Neighbours actress and model, Olympia Valance, has been named the new Gossard Girl for 2015.
Having been crowned the UK’s Favourite Lingerie Brand at the UK Lingerie Awards (UKLA) earlier this month, Gossard has teamed up with Olympia, the younger sister of Neighbours alumni and popstar, Holly, to launch both swimwear and lingerie collections.
Talking exclusively to Lingerie Insight, Olympia explained how the partnership came about: “[Gossard] approached me first, which was exciting. They were looking at a few people and thought that I was the right fit for the brand. I feel honoured. It’s cool that I get to be that girl.”
“It’s been a while in the making – we started talking in the summer – but it’s finally here and it’s the best thing that could have happened," she added.
Olympia flew into the UK last week to model Gossard’s AW15 collection for a photoshoot, in which she posed with Gossard’s UKLA trophy. This is her first foray into lingerie modelling.
“I was always a bit funny about taking my clothes off,” said Olympia. “I’ve never done anything like this before, but I obviously did some research and when I saw how beautiful the Gossard bras were, I was super excited.”
“I am excited about working with Gossard in all their ventures, from helping women to find the size and style that suits them, to collaborating with inspirational charities such as CoppaFeel!, this is something that means the world to me and I really look forward to working with Gossard.”
Gossard managing director Tony Jarvis commented on the collaboration: “Gossard is a brand that the public really resonate with and that has just been demonstrated by the fantastic achievement of being named the ‘People’s Choice’ for 2014.”
“Olympia brings to the brand those same likeable qualities and her enthusiasm and spirit is infectious. Gossard is traditionally renowned for spotting the very best new talent and Olympia is no exception; her commitment and professionalism is exemplary and she is a delight to work with.”
Olympia begins working with Gossard with immediate effect and will be helping to launch new collections throughout the forthcoming seasons.