Natalia Bryant joins Amanda Gorman and Gigi Hadid as she signs with IMG Models
IMG Models snaps up Natalia Bryant in surprising new signing
With Natalia Bryant as their newest addition, IMG Models are snapping up the industry's hottest talent. The talent and model management agency just signed the 18-year-old daughter of the late Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa Bryant.
The teenager is a self-confessed style guru whose interest in the fashion industry started from a very young age. She joins a roster of accomplished women who are part of the IMG Models portfolio, such as Gigi and Bella Hadid, inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and model Ashley Graham.
Natalia Bryant has bagged a long-standing contract with the international modelling agency a few weeks after her birthday, and IMG vows that they will help her forge a career in high fashion.
Announcing the exciting news, the agency took to Instagram with a caption saying: "NOW REPRESENTING: #NataliaBryant!" The caption included a quote from the young Bryant, who explained how she'd always dreamt of becoming a model.
Natalia added: "I have always been interested in fashion since a very young age. I have a love for the industry, and ever since I can remember, I wanted to model. There is a lot to learn, but I feel this is a great opportunity for me to learn and express myself creatively."
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IMG Models' senior vice president Maja Chiesi released a statement saying: "Natalia has such a bright future ahead of her, and we were taken aback by her beauty, talent and drive from our first encounter."
"We're honored to partner with Natalia in shaping her career in fashion and beauty, and we look forward to connecting her with fresh, exciting opportunities that showcase her multifaceted personality and look," Chieshi said.
Fellow IMG model Gigi Hadid posted “YES ❤️" in support of Natalia, sharing the headshot photo of her on an Instagram story with the caption, "proud".
"So beautiful," the singer Ciara wrote. "So excited for you, sunshine!"
Natalia wasn't the only Bryant gleaming with joy as her mother Vanessa shared a sweet post on her Instagram, adding: "I'm so happy for you! I love you, Nani!" Iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford commented on Vanessa Bryant's post, writing: “Congrats!”
We can't wait to see Natalia all over beauty campaigns, runways and fashion ads in the future!
Since December 2020, Kudzai has worked as a trainee journalist at FUTURE, writing about fashion, entertainment and beauty content for My Imperfect Life.
Kudzai previously worked as a freelance fashion wardrobe stylist, directing magazine photoshoots and coordinating the fashion direction of recording artists.
A fully qualified Journalism and Media graduate from De Mont Fort University, Kudzai graduated in the summer of 2020.
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