The Land From Down Under. OZ.
Or whatever fancy moniker that you wish to come up for Earth’s largest island continent. It is a land of rugged and vast beauty.
From kangaroos, koala bears, dingoes, wombats, wallabies or whatever species are native to this country of close to 24 million, Australia is home to some of the most breath-taking cities and icons in the world such as Sydney, Melbourne, the Great Barrier Reef and the world-famous Syndey Opera House.
While known for its exports such as coal, iron ore, gold, wool, wheat and transport equipment, Australian’s other notable exports are in the realm of entertainment and modeling.
Famous and notable actors and actresses from Australia are a proverbial who’s who of the Hollywood A-list with names such as Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Mel Gibson, Cate Blanchett, the late Heath Ledger, Eric Bana, Chris and Liam Hensworth, Guy Pearce, and Naomi Watts are just a few Aussie imports from the Australian-Hollywood pipeline.
Noteworthy models to come from Australia are just as well-known with the likes of Rachael Taylor, Elle Macpherson, Isabel Lucas, Emily Scott, Gemma Ward, Ruby Rose, Sophie Monk and Mallory Jansen. While not as well known as her fellow Aussie countrymen, could pinup and glamour model, Sheree Atalanta Tallis be the next hot Australian to make a name for herself abroad?
Edgy and sexy, the 5’6 olive-skinned Tallis has modeled for brands such as South Cali Sunnies, while displaying a uncanny knack for fashion and style.
A first-generation born African-Kenyan Australian, Tallis could be considered a proverbial walking United Nations, thanks to having a mix of Greek, Romanian, African, French, Irish, Spanish and Israeli orthodox British. And at still the young age of 25, Tallis already has her eyes set on life outside of modeling in launching her own business venture, M.O.T. Wardrobe and Events, a clothing and accessories line for companies, models and artists.
An unabashed sports fanatic and jersey collector, Tallis loves her American sports and well as European soccer, thanks to being a big fan of teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Yankees and Jets, Manchester United and the Greek national soccer team.
Tallis is an even bigger fan of former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets head coach, and newly hired NFL analyst, Rex Ryan.
Below is my Q and A with Sheree as we talk about modeling, fashion, sports, her love of buffalo wings, the New York Jets and Rex Ryan!
Name: Sheree Atalanta Tallis
Birthplace: Carlton Victoria, Australia
Modeling Agency: INDEPENDENT MODEL OF AUSTRALIA.
Social Media Links: Instagram: @PatronKoukla | Facebook: Sheree Atalanta Model
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “You can find me and my daily posts updates and tours and events on my model page!
Features, live feeds and behind the scenes shoots and my portfolio and so much more, such as my recent collab with models on tour 2017 and in Sydney, Australia with the amazing model in Katarzyna Aurora Sprengel, Insta-@katarzyna_sprengel ”
Robert D. Cobb: What kind of model do you consider yourself?
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “I personally consider myself more pin up and glamour I adore all styles and have done many ranges of styles, but I honestly adore pin-up. The style, makeup, clothes, the music! I could go on forever really!”
Robert D. Cobb: What brands have you modeled for?
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “I’ve modeled for SOUTHCALISUNNIES. Their amazing sunglasses have so many designs and colors, they really do help with the UV rays! They are my go to pairs!
I have also promoted raw body scrub!
And it’s amazing, but it would have to be south Cali sunnies, they literally go with everything females and males and their designs I truly admire.”
Robert D. Cobb: Where has been your favorite place to shoot?
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “Wow, now that’s a tuff one! I would have to say one of the beach photo shoots i had in Torquay Beach in Melbourne, I never felt more free, Torquay Beach Australia is a childhood favorite of mine.
My photo shoot and my other favorite beach photo shoot would have to be half moon bay Melbourne with a collab shoot with great model friends and my amazing MUA from Melbourne, Australia. Her Insta and Facebook business page is @lyrabeauty101, highly recommend if your ever on tour to Melbourne.
Whom is my makeup artist so was great and half moon bay is the place for couples marriages and that rock feel like you you just walked right of out the canyons.”
Robert D. Cobb: What is the most exciting aspect of modeling?
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “It would have to be the confidence I feel within myself I’m always myself no matter what photo shoot I do, or who I collab with it’s always a fun and a blast.
When I am doing what I love so much and have immense passion and dedication I just don’t want to stop and no matter what style I do it seriously feels like being free and I absolutely love it!”
Robert D. Cobb: With summer right around the corner, what fashion and style tips and trends do you have for looking good when the temperature drops?
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “I would go for a nice boho wrap dress I adore them and think their so great for any occasion and the summer you can wear your bikinis underneath and then unwrap the boho wrap dress so it’s very accessible for when needing a change for a photo shoot.
Summer fashion also not to much makeup natural beige on the eyes and a cream color to blend. In the summer bronzer is best to use then foundation depending on the sun were you are from Australia sun is so hot thank goodness for south Cali sunnies and my makeup bronzers. Mascara waterproof is always best no matter where and what you do.
I use Gerard cosmetics Huda beauty,too faced products, cover girl, chi chi, Jeffee star cosmetics those are my main products. I use lashes I adore whole range of lashes mink and human hair my go to for photo shoots.
When keeping it natural especially in summer, I like to keep mine natural on summer days and always add a pop of color of my Gerard cosmetics lipsticks a pop of red or pink will go well for that summer look even a nude beige.”
Robert D. Cobb: Within the industry, who is your inspiration?
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “I would have to say Gigi Hadid! She has such a diverse range of styles, she is always true to herself and always has been. In photos in music videos in anything and everything she creates does and helps those in need brings me joy and inspires me to do so.
No matter what in life what battles have been thrown said and kicked at us ,Best thing to do is come out even stronger.
Gigi Hadid, thank you!”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your secret to staying in shape?
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “Lots of spa water such as Strawberry’s in water more fruit etc. Training and boxing and music to motivate the mind body and spirit.”
Robert D. Cobb: Outside of modeling, what are your hobbies?
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “Travelling is my upmost favorite hobby and also helping others with advice or even tours and photo shoots helping other models like myself and all other women wanting to aspire to be a model.
My travels I have yet more to tick off my bucket list.”
Sports question: Who are your favorite teams and clubs
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “I love my soccer! Glory! Glory! Manchester United!
-Euro cup, Greece
-NBA, Lakers fan since birth
-Baseball, New York Yankees
-NFL, New York Jets! J-E-T-S, J-E-T-S all the way from Oz baby! “I have a lot of Jets jerseys and hats! You know what, I have to actually say to be honest the coach (Rex Ryan) who used to coach the Jets was my fave! Weird as it sounds, he made me laugh soooooooooooo much! I can’t choose a player because I like them all!! LOL! But, I miss the old coach!”
Robert D. Cobb: Damn! Buffalo wings, beer and lover of the NFL, you’re like the perfect woman for guys!
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “Hahahah I know! And!!! I also love watching soccer or NFL live and in person, I’m literally there till the end of the game with the jersey! Haha!”
Robert D. Cobb: What are your favorite cities to travel to?
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “I plan to travel more, interstate and overseas but I do love Sydney, Australia, Europe and the USA are next on my tour to-do list. I adore Thailand, have been many times! Pattaya was my favorite! “
“I need to get my booty to the States and live there I think! Wings all day everyday! LOL! Ranch sauce, celery stick, carrot and a nice cold tap beer!”
Robert D. Cobb: What advice would you give to women aspiring to get into modeling?
Sheree Atalanta Tallis: “Be yourself! Always if you feel you don’t feel comfortable with something don’t do it trust yourself, always do your research on something your unsure about.
Never, ever, ever let anyone doubt your abilities or put you down in any genres of style of photo shoot as long as you enjoyed doing it and you loved the product you produced that’s all that matters at the end of the day we all deserve to be happy. No one can tell you how to be happy except yourself. Be true to yourself and most importantly love yourself.”
Special thanks to Ms. Sheree Atalanta Tallis for her time and assistance during the Q and A interview process. Images used are with permission, and are the rightfully property of their owners.