Codie Young is a model originated from Australia. She was born on November 1, 1992 in a city called Toowoomba from Queensland. While she was on her way to see a movie in a mall from her hometown, she was discovered by a model scout. The Sunshine Plaza was the place where this Australian model began to think of a career in modeling. She didn’t accept to become a model at that time because she still had one year of high school to complete. She studied visual arts.
As soon as she finished high school, Codie Young signed with the renowned model agency Busy Models, in March, 2010. Only a few months later, in October, she appeared on the cover of Vogue, Australian edition, wearing a MiuMiu dress. She made her debut on the catwalk during the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in 2010. Moreover, she became internationally known after she walked for important names such as Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin and Calvin Klein. In time, she started to collaborate with DNA Models in New York, Viva Model Management in Paris, Why Not Model Management in Milan, Vivien's Model Management in Sydney, Francina Models in Barcelona and Bravo Models in Tokyo.
Codie Young starred in numerous fashion shows and she became the face of Marc Jacobs' new Dot fragrance. Marc Jacobs admits that he is fascinated by Codie Young’s big, romantic eyes and that she is the most suited model for his campaign. Besides posing for editorials and appearing on the cover of magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Numero, V Magazine, i-D and Grey Magazine, she walks for Moschino, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Paul Smith, Kenzo, Rochas, Just Cavalli, Jill Stuart, Antonio Marras and Rodarte, just to name a few. Among the photographers that she collaborated with are Phil Poynter, Chadwick Tyler, Greg Lotus and Daniel Jackson. So far, she has travelled in important fashion centers from Spain and Japan for her work.
Codie Young’s work on Topshop’s campaign from March 2011 brings her critics regarding her body. She is accused of being anorexic because she looks really thin in the presentation pictures. In response, Codie Young declares that she has always been thin and that indeed she looks too thin in those photos. However, she blames the angle saying that it was unfavorable and thinks the photo manipulation work was poor.
Codie Young likes to draw and paint. She says that she would never get bored of doing just that. She likes to spend time with family, especially nowadays when she travels home just two times per year. She is very fond of Australian traditional holidays, but she prefers Christmas. Codie Young’s favorite movies are Tim Burton’s. As for her favorite music, she likes bands such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the Kooks, 660, Guns & Roses, JET, the Animals and many more. She eats fruits and vegetables, but not peas.