IMG's Twitted earlier today:
ASPIRING #IMGirls: Follow @WeLoveYourGenes on Instagram + tag your photos (+ your friends’ photos) w/ #WLYG for a chance to #IMGetScouted!
The Instagram account is WeLoveYourGenes, which started a week ago by IMG's VPs of scouting Jenni Rose & David Cunningham, who've already signed on nearly a dozen girls according to the below msg:
@WeLoveYourGenes (#WLYG) is the new Instagram scouting account from @IMGModels dedicated to finding new models around the world! We’ve already signed nearly a dozen girls and are working to develop their careers. Follow us as we tell their stories and you might get discovered yourself!
Keep tagging your photos with #WLYG for a chance to get scouted! @lunasobrino's advice for getting scouted on Instagram? "
Who caught my personal attention? 14 year old Swede, Linn Odda:
While the top trends are no big surprise, the most Googled models might be. In a year that arguably belongs to Kendall Jenner, it’s actually Kate Upton who heads the list of the top 20 fashion models. She’s followed by Kendall Jenner, at number two, then Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen, and Kate Moss. Although it’s assumed that fellow Insta-girl models would clock in high on the list like Jenner, they came in unexpectedly low. Gigi Hadid was the eighth most-searched, followed by Karlie Kloss at nine and Hailey Baldwin at 15. But perhaps most shockingly, they all beat out Cara Delevingne, who came in at number 16.
Angel Rutledge popped up (alongside Molly Bair & Grace Hartzel) in Proenza Schouler's Pre-Fall 2015 collection, and i'm curious if the brand will have her as the face of their next campaign. She would be replacing flagship model Julia Bergshoeff who is the face of their current season's campaign (my favorite campaign). Julia and that campaign set the bar quiet high, but, Angel got equal clout.
Lovely casting for See by Chloé Pre-Fall 2015. Featuring Annika Krijt (left), Adrienne Jüliger (right), & Hedvig Palm (middle). 3 amazing girls. Adrienne has recently been rocketing through the roof, and Annika, who I featured back in 2012 when she was 15, should start to become more familiar to our retina. In September she closed Balenciaga as an exclusive (below), and here she appears once more. Not clear what agencies she's with world wide?
PS: Annika's Instagram