"A Great Opportunity"

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant’s daughter, Natalia Bryant, has officially launched a career in modeling. The teen, who recently celebrated her eighteenth birthday, revealed her partnership with IMG Models talent agency on Monday (Feb. 8).


“I have always been interested in fashion since a very young age,” Natalia said in an exclusive statement given to WWD. “I have a love for the industry, and ever since I can remember, I wanted to model,” Natalia continued. “There is a lot to learn, but I feel this is a great opportunity for me to learn and express myself creatively.”

IMG Models senior vice president Maja Chiesi also commented on Natalia Bryant signing with the agency as a new model in the industry. “Natalia has such a bright future ahead of her, and we were taken aback by her beauty, talent, and drive from our first encounter,” Chiesi explained. “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.”

Dozens were happy to hear about Natalia’s latest move into the industry. “Yes Natalia,” one social media follower exclaimed in a comment regarding the big news. “Very well deserved sweet girl,” another family friend wrote. “You are beautiful beyond words!”

Natalia is Kobe and Vaness Bryant’s oldest daughter. She commemorated her 18th birthday a few weeks ago. “Mommy and Daddy are so proud of the young lady that you are,” Vanessa wrote to her daughter. “You have displayed so much strength and grace throughout the most difficult year of our lives,” the celebrity mom added.

“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.”

Photo: Natalia Bryant/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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