SHE is one of Australia’s most successful models based in Los Angeles, known for her girl next-door style and huge social media following.
Nathalie Darcas has modelled for Free People, Fabletics, Lorna Jane and stars in a new Bras N Things lingerie campaign (where she could easily pass as a Victoria’s Secret model).
But Melbourne-raised Darcas, who has nearly 85,000 followers on Instagram, is keeping it real.
“I’m not a huge party girl. I never really go out the night before meetings and jobs,” Darcas said, wearing a silk singlet and wide-legged trousers at a trendy West Hollywood cafe. “I just get an early night, eat well, wake up and exercise, and then I’ll go (to a casting). I’m a bit of a bore in that sense but it works for me.”
Drinking an iced almond milk latte, Darcas — who usually exercises six days a week — said she doesn’t follow a defined “diet” and instead, eats intuitively.
“I’m not vegetarian but I’ll think about it before I eat a meal — do I want meat?
“Some days I have cravings for red meat, so I will, and other days I won’t. Lots of greens. I don’t really follow anything in particular. I try to eat clean and get lost of sleep.”
Her daily meal of choice? “I love avo on toast,” she laughed.
Super-fit Darcas swears by reformer pilates and is “really into exercise”.
“I probably workout six times a week, even if I’m up at 5am and have to battle two hours of traffic (to work), I’ll go to a pilates class,” she said.
“My secret is… if you know you have a huge day and you want to fit in some exercise, just book yourself into a class that you know you’ll get charged (for) if you don’t go … then you have to go.”