Georgia Pratt started her modeling career unlike most – behind the sewing machine. Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Georgia spent much of her childhood on the coast, boating and taking beach trips with her family. Boisterous and creative, young Georgia sought out every chance to use her hands and make something.
At 12-years-old, she sewed her first garment by refashioning an old pair of jeans into a denim skirt. A love for fashion materialized and she went on to attend Auckland University of Technology where she gained a Bachelor’s degree in design.
Though Georgia was intrigued by the link between modeling and designing (her mother once modeled as well), the idea of becoming a model didn’t take form until a family friend approached her at a BBQ. The designer needed a model to fill in for her label and Georgia acquiesced, seizing an opportunity to alleviate some of the financial burdens of being a college student. She modeled with the brand exclusively throughout school but stayed sharply focused on the objective of becoming a designer herself.
After college, Georgia landed what she describes as her “dream job”. She designed with an Auckland brand for two years but soon came to a crossroads. She opted to try her hand elsewhere and looked to modeling again as a means to simultaneously travel, continue designing and appease her wanderlust.
Things quickly came together in New York. The curvy, 5’11 kiwi’s big break came when Lane Bryant cast her for its #PlusIsEqual and the following #ThisBody campaigns. The ad campaign images, lensed by Cass Bird, feature industry favorites Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine as well as prominent public figures in the plus community sealing Georgia’s place among the taste-making models of our time.
Georgia made her New York Fashion Week debut in September 2016 where she appeared as the first of five plus models to ever walk for Christian Siriano. The following season, Georgia returned to Christian Siriano’s runway and also walked for Tome. Most recently, Georgia appeared in an editorial for Elle Magazine in which she was the only plus model. She also graced the pages of DAZED Korea for a solo, artistic spread that gives a nod to classical painting styles.