Meet the model: Lucy Gascoyne
For our 20th birthday campaign, we had to find a model to match our incredible new bum-sculpting leggings. Step in Lucy Gascoyne @lucygascoyne, Sheffield girl, pizza fan and athlete. Yes, when this girl isn't walking the catwalks you'll find her training in high jump. On set on our incredible shoot on the Southbank we chatted training, competing for the first time in 5 years and the best roast in East London.
Describe yourself in three words?
Sarcastic, outgoing and funny? Is that big headed?
Where are you from?
I’m from Sheffield, North England.
How did you get into modelling?
I was scouted when I was 14. I was shopping with my mum and a Canadian man named Anthony Gordan found me and said, “Do you wanna be a model?” and I said “No, not really!”. Then I was down in London, like, 2 weeks after that and signed with my agency.
Where do you live in the world?
I live in East London.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
I’ve had a few. I did the Godiva chocolate campaign a few months ago and I had a chocolate bath so that was fun!
My number one fitness tip?
Just do it. Get up in the morning and do what you’ve got to do and then get it over with.
The workout that works for me is?
A good, solid, sweaty workout is for me. I feel like if I don’t sweat I haven’t had a good sesh.
How did you get into high jump?
I got into athletics when I was 7, just a local club. Then one day the girl that did high jump for our club didn’t show up so the manager of the club was like, “Lucy, you’re long! We’ll put you in the high jump”. I actually had a meltdown to my mum and she said “Oh shut-up! Go throw yourself over, you’ll be fine. Get on with it and stop moaning”. I went and did it, I won and I loved it. So, I then started focusing on that rather than sprinting.
Any tips for young girls getting into athletics?
Go for it. I think if you start from such a young age and do that much physical stuff, your body remembers it. I took a 3 year break from athletics and high jump and I still had a 6 pack. My friends were like, “Oh my god, you can eat what you want, you can do what you want.” 8 years of intense sport, I think that’s the best thing for your body.
What’s your favourite place in London?
Probably Westminster or Greenwich, I love Greenwich Market.
Secret London haunt?
There’s a place where I live called The Cuckfield, it does the most amazing Sunday roast I’ve ever had in my life.
What did you have for breakfast today?
A breakfast bar and an orange.
Chocolate or crisps.
Your travel essential?
Those face sprays, to keep my skin hydrated on the plane.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
It has to be Burn by Usher.
If I could be anywhere right now…
What’s next for you?
Keep up with my high jump training. I’ve been back into it a little while now so just training hard, I’m hopefully going to be doing a few competitions to ease me back in over the next few months, then I’ll see what happens.