Stella Maxwell: Everything You Need To Know About The Victoria’s Secret Angel

All the latest on the stunning model who is friends with Liam Payne

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by Ellie Wiseman |

Stella Maxwell is undeniably a modern-day beauty, with that girl-next-door edge. She has befriended other models of the moment including the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid and Barbara Palvin, and she has even been romantically linked to Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart and Liam Payne.

But what else do we know about her? We give you the low down...

Where Is Stella Maxwell From?

Stella was born in Belgium to Northern Irish parents, Stella Maynes and Maurice Maxwell, but moved down under to the capital of Australia, Canberra, when she was 13. Her family then soon took permeant residence in Wellington, New Zealand. Stella attended the University of Otago in Dunedin, and whilst out shopping one day she was discovered by modelling agency Ali McD. She began modelling as soon as she graduated.

How Old Is Stella Maxwell?

Stella Maxwell’s date of birth is 15th May 1990, making her 27 years of age.

Stella Maxwell’s Modelling Career...

The 5ft 10in beauty began modelling in 2008, and her early modelling gigs included starring in an Alexander McQueen campaign and shooting for British Vogue and ELLE. She was labelled the World’s Hottest Woman in Maxim magazine this year, beating 2015 winner Taylor Swift and 2013 winner Miley Cyrus, who is coincidentally her ex.

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During the SS'17 fashion season just passed, Stella walked in many designer presentations including Moschino, Versace and Fendi alongside Gigi and Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

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Stella Maxwell with designer Jeremy Scott. Photo from her Instagram - @stellamaxwell ©instagram

Stella Maxwell and Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret is world's sexiest underwear brand, so becoming a Victoria's Secret Angel is a career goal for models all around the world. Famous faces such as Miranda Kerr, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima have all proudly represented the brand, donning the infamous angel wings in campaigns and in the annual fashion shows. Now, Stella is the first British model to join the alumni.

In 2014, Stella walked in the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show in London, but in 2015 was given her wings. She told Vogue that she was nervous when casting for Victoria's Secret because they pick the sexiest girls and she didn't have long to show them her personality.

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Stella walked in the show in 2015 ©getty

Stella considers modelling to be like acting. She said in a exclusive Victoria's Secret video, 'when I feel sexy in the underwear I can perform'.

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Stella Maxwell with fellow Victoria's Secret angels, Martha Hunt, Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk and Josephine Skriver ©getty

Stella Maxwell And Miley Cyrus

Stella was rumoured to be dating Miley Cyrus for a few months in 2015. They met through mutual friend and photographer, Cheyen Thomas, and often posted photos of themselves together on Instagram.

Stella Maxwell And Kristen Stewart

In January 2017, Stella was photographed kissing Twilight actress Kristen Stewart in the back of a car. The pair dated for two years, before they split in October 2018. They were recently spotted together on a yacht trip in Italy this July, fuelling reconciliation rumours.

Stella Maxwell And Liam Payne

Liam and Stella look like they’re only business partners... The model turned up to his Hugo Boss clothing line launch in July, but he sent fans into overdrive when he posted a sweet snap of the pair later in the month. But from the caption, it looks to be purely business. (‘So happy to be working with this one again.’) In April, the pair were spotted heading into a restaurant in Berlin together - which led to some reports that they were dating.

What Is Stella Maxwell’s Instagram?

Stella has amassed a hefty 4.8 million Instagram followers - @stellamaxwell, where she shares posts of her modelling work and of her out with friends (and fellow models) such as Bella Hadid, Barbara Palvin, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Taylor Hill.

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What Is Stella Maxwell’s Twitter?

Stella doesn't have a Twitter account, she is strictly an Insta girl.

What Is Stella Maxwell’s Snapchat?

Stella's Snapchat is @stellamaxwell.

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Her Hobbies Include Music and Travelling...

If Stella wasn’t modelling she would be working on the music she records with her friends in New York City. She has also expressed an interest in acting.

Stella is also very outdoorsy. She loves hiking and travelling, and says the best part about her job is visiting beautiful places around the world. The next destination to tick off her bucket list is Iceland.

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