Both of Indiana Cooper’s parents are former-models, so it was no surprise when she turned to family friend Rose Packard-Dube, owner of RPD Models, when she was 15-years-old to launch her modelling career. When she was younger Cooper remembers watching Victoria’s Secret Angels on TV, but said her mother was always her biggest inspiration. Her mother had left home at 16 to pursue modelling overseas. “She always has great stories from her modelling career and it makes me want to experience it even more,” said Cooper.

Modelling for over three years now, she has signed with Chic Management in Sydney and has recently returned from her first trip over. “I am very grateful to be signed overseas, giving me the opportunity to travel and explore the fashion industry,” said Cooper. She has graced the cover of Vane magazine, NZ’s Best Dinning Guide and Eye magazine as well as being featured in Remix, Trend, Oyster and many others.

Cooper continues to work in the industry because she loves the people she can meet through this job. “I have made so many amazing friends through modelling and can’t wait to make many more,” she said. If Cooper wasn’t a model, she would want to move to Wellington to study business, majoring in marketing and perhaps a double degree in photography or design. However, her ultimate goal is to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel, but would settle for living in New York.