Sophie Ward (model)
7 August 1985 |
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Dress size||36 (EU); 4 (US); 8 (UK)|
Sophie Ward was born in Perth, Western Australia, as the first child of Gary and Claire Ward. She is older sister of model Gemma Ward and she has younger twin brothers, Oscar and Henry Ward. She is of English ancestry. Sophie was discovered by Vivien's Modelling Agency when she went to watch her sister Gemma model.
Ward was discovered in 2003 in Perth while in the audience of the "Search for a Supermodel" contest. Judges asked why she was not competing, and she explained that she was there only to watch her younger sister Gemma, who had reached the top 10 of the contest. Her sister's agency offered to represent her, and within several weeks Ward had won her first competition, the "City Face Competition."
Ward has worked for such magazines as Italian Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Australian Vogue, Follow and Mark magazines. She has been a regular at Fashion Weeks in both Sydney and Melbourne. She has been booked by many designers such as Tsubi, Toni Maticevski, Rebecca Dawson, Alex Perry, Michelle Jank, Tina Kalivas, Alice McCall, Mad Cortes and Scanlan & Theodore. In 2006 Sophie was booked for both London and Paris Haute Couture Fashion Weeks, working with designers such as Giorgio Armani and Diane von Fürstenberg through the IMG agency.
Ward is well known in the industry for her dedication to study. In 2006 she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Western Australia, majoring in English and European Studies. She also took Philosophy, Linguistics and Anthropology. Ward was published as a writer at 19 in Mark Magazine (2004), and following this wrote for Follow and Australian Vogue (2004) in an issue that was co-edited by her sister.
She has also art directed several music videos, including Ghostwood's 'Red Version' in 2007.