"Looking back on it now, it's amazing to think of what I did," she says.
"You don't appreciate it at the time but I would go to 15 countries with everything paid for, limos every day, photos every day, the best clothes around and paid good money.
"Sometimes when I mow the lawns it brings back memories ..." she says wistfully.
But the former Miss Lovely Legs, Miss Physique, Miss Elegance and Miss Disco Queen has become simply Mrs Beechey.
It has been a coming of age for Skye since she wed local footballer and fireman Paul Beechey at Byron Bay in 2004, and she couldn't be happier.
Skye is all energy and spark. She talks quickly, laughs easily and is tall, striking and beautiful. She is now following a new path - turning the endless stream of ideas in her head into reality.
She and Paul have opened a sushi shop in town and are about to open a cafe/gallery at Invermay called Swamp Cafe.
If all of Skye's ideas became reality, there would be a lot more. "I have a million business ideas in my head all the time. I wish I was 50 different people and I'd set something up every week," she said.
"I've always had ideas. Mum would go out for dinner and she would come back and the whole lounge room would be changed around and full of flowers I'd picked. I've been doing that since I was 10 and that's me. The businesses, for me, are a chance to create something."
Skye's new-found peace has ended the love-hate relationship she admits she had with the town she now lives in.
"It was a love-hate relationship with Launceston before. There was no bitchiness on the model circuit - that's a myth. It only seems to happen in smaller places, and Tassie was the worst. But now I've found someone I love and we get on really well, I feel really settled. I wouldn't even think of going somewhere else."
And she has found a life after modelling that is hard work but far more fulfilling than she had ever imagined.
"Definitely for me the best period of my life has been since I've been married. My biggest achievements are the businesses and the marriage. I just look back at the modelling as a way to explore the world and to escape from studying.
"I never got nervous, I would just pack my bags and get on the plane and end up somewhere else. It was kind of like running away and being in fairyland. It felt like a dream.
"But I don't think about that side as much because the model is not really me. I'm not that model person."
Skye is a prolific creator and improviser. She spends hours now on her art, where she can create what she imagines.
"My main passion is definitely art. I move the kitchen table, put my stuff on the floor and get paint all over my clothes. I go into my own world and I love it."
The walls are covered with Skye's work.
Charcoal sketches of nudes are separated by a textured white-on-white piece of reeds. It's an effective work.
"It's `no more gaps'," Skye says.
Skye seems completely unafraid to experiment and improvise. She tells me she uses external house paints, fillers or whatever is lying around.
The light, modern house is being renovated to give Skye more space for her art. And, unsurprisingly, the renovations are another Skye scheme.
Other projects on the go for this bundle of energy include a book, gardening, plans for the city of Launceston and more travel.
"Paul and I travel a lot. We did Greece and Thailand recently and this year we'll go to Vietnam. Travel gives you heaps of ideas to bring back and it refreshes you."
They are also deciding if or when they want to have children.
Skye says she is a mix of two of her inspirations - her parents.
"Dad is a sharp, smart businessman and Mum is an entertainer and the groover. She'll talk to anyone, even the postman, for hours.
"I was brought up to keep motivated and happy by having my year planned. So Paul and I have got the next three years planned."
However, with this many ideas bouncing around in Skye's head, the masterplan doesn't always hold.
"We were going to have the year off this year but then I saw the shop in Invermay for sale and we went `bang bang bang' and now we'll have the cafe. My friends laughed and said `you were going to have the year off'. I told them we would stop now, that the shop would be enough, but they know me too well to trust that."
A portrait of Launceston's characters
How would you capture the essence of a city, its achievements and diversity, and communicate it to others?
Award-winning photographer Philip Kuruvita has chosen to express Launceston through 100 candid black- and-white portraits of Launcestonians for his project Faces Of Launceston 2006. Subjects come from all walks of life, and each Tuesday The Examiner will run a Kuruvita photo from the exhibition and a profile of the subject.