Pania Rose

Born in Perth, Australia, Pania Rose is probably best known for her appearance on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

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  • D.O.B. May 16, 1984
  • Age34
  • NationalityAustralia
  • Current Town New York City
  • Height5' 10.5"
  • Hair Color Brunette
  • Eye ColorBrown
  • Ethnicity Caucasian
  • Job Sports Illustrated model
  • Twitter @thepaniarose
  • Facebook Facebook Page
  • Marital Status Married


She has also graced the covers of the French edition of Marie Claire and Spanish Vogue. The name Pania comes from a Maori legend and her name means Princess of the Sea.

Pania was discovered at the age of 17 after winning the Teen Cover Girl Search competition in Perth, Australia. She has since modeled for A/X, Kenneth Cole, Revlon and others. After winning, Pania Rose put her drama studies at Edith Cowan University on hold in order to pursue a modeling career.

If she wasnt a model, Pania said she would be living in the country, growing my own vegetables, sewing and making furniture. Id be living like a hippie. She added that growing up in Australia made her desperate to see the world.

Pania Rose has been with Modelwerk Hamburg, Fashion Milan, Next London, Next Paris and Next New York.

Her work in fashion shows includes Rebecca Taylor, Jeremy Scott and Rock & Republic. Pania Rose claims that her career highlights include shooting for Victorias Secret and Sports Illustrated. Her dream holiday destination is the Galapagos Islands, though she would like to visit India, as well.

Pania Rose told that if she could go on a date with anyone it would be Ryan Gosling; her favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate, though pistachio comes a close second; and her least favorite fruit are mulberries because as a kid she ate so many that she got a sore belly and thats what she associates them with.

While she is not very active on social media, after a perusal of her Twitter account, it seems Pania Rose gets bored easily with Tweets such as What can I do right now, Im bored. Any suggestions? and Bored bored bored.

In 2010, she and Thaddeus Taylor ONeil bought a condo in the East Village.

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