It's coming up a decade since a brash, freckle-faced girl from Kawerau won cycle 2 of New Zealand's Next Top Model.
To say it's been a rollercoaster of high highs and the lowest of lows would be an understatement but Danielle Hayes is happy to acknowledge modelling has allowed her to live and breathe people, cities and cultures she may not have otherwise had the opportunity to.
So it was with mixed emotions she announced this year's New Zealand Fashion Week would be her last.
"It's not the end of the catwalk," Hayes said. "If something comes up overseas then