Shanina Shaik wishes she 'could burn pictures' from first years in New York

Shanina Shaik

Shanina Shaik wishes she "could burn pictures" from her first years in New York because she regrets some of her fashion choices.

The Australian beauty moved to New York City as a teenager to achieve her dream of becoming a model and made her debut at New York Fashion Week in 2009, before scoring her breakthrough in 2011 when she was cast in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

However, in a new interview with Vogue Australia, the 28-year-old admitted she wishes she "could burn pictures" from her first years in the Big Apple because of her style choices.

"When you don't feel good about what you're wearing, it shows and it doesn't look good," she said, adding that she's still working on finding the style which makes her feel great. "I'm still finding myself as a woman, and (discovering) what (makes) me feel good."

The catwalk star, who is now based in Los Angeles, also revealed that she has a knack for guessing her size just by looking at a garment, which is helpful as she doesn't usually try on an item before she buys it. She has a weakness for heels too, and will always wear them on a night out, though insisted she will only ever invest in pieces that make her feel confident and fit her perfectly.

Shaik gave the interview to promote her capsule clothing collection with Australian label Johansen, and she made no mention of the recent headlines surrounding her claims the 2019 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show has been cancelled.

"Unfortunately, the Victoria's Secret show won't be happening this year," she told Australia's The Daily Telegraph in July. "But I'm sure in the future something will happen, which I'm pretty sure about."

Victoria's Secret representatives have not yet commented on Shaik's comments.

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