New York beckons for rising star
THE world lies at the feet of 18-year-old model Codie Young as she prepares to trade the home of the Big Pineapple for one in the Big Apple.
Codie will officially celebrate the end of 12 years of schooling next week with a trip to Fiji with her closest school friends.
Like her peers, the ethereal, porcelein-skinned beauty spent “schoolies” under the hot sun.
But for Codie it was in Mexico, on assignment for another Vogue Australia shoot.
She will spend the next few days working on Brisbane shoots, a far cry from the pre-Christmas work she had just 12 months ago in a pie shop.
This year was not just the year the world discovered the Suncoast Christian College student, of Palmwoods.
It was also the year she too discovered who she was.
“I know who I am more now, I’ve found myself I think,” Codie said.
“It definitely brought me confidence, it was good to finish, I made lots of new friends and I got to go to Japan.”
The Daily was invited for a rare glimpse into Codie’s private world. The candid interview ánd some previously unseen photographs will appear in this weekend’s edition.
Codie shares her sadness at saying goodbye to her home, her enviable metabolism, her reason for insisting on doing her own school formal makeup, and her hopes for the future.