She deserves every good thing!
Kobe Bryant’s oldest daughter Natalia Bryant just landed a new deal with IMG Models, Blavity reports.
18-year-old Natalia took to social media recently to announce her signing with IMG Models, writing, “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.”
In addition to her model pursuits, Natalia is currently exploring colleges, looking at New York University as a top school, and preparing to forge her path ahead. Her mom Vanessa Bryant shared the news, congratulating her daughter and telling her how much she loves her and is proud of her.
For her 18th birthday, Vanessa shared how instrumental Natalia has been in helping her family get through the tragedy of her father and sister’s unexpected passing last year.
“You have displayed so much strength and grace throughout the most difficult year of our lives. Thank you for stepping in to help me with your little sisters. You’re such an incredible big sister and a beautiful role model to so many people,” Vanessa said.
Bryant has already received an abundance of support from the fashion community, including models like Martha Hunt and Ashley Graham and her 2.3 million followers. Bryant will join the ranks alongside new IMG talent like inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, who just inked her deal.
IMG Models’ senior vice president Maja Chiesi spoke about Bryant’s signing, 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.”
Photo Courtesy of IMG Models/Instagram