"The Best Girl Dad Ever"

Natalia Bryant is finding her voice and stepping into her life as a member of the fashion community. Vanessa and Kobe Bryant’s daughter tells Teen Vogue about her life as the daughter of an NBA legend.


“One time this person was TikToking me or something. I was talking. And [after], I was going through comments, which everyone does. Someone commented, ‘This is the first time I ever heard your voice.’ I never even realized that. You always see a face, but it’s hard to … think of a voice behind that face.”

Natalia Bryant is the oldest of Vanessa and Kobe Bryant’s four kids. She is often seen in pictures taken on the red carpet but not often heard. It was earlier this year, however, that Natalia decided to open up about her plans to pursue a career in the fashion industry as a model. The young adult, who signed with IMG modeling agency a few months back, also revealed her late father as her greatest motivation during a recent ‘Getting To Know’ segment by IMG.

“I love talking about my dad,” Natalia tells Teen Vogue. “It’s bittersweet, but I enjoy talking about him more than it’s sad for me,” the rising fashionista says. “He was just like the best girl dad ever,” Natalia shares of the late Kobe Bryant.

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant met when they were young. Natalia, however, hopes to enjoy the single life a bit longer before settling down with that special someone.

“I’ve always been close to my family,” Natalia tells Vogue. “I don’t want to remember high school as dating some guy that I’m most likely going to be hating next [year],” she adds. “Everybody’s had crushes [in high school],” Natalia clarifies. “[But] No. No room for dating,” the young adult declares.

Natalia Bryant will begin her freshman year of undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California (USC) in the fall. You can read her full interview with Teen Vogue by picking up a copy of the latest issue.

Photo: Teen Vogue



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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