It takes just one glance (and the obligatory double-take) to see why Australian stunner and social media queen Emily Skye has more than 6 million fans following her every move. She’s got it all: the body, the face, the eyes—we could keep going on. On the surface it seems she's led a charmed life, but her current status as a fitness role model didn’t come easily. She’s had to be tough and goal-driven get to where she is, and that’s what inspires the many women looking to improve their lives. Here, the Aussie beauty reveals some eye-opening facts about her past, her motivation to get in shape, her ideal man, and much more.

emily-skye-4 THE "AHA" MOMENT 

"For a long time, I struggled with body-image issues and was extremely depressed and insecure. I loved the look of strong women. By 25, I discovered fitness and started training, gaining 22 pounds, and started to feel healthier and happier.”

 R-E-S-P-E-C-T 

It pays to mind your manners, fellas. "Gentlemen will never go out of fashion. They get me every time.”

 SHE LIKES IT DIRTY 

"I used to ride dirt bikes. And when I'm not in the gym or working, I like travel and to swim in the ocean.”

 WHAT A RACK 

Of ribs, that is. Paired with a side of fries, it’s how she satisfies her need to splurge.

 

 NERDY IS SEXY 

She loves it when a guy can talk anatomy and physiology. “I’ll be mesmerized for hours.”

emily-skye3 COMPETITIVE STREAK 

“I entered fitness competitions in Australia, winning three and placing second in two. Ultimately, I decided that lifestyle was a little too strict for me, but I still wanted to keep fit and stay in top shape.”

 SHE LOVES TO TRAIN… 

Her glutes. “I like having sore glutes, and it’s a challenge.”

 GIRLS WILL BE BOYS 

Before she discovered makeup and dresses, Skye climbed trees, played with remote- control cars, and terrorized girls with bugs and other icky things. – FLEX