She then attended the Academy of Mary Immaculate in Fitzroy.
After high school, in 2005, she moved from Melbourne to Sydney to begin modelling.
He puts you in a G-string in a pile of mud because you want to do it. For me, that shoot was the truth about how things were between us both, and I felt good doing it. " After skipping the Autumn 2009 season owing to a knee injury, Kershaw reappeared in Milan Fashion Week, opening D&G to having the first and last looks at Fendi and Versace, prompting New York Magazine to name her "Milan's Top Model".
On 1 December 2009, for the second time, she participated in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, but this time she had three outfits, modelling in the "Star Trooper," "Pink Planet", and in the "Enchanted Forest" segment.
In March 2010, it was announced that she will be the face of Chanel's Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 ready-to-wear ad campaign.
This news came after she closed the Chanel Spring 2010 couture show, and opened the Chanel Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 ready-to-wear show.
She has said that as a child, she was "always in the hospital." At age four, she suffered from meningitis and had to have two spinal taps.
She also had a tumour on the knee, and several broken bones from climbing trees.
She grew up in Kensington and attended St Michael's Catholic Primary school in North Melbourne.
She has stated that she "grew up with 42 nationalities", explaining that her primary school of 150 children was very multicultural.
She took her own self-portrait for the new Rag & Bone Do-It-Yourself ad campaign spring 2011 along with models Sasha Pivovarova, Edita Vilkeviciute, Karolina Kurkova, Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge.