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My full name is Marlene Eleonore Kafka. I was named after Marlene Dietrich.

I was born in Mannheim, in Germany. When I was two years old my parents and I moved to Somersworth in the USA. My sister Sophie was born there in 2001. When I was almost five we all packed up and moved back to Germany. We lived in Einhausen for a year then moved closer to the primary school in Darmstadt. At that time I didn’t know Australia even existed!

In 2007, my dad got offered a job in Melbourne and so we packed up again and moved to Australia. We weren’t Australian citizens so after my brother was born we had to move back to Germany, then my dad was offered another job in Australia, so we moved back again!

I’d love to be a famous model. I love getting my hair done and wearing all the different styles of clothes. At almost every shoot I get to meet new people and I’m good at that after being at about six different schools.

If the modelling doesn’t work out, I’d love to be a drama teacher, although when I was six I wanted to be a vet, so things change.

I also love singing and I also enjoy listening to music. Sometimes I print out lyrics and just sing them over and over until I can’t get the song out of my head.

Photography and interview: Kelly Thompson  |  Model: Marlene at Chadwick Models  |  Styling: Gabrielle Elliott |  Makeup: Lucid Hair and Makeup  |  Assistant and retouching: Vanessa Bong 

1. Komono Dreyfus glasses, American Apparel bodysuit.

2. Komono Hyppolyte sunglasses, Lover denim crop shirt, D_Luxe superfine bracelets, Cotton On mesh shorts, PUMA by Hussein Chalayan sneakers.

3. ACNE cap similar here, Everlast tank, Acne Four Tela skirt, Elliott metal knuckle piece, PUMA by Hussein Chalayan sneakers.

4. Camilla and Marc tank from Green with Envy , backpack stylist’s own, similar here.

5. Komono Hyppolyte sunglasses, Lover denim crop shirt, D_Luxe superfine bracelets.

6. Sunglasses stylist’s own, Rag and Bone top from Green With Envy, Stolen Girlfriends Reveal crew.

7. Suicidal Tendencies cap, Stolen Girlfriends Checkmate scarf, Stolen Girlfriends Choker tee.

8. Komono Dreyfus glasses, Vintage Kate Sylvester backpack, American Apparel bodysuit, Stolen Girlfriends Reveal crew.

9. Komono watch, D-Luxe Superfine chains, Camilla and Marc tank from Green with Envy , backpack stylist’s own, similar here.

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