Two of the most successful Australian modeling exports – Myf Shepherd and Tallulah Morton – are bailing on their runway duties to study art, according to Frockwriter.

Cairns born Myf – she of the adorably freckled nose – has had a pretty stellar run since kicking off her modeling career in 2008 at Rosemount Australia Fashion Week. From walking for Dior to landing campaigns for Gucci and Sonia Rykiel, she has most recently appeared on the cover of Dazed & Confused Japan. However she is throwing in the French champagne and stolen designer shoes to commence a Bachelor of Design at Sydney’s College of Fine Arts. Fear not – she’ll be back. It’s just your usual case of Runway Fatigue and according to representation at Chic Management, she’ll return to modeling in 2011.

Tallulah Morton, Pedestrian favourite and muse to Mark The Cobrasnake Hunter, is also bailing on a strong international career at the ripe old age of 19 to pursue a degree in Fine Arts. She’s probably due an extended break after starting out at 13 which, in normal job years, is like 40 – also known as mid-life crisis o’clock. Recently Tallulah has gained more blog subject headings than magazine covers for her partying, and was reportedly seen slinging smack talk at another girl on a night out in Sydney recently. Feel free to send photos or CCTV footage to us.