Phoebe was adopted from an orphanage in war torn Vietnam at just ten days old. When they returned to Australia, Phoebe’s parents found out she was cross-eyed and she required several operations over many years under the late Fred Hollows to correct her eyesight. Phoebe is still in contact with Gabi Hollows today. Phoebe is also an Ambassador of Shake It Up, an Australian NFP in partnership with the Michael J Fox Foundation to promote and fund Parkinson’s Disease research. Phoebe’s business Garland & Garland is well known in the Australian Fashion industry, and she is on the Advisory board for the TAFE NSW Fashion Design Studio.