Taylor, 27, was discovered at the tender age of 14 by Ursula Hufnagl, owner of Chic Models.
She packed her bags for New York City and left Australia with Kerr in 2005 to pursue modeling internationally.
The athletically built, five-foot, nine-inch tall model followed in Kerr’s footsteps and found work in swimwear and lingerie.
She worked extensively with US swimwear brand O’Neill, including designing her own line, and has had an on-again, off-again relationship with Victoria’s Secret.
She started with the brand in 2009 and has worked in several campaigns including one shot by Director Michael Bay of “Transformers” fame.
She’s walked in fashion shows for Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, Tommy Hilfiger, Moschino and Trussardi. She’s also repped for Estée Lauder.
Editorially, she covered Australian Vogue in 2009 and the Polish and Swedish editions of Elle.
Elyse grew up in Vaucluse, Sydney, and Australia is never very far from her mind. “Apart from my family and friends, I miss the Australian lifestyle. New York is such a workaholic city, it’s hard to find the time to relax,” she says.
She became pregnant last year with boyfriend Seth Campbell, who once dated actress and fashion maven, Mary-Kate Olsen.. He founded a sneaker company, Upper Echelon Shoes in 2005.
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Gwen Stefani and Miley Cyrus have worn his shoes, which he made famous by embroidering them with 18k gold and sterling silver.
Taylor previously dated “Home & Away” actor Peter Scarf, musician Nicholas Piscitelli and Sydney nightclub mogul John Ibrahim.
For her photo shoot, Elyse posed for photographer Matteo Montanari For Purple Diary. The photos were shot in July last year, before she became pregnant.
The photos are just a reminder of what we have to look forward to once Elyse starts modeling again. Check them out, let us know your thoughts and follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest news on the most beautiful women in the world.