Natalia Bryant, daughter of Vanessa Bryant and the late Los Angeles Lakers basketball legend Kobe Bryant, recently celebrated her eighteenth birthday and acceptance into university. However, they’re not the only things she’s celebrating! Natalia has signed a modeling contract with IMG Models!
The company made the announcement on their Instagram.
“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,” Natalia Bryant said, according to IMG Models. “There is a lot to learn, but I feel this is a great opportunity for me to learn and express myself creatively.”
Natalia shared IMG Model’s post on her Instagram. She used the same picture and stated that she’s “beyond thrilled and honored to be a part of the IMG family!”
Vanessa Bryant (Natalia’s mother) shared Natalia’s post and said, “I’m so happy for you! I love you Nani!”
Natalia’s mother wasn’t the only one to congratulate her on her success. Comments of good wishes on Natalia’s post included Gigi Hadid, who said “YES,” with a heart emoji. Cindy Crawford also commented on the post, saying, “Congrats!”
IMG Models also has had other notable signings recently. One is Vice President Kamala Harris’ 21-year-old stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff. The 22-year-old poet at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Amanda Gorman, is also represented by IMG Models.
Other well-known people IMG Models represents are Karlie Kloss, Ciara, Naomi Osaka, and Chrissy Teigen.
IMG Models has an impressive track record with their other clients, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Natalia Bryant on a catwalk or a billboard soon.