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Natalia Bryant, Kobe Bryant’s oldest daughter will become a model after she signed with the international modeling agency IMG Models Worldwide.
This comes just after the one-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s,41, and daughter Gianna Bryant’s,13, death. The fatal helicopter crash happened the day after Natalia turned 17.
Kobe Bryant was a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers for over 20 years. The death of Kobe and Gianna is now believed to be from the piolets disorientation from the fog from clouds. This news came out the same Natalia announced her new career endeavors.
IMG posted on their official Instagram welcoming Natalia with a beautiful black and white photo. The caption featured a quote from Natalia stating, “‘ 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,”
Natalia Bryant and mother Vanessa Bryant, both posted on their social media their excitement for this new step in her career.
“I am beyond thrilled and so honored to be a part of the IMG family!” Bryant shared with her 2.3 million followers yesterday.
Vanessa also shared how Natalia, 18, is a high school senior waiting for college acceptances.
“Natalia has such a bright future ahead of her, and we were taken aback by her beauty, talent, and drive from our first encounter,” said IMG Models’ senior vice president Maja Chiesi. “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.”
Last month, IMG gained another public figure as a client after the high-profile inauguration, Ella Emhoff. Emhoff, 21, is the stepdaughter of current Vice President Kamala Harris.
The company also has supermodel Gigi and Bella Hadid signed, as well as fashion model Ashley Graham. Their models are known for walking in luxury brands and getting high-profile campaigns.
By: Sophie Riback
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