Stella Maxwell

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Stella Maxwell
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Maxwell in 2015
Stella Maynes Maxwell

(1990-05-15) 15 May 1990 (age 29)
OccupationFashion model
Modelling information
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) [1] or 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) [2]
Hair colourBlonde
Eye colourBlue

Stella Maynes Maxwell (born 15 May 1990) is a Belgium-born New Zealand model known for being a Victoria's Secret Angel and the face of Max Factor.

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Early life

Maxwell was born in Brussels, Belgium to Northern Irish parents, [3] Stella Maynes and former Diplomat Maurice Maxwell. [4] [5] She has three older siblings. Maxwell was raised in Belgium until she was 13 years old, [6] where she attended the European School, Woluwe. She then moved with her family to Canberra, Australia, [6] where they stayed for one year [7] before moving to Wellington, New Zealand when she was 14. [6] She attended Queen Margaret College and the University of Otago, where she was discovered as a model. [6]

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She walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 [8] [9] where she was credited. She has been a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2015. [10] [11]

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During her career, she has posed for Alexander McQueen, Asos, H&M, Karl Lagerfeld, Roberto Cavalli, Urban Outfitters and Topshop, and has been featured on the covers of the German, Turkish, Spanish, Thai and Japanese editions of the fashion magazine Vogue. As a catwalk model, she has walked for Jeremy Scott, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Moschino, Brandon Maxwell, Dolce & Gabbana, Jacquemus and Versace. She notably opened the Concept Korea Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show, during which she was dressed as a Lolita-esque modern day Snow White in hoody, miniskirt and towering shoes. [12] However, she fell on the catwalk and dropped the apple she was carrying. [13] She also fell twice in a row during the finale of the Miu Miu Resort 2016 fashion show. [14]

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In 2016, Maxwell was voted No. 1 in 2016 Maxim's "Hot 100 List". [15]

Personal life

From December 2016, she had been dating actress Kristen Stewart until their breakup in December 2018. [16] [17]

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