vAgyness Deyn isn’t “finished” with modelling, but needs to explore other things so she doesn’t lose herself.

The British star has worked in fashion since she was 17.

She rose to prominence in 2007, with her short peroxide hair and grungy aesthetic unlike the other models who were around at the time. She worked a lot, but then seemed to drop out of the limelight.

Agyness is now pursuing acting jobs as well as modelling and has tried to explain why she made the change.

“I did start to think about what I was doing. I think we all go through phrases when we think about life,” she told the British edition of Grazia magazine.

“But to me, it was more about finding myself than losing myself. I just want to see what else I can do. I’ve done 12 years of modelling, I’m not finished with it, but I’ve really found I love acting.”

Agyness fought to make it in the fashion world for several years and had just about given up hope when she was finally signed.

The 29-year-old is still amazed by how much being a model changed her life. She has been living in New York recently but is soon making the move to Los Angeles, which she is thrilled about.

“I love the sunshine, the lifestyle in LA. I can wake up early, go hiking, I’ve got friends who’ve got young families and I love hanging out with kids. I’ve already been spending time in LA and I decided to go there because it was where I felt happiest,” she explained.

“I don’t do that many parties [when I’m back home in the UK]. What I like is hanging out with proper mates. We all go out in London but at midnight we all sit around in the restaurant drinking cups of tea – not very rock’n’roll.”  © COVER MEDIA