2017 Australian Swimsuit Calendar to feature Port Macquarie woman Jess McIlveen

The publishers of the Australian Swimsuit Calendar have picked 26-year-old Port Macquarie barista, make-up artist, model and actress Jessica McIlveen for their 2018 edition.

Flynns Beach: Port Macquarie model Jessica McIlveen at an iconic Port Macquarie beach. She will appear in the 2018 Australian Swimsuit Calendar. Photo: Phil Stefans Photography

Flynns Beach: Port Macquarie model Jessica McIlveen at an iconic Port Macquarie beach. She will appear in the 2018 Australian Swimsuit Calendar. Photo: Phil Stefans Photography

Jessica is one of only 12 successful models picked from several hundred applicants and will be featured as Miss October in the glossy and popular wall calendar.

“I have been working towards this for the past two years,” she said. 

“I got into it because I used to be a gymnast and had always wanted to do modelling and acting but never thought that I would or could have the guts to do it.

“I had a few people around me push me and encourage me to go for it so I did and have loved doing so ever since.”

She has featured in multiple short films and TV projects including a TVC for Ridgy Didge Pies and the 2014 Short film saga Red by Deadend Entertainment in addition to numerous photo shoots and fashion catwalk shows.

“I have already had a few amazing opportunities through modelling and acting and I hope that this calendar can help me further my career in modelling and acting around Australia and eventually overseas,” she said.

The 2018 Australian Swimsuit Calendar will go on sale through newsagents, gift shops and Calendar Club pop up stores in October 2017.