The Happy Pear Podcast


Supermodels, business and finding your true self with Elle Macpherson

Season 6, Ep. 78

This week’s guest needs no real introduction, we were delighted to have Australian supermodel, businesswoman, tv host, actress and our friend, Elle Macpherson on the podcast!

“I was pretty much paid to be whatever they wanted to be, and I was really good at it, but striving to be excellent in my job it distanced me from the capacity to get to know myself, dissociation of who I am and who I was supposed to be… as I have matured I have come to realise that the real joy in life is this authentic way of being which is - what I think what I feel what I do - being all aligned.”

Eleanor Nancy Macpherson, is possibly best known for her record breaking front cover appearance on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body”. Having carved out a modelling, TV and acting career, Elle is now also at the forefront of the wellbeing industry with her natural health brand, Welleco. 

Elle came to stay with us for a couple of days, being a fellow vegan and lover dips in the sea, chats, walks and movement, needless to say we had a wonderful time.

An excellent conversationalist we were fascinated listening to all her stories and nuggets of wisdom. Now nearly 60 it is safe to say she has lived many lives! From substance abuse, divorces, too discovering her true self. She is an inspiring, intelligent, charming and insightful person - this is a great episode that will make you reflect and hopefully get you motivated!


Lots of Love,

Dave & Steve

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