Elyse Knowles in August 2015
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
Elyse started modeling in when she was 10 years old. Throughout primary school, she worked for a group of family brands, such as Target, until she was chosen for a Jay Jays campaign. When she turned 16, she travelled to China and Hong Kong to model internationally.
In 2015, she became a fitness model for Billabong, she was the female ambassador for the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix and the Melbourne Spring Racing ambassador. Elyse also launched her own fashion label, “Evrryday”.
In 2016, Elyse was the face of ulta3, the face of the Caulfield Cup Carnival, an ambassador for ATC Longines Golden Slipper, alongside Rachel Griffiths, and an ambassador for DHL’s “Safer Beaches” campaign, reminding people to swim between the flags.
Elyse and her boyfriend Josh Barker, were one of five couples competing in Nine Network’s thirteenth season of The Block, premiered on 30 July 2017. They won when their renovated house sold at auction to comedian Dave Hughes, for $3.067 million AUD. This allowed the couple to pay off their mortgage in real life. Also in 2017, Elyse became WaterAid’s event ambassador, in her first charity ambassador role.
The publicity boost from Elyse’s win in The Block, helped her book more modelling gigs and has contributed to a busy 2018, particularly with ambassador roles. She is an ambassador for Aveda Haircare, Seafolly, Davidoff Parfum ‘Cool Water’ Fragrance, and more recently Myer, where fellow Aussie model Jennifer Hawkins stepped down from her role there after 12 years.