As the daughter of an artist and architect, you could say that a love for the arts was somewhat written in the stars for Maia Cotton. And, while a career as a professional ballerina was on the horizon, life had other plans when at just 14, she was scouted by a modelling agency in her native New Zealand. Only a year later, Maia signed with a modelling agency in Sydney, and then at 18 relocated to New York City, which resulted in a role in the coveted Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Now permanently located in the Big Apple, it seems only fitting that Maia has big plans; not only is she still modelling for the likes of VS Beauty, she’s on the cusp of finishing her Bachelor of Business degree, and her vast following and engaged audience across Instagram and TikTok recently led to a coveted partnership with Fendi. With her career now spanning over three countries, it’s Maia’s unique beauty and her ever-expanding skill set that ensures her broad appeal. We can’t wait to see what’s next.