Growing up, she said that she felt like she was always in the hospital: she suffered from meningitis, requiring spinal taps; a tumor on her knee; and several broken bones.
Abbey Lee attended a catholic school that had a student body made up of over 40 nationalities. She later went to the Academy of Mary Immaculate.
In 2004, she won the Australian Girlfriend Model Search, and after high school she moved to Sydney to start her modeling career. While on the beach, she was discovered by Chic Management.
Her measurements are 32-24-35.
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Upon her move to New York, models.com called her the next superstar.Abbey Lee debuted in the 2008 New York Fashion Week and walked in 29 shows for designers such as Halston and Rodarte. That same year, she appeared in the Victorias Secret Fashion Show. In October of that year, she scored a 20-page editorial in Vogue Italia.
Abbey Lee said of wearing Gucci, I felt like I was wearing clothes in a fantasy story.
Abbey Lee has landed on the covers of Australian Vogue, Russian Vogue, V and Dazed & Confused. She has also worked with a variety of brands, including Jason Wu, DKNY, Akiki Ogawa, Sonia Rykiel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Rolf and Marc Jacobs, among others.
She has worked with Chic, 2pm, Next London, Next Milan, Next NY and Next Paris.
Abbey Lee has appeared in ads for Guccis Flora scent. She said in W magazine, I like my hands. They do most of the talking.
Abbey Lee is known to have 10 piercings, several tattoos, and a pet lizard named Annie Hall. She said, Lets just say, if I werent a model, Id be a walking collage. I see my body as a blank canvas thats aching to be decorated; I find it all very fascinating. She is remarkably not high end when it comes to shopping for clothes: The Salvation Army is my regular!
When not working, Abbey Lee likes sports and working out. She also likes the album bang, bang, youre TERRY REID.
Abbey Lee lives in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, which she says is definitely a different experience to living in Australia. New York is such a versatile city, and theres always something new to discover. She added, I moved to Williamsburg to be a bit of a hermit, but everyone caught on and the place is rapidly morphing into a mini Manhattan.