxwell (father)
Siblings Patrick, Martin, and Helen
Stella is signed to several talent agencies and can be contacted via these –
Why Not Model Agency – Milan
Trump Model Management
Red Eleven Management
Viva Models – London
Bon Image Corp. – Tokyo
Vivien’s Model Management – Sydney
Oui Management – Paris
The Lions – New York
She has advertised for brands like Alysi, Alexander McQueen, Asos, Ermanno Scervino, H&M, Puma, River Island, Vianel, Victoria’s Secret, Urban Outfitters and others.
Maxwell was raised in Belgium until she was 13 years old, where she attended the European School, Woluwe. She then moved with her family to Canberra, Australia, where they stayed for one year before moving to Wellington, New Zealand when she was 14. She attended Queen Margaret College and the University of Otago, where she was discovered as a model.
She walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 where she was credited. She has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2015.
In 2016, Maxwell was voted No. 1 in 2016 Maxim’s “Hot 100 List”.
Maxwell splits her time between Los Angeles, California and New York City, New York.
Stella dating –
Stella was rumoured to be dating American singer Miley Cyrus for a few months in the summers of 2015. They met through mutual friend and photographer, Cheyen Thomas, and often posted photos of themselves together on Instagram. However, Miley was always ambivalent about their relationship and her sexuality, terming herself as a ‘pansexual’.
Stella has since ignited dating rumours between herself and actress Kristen Stewart, but was recently spotted in New York with Kristen and Kristen’s new girlfriend St Vincent.
Stella and American actress Kristen Stewart started dating in December 2016 which was confirmed by People.
First Fashion Show
Stella debuted with Ready to Wear – Autumn / Winter 2009 fashion show where she walked the ramp for Charles Anastase, Mara Hoffman, Fashion East, Luella, and Osman Yousefzada.
She appeared in the 2011 action documentary Leave It on the Track for her role as herself – Chicle.
She drinks a lot of water to remain hydrated.
Stella doesn’t eat processed sugar.
Stella Maxwell Favorite Things
Favorite Places to Hang Out in NYC – Cafe Select (for drinks)
Favorite Place on Earth – New Zealand
Stella Maxwell Facts
Stella is an Irish model, who grew up in New Zealand.
She was one of the new faces in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014.
She is good friends with Barbara Palvin, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid.
Stella graced the cover of Elle Belgium for January 2011 issue.
She doesn’t go to clubs unless she really wants to dance.
She was an Avatar in one of the past Halloweens.
She likes when boys wear leggings under shorts.
She cannot live without love.
She modeled for the acclaimed fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
Stella considers modelling to be like acting. She said in a exclusive Victoria’s Secret video, ‘when I feel sexy in the underwear I can perform’.
If Stella wasn’t modelling she would be working on the music she records with her friends in New York City. She has also expressed an interest in acting.
Stella is also very outdoorsy. She loves hiking and travelling, and says the best part about her job is visiting beautiful places around the world. The next destination to tick off her bucket list is Iceland.
Stella has amassed a hefty 2 million Instagram followers – @stellamaxwell, where she shares posts of her modelling work and of her out with friends (and fellow models) such as Bella Hadid, Barbara Palvin, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Taylor Hill.