Stella Maynes Maxwell (born May 15, 1990) is a top Victoria's Secret fashion model. Aside from her modelling, however, she has become a topic of gossip in the tabloids for her relationship with American singer Miley Cyrus.
Stella was born in Belgium, living there with her family until the age of 13. She then moved to Canberra, Australia, and then, a year later, to Wellington, New Zealand. Maxwell then matriculated at Otago University, where she was discovered by a talent agent.
|Stella at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show|
Stella was an instant sensation on the modelling scene. Her clients aside from Victoria's Secret include:
- Alexander McQueen,
- Ermanno Scervino,
- River Island,
- Urban Outfitters,
Not just a model for Victoria's Secret, Stella has become an Angel, which is the top tier of models who work for the brand. She was signed to a contract for that in early 2015, having appeared in the December 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She was in the brand's first ever "Swim Special" in 2015.
Word is that Stella began dating Miley Cyrus early in 2015, around the time that she became an Angel. The two bear a certain resemblance when they style their hair the same way. Miley posted several cute shots of the two "interacting" which may have been staged. You never know in the world of celebrities what is real and what is not.
This appears to be part of a trend of famous female singers dating or becoming BFFs with Victoria's Secret models, or intentionally creating the appearance of such. For instance, Taylor Swift reportedly is or was dating (or "best friends with") Angel Karlie Kloss (who apparently has her own room at Taylor's place). Of course, those who follow the gossip know that Taylor supposedly has a boyfriend, or a string of boyfriends, or something like that. Miley, on the other hand, seems determined to make a scene about Stella, though it could all just be a publicity stunt.
Stella told V magazine that the two met through Miley's close friend/assistant Cheyne Thomas. She said they have been hanging out since March 2015. Miley split with her ex, Patrick Schwarzenegger, a month later, in April. Since Taylor's friend Karlie was booted from the Angels lineup early in 2015 in order to make way for Stella, it appears that Miley is top dog in that rarified "stars dating the Angels" league now. But never count Taylor out, she continues to maintain very, very close ties with the Angels.