ABOUT TERESA MOORE
Teresa Moore is a model from New Zealand managed by Elite Models New York. She has worked for international fashion and beauty brands such as Ralph Lauren, H&M, Diesel, Neutrogena and L'Oreal. Moore began modeling in the fashion industry when she was 14, starting at 62 Models in Auckland, New Zealand, and soon after securing a contract with Women Management in New York, famed for starting the careers of modeling icons such as Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Isabelli Fontana. Teresa Moore is now proudly represented by superpower agency, Elite Models New York.
Teresa Moore was born in the small Pacific island capital, Nuku'alofa, Tonga and at the age of 10, the family moved to New Zealand where she was raised in the small beachside town of Whangaparaoa, outside of Auckland. Her parents are Italian and American with French and Scottish descent.
TERESA MOORE'S CAREER
Moore signed to 62 Models after being discovered while shopping in Auckland city with her mother. She received considerable commercial exposure after a series of beachwear ads predominantly for Australian luxury swimwear brand Seafolly. Since then Moore has modeled for swim and lingerie brands such as Moontide, Morrissey, Triumph, H&M, Valisere, Bali, Rigby and Pellor, Sisley and Calzedonia. This increased her profile in the Australian and European markets, after which Moore relocated to New York where she still lives today. In New York, Moore had a multitude of runway appearances and signed with Women Model Management in early 2004. From there, she was booked for runway and print campaigns for major labels, including H&M, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Armani Exchange, Diesel, Levis, Lisa Ho, Bettina Liano, Gap, Banana Republic, Saks Fifth Avenue and Ralph Lauren. Moore was also booked for print in magazines such as Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Spanish and Mexican Vogue, as well as British and Australian Harper's Bazaar. Teresa Moore has featured in television advertisements for brands like Kia, Bacardi, Glassons, Hallensteins and Triumph Lingerie.
In early 2006, Moore appeared in a superbowl commercial for Tabasco in a white bikini and received major press. Her commercial was aired as the first commercial after half time break. She debuted in the United States market when she signed a cosmetics contract with Neutrogena. The campaign ran in a series of internationally sold women's beauty magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Allure and Elle. Along with several other Victoria's Secret and international sport stars, Moore was also asked to represent New Zealand at the America's Cup fashion show for Triumph Lingerie in Valencia. Teresa Moore was voted the sexiest woman in New Zealand and the 23rd sexiest woman in the world in 2010 by E! Entertainment TV. Following her success with Women Model Management in New York, Teresa Moore became one of the highest earning new faces as a teenager and continues to work for lucrative high fashion, commercial and beauty brands.
In 2009, Moore had signed on as the face of British fashion retailer Marks and Spencers. After debuting in their 125-year anniversary ad campaign, Moore continued working as the face of their Autograph range, shot by fashion photographers Eamonn Maccabe and Jonty Davies. Along with her modeling, Moore made a guest appearance in the Twentieth Century Fox pilot Gotham and continues to study acting with reknown acting coaches Megan Rafferty and Nina Murano.
Teresa Moore was also asked to appear as a guest judge on New Zealand's Next Top Model in 2011, which was the highest airing reality show in Australasia at the time. She also became the new face of Bacardi shot by Ellen von Unwerth, which was renewed for a second year in 2013 as a worldwide campaign including 5 story tall billboards in Times Square, Rodeo Drive and Miami Beach. Following her success internationally, Moore also signed a deal to represent New Zealand brands Moontide and Zierra in 2011. Teresa Moore is arguably the highest earning model from New Zealand and a top model at the 10 agencies she is signed with around the world including Elite New York, Union Models London, Nathalies Paris, PMA Hamburg, Women Milan and Chic Sydney. Teresa Moore was on the cover of prestigious fashion magazine W, as well as the covers of Fashion Quarterly, Karen, Shape and Elle Magazines.
An aspiring actress, Teresa Moore and has had guest star roles on "The Mysteries of Laura" with Debra Messing and "Law and Order- SVU" with Ice-T and Shiloh Fernandez. She also appeared in a major US TV commercial for Kia Cadenza in 2013 and 2014, which doubled her social media following.
Teresa Moore continues to gain haircare and cosmetic clients, such as L'Oreal, Clairol, Garnier, Neutrogena, Wella, Schwarzkoph, Sally Hansen, Avon and Aveda. Her olive-toned skin and fresh face along with her great lingerie body make her a repeat booker of many beauty brands as well as a top seller for the Latina beauty market in the US and around the world.
Moore's model trademark is her perfect hour-glass figure and dark smoky eyes. Client Laura Bell stated: "Teresa is the essential “Classic Beauty”. We love her because she has the most incredible girl-next-door look and she's also stunningly beautiful and exotic. It means women are not intimidated by her looks and guys dream about her. It's a fantastic combination ... people want to be around her; she's fun on a shoot … and she's not stupid, which can be a very annoying trait among many models." Model agent Sara Tetro described Moore as "the perfect endorsement", citing her ability to "truly sell a product".