ELEVATE was established in 2016 and designed to assist aspiring models make their dreams become a reality. Based in Wollongong their vision is to create a strong Local Presence and expand nationally.
The founder of ELEVATE, Aleisha Brooke-Smith, has had a successful modelling career with outstanding achievements of Miss Sydney Australia, Miss Universe contestant, international modelling success in South America, Europe and Australia, several television commercials and more.
Tell us about yourself
I’m a South Coast Gal, a farmer at heart. I grew up on my family property in Jamberoo! I was blessed to have an international modelling career which enabled me to experience working and living in Europe and South America. After three years living abroad I decided I needed to come back home and study! Two years on I ended up with a Bachelor Of Communications, majoring in business management and journalism. Shortly after finishing my degree, I opened up a modelling and promotional agency here in Wollongong. I created Elevate to assist aspiring models in making their dreams become a reality!
How did you start as a social media influence and model
My career started when I was in high school, I was scouted in Syndey by an American modelling agency, they wanted me to leave school and pursue modelling, not to my surprise my parents wouldn’t allow it, they implemented to me the importance of education. I signed with a local agency, and one step at a time by career began to progress.
Modelling has always been a passion of mine, I’m glad that with my knowledge and understanding of the industries demands I can dedicate my time to supporting the next generation of models.
What is your life Mantra?
She turned her cant’s into cans and her dreams into plans!
What is your greatest achievement?
Opening my own business – Elevate and helping people reach their full potential.
Why do you believe in Naked Tan?
It’s completely Australian owned and vegan friendly… but the products are all divine. It’s no wonder these products are now global!