Kelly Gale

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Kelly Olivia Gale (born 14 May 1995) is a Swedish-Australian model of Indian and Australian heritage. Kelly is known globally for her work for Victoria's Secret, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and Playboy, as well as being featured in the music video of Duele el Corazón by Enrique Iglesias.

Early life

Gale was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden. She also lived in Ghana for four years, and Australia. Her mother, Gita (who is a dentist and former pilot), was born in Pune, India and was adopted by a Swedish family at age 5; her father, Jeff, is a photographer and former footballer from Tatura in Victoria, Australia. Gale has two younger brothers.

Gale has been involved in sports since an early age. She played soccer with Näsets SK in Gothenburg and tennis since she was seven years old. She attended Näsetskolan and Göteborgs Högre Samskola.

At age 13, she was discovered by a model agent outside a coffee shop in Gothenburg. Initially, Gale's parents were opposed to her working as a model but she eventually started modeling one year later. One of her first modelling jobs was for H&M.

Career

Gale's first big fashion show was Chanel in 2012.

In 2013, she was chosen to walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the first time, she has since walked the show in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Gale has been in adverts and catalogues of H&M and H-I-G-H. She has walked runways for Azzedine Alaia, Chanel, Monique Lhuillier, Tommy Hilfiger, Band of Outsiders, Narciso Rodriguez, Badgley Mischka, Vivienne Tam, Ralph Lauren, Christopher Kane, Reem Acra, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Academy of Arts, Diane von Fürstenberg, Nanette Lepore, L'Wren Scott, Thomas Tait, Houghton, Rag & Bone and Victoria's Secret.

She has been featured on the cover of French Revue des Modes, and on editorials of Teen Vogue, Vogue Italia, Elle, Vogue India and Lucky.

In 2016, Gale is the Playboy Playmate of the Month for September 2016.

Gale leads a healthy lifestyle, paying particular attention to the type of food she eats. She trains for 2–3 hours each day and ramps up the tempo in the weeks prior to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Her fitness regime includes power walking, jogging, boxing, and yoga.

Personal life

Gale was in a long-term relationship with a Swedish business manager. As of early 2019, she has been dating Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman.

References

External links

  • Kelly Gale at Fashion Model Directory
  • Kelly Gale on Models.com
  • Kelly Gale on IMDb