“I feel like I grew up too fast a long time ago. Having older siblings, you grow up around adults, so you mature more quickly. I saw my sisters and parents working every day, so I was pretty much brought up to be a workaholic. But I just turned 19 a couple weeks ago, and I’m scared to be 20—it’s the first step out of being a teenager."
One can't help but think US Vogue's love of models is an afterthought, an obligation to play along with the industry, a settling to marry someone you might say, not something that stems of natural desire, and understanding, and love. It's definitely not serendipity. When it comes to models Vogue is a constant follower, and the swapping of model names/faces, as seen above, in their new list of models to watch in 2015, is a good example. They didn't make any mistakes with celeb-models Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, & Josie Canseco, who also make the list.
Let's keep going. The list's purpose according to the post is "a new crew in town and... ready to reign the runway"... Ya? Who seriously thinks Hadid, Bladwin, & Canseco are going to reign the runway"? The thought alone is absurd, assuming Vogue means the NY/London/Milan/Paris' runways, not LA. If Kate Upton couldn't rule the runway, let alone step on it, you can bet your christmas gifts these three aren't going to.
To leave this on a positive note, the two models above are top notch, so maybe there is hope in Vogue, though these two have already been ruling the runways, and editorials, and are no longer a new crew in town per se.
This is why I hate top 10, or 50, or 100 lists; they are based on personal opinions stated as universal truths.
[A surprise in this list is they didn't play the race game; though maybe they should have included Aya Jones, who Interview wrote about recently.]
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: