Natalia Bryant is officially an IMG model, the agency announced earlier this week. The 18-year-old, who is the eldest daughter of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, will finally get to live out her childhood dreams of modeling and she could be hitting the runway soon.
The renowned modeling agency, which has the likes of Kate Moss, Naomi Osaka, Selena Gomez, Gisele Bündchen and Chrissy Teigen on its roster, posted on its Instagram account the news with a caption statement from Natalia.
She expressed her love for the industry and is eager to learn the ropes and pour her creativity into her new gig, WWD reported.
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“I have always been interested in fashion since a very young age,” Natalia said in a statement released on the modeling agency’s Instagram account.
“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.”
Thrilled about the news, the new IMG signee also shared the post on her timeline, saying it was an honor to join the IMG family.
Her mother, Vanessa, like every mother would be, is also very proud of Natalia as she also reposted the Black and White photo of her daughter on her page, congratulating her.
Ciara, Lucy Hale, and other IMG models like Asley Graham and Gigi Hadid congratulated Natalia, welcoming her to the IMG family.
“We’re honored to partner with Natalia in shaping her career in fashion and beauty,” IMG senior vice president Maja Chiesi told WWD about the signing. “We look forward to connecting her with fresh, exciting opportunities that showcase her multifaceted personality and look.”
IMG is building up its model portfolio, with this announcement being the third of its recent signings. Vice President Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter Ella Emhoff, 21, and inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, 22, joined the family this year.
Gorman made history on January 20 when she became the youngest poet to recite an original poem at a presidential inauguration. She was also the sixth poet to perform at an inauguration following in the footsteps of other greats like Maya Angelou and Robert Frost.