Photo: Vogue China
Modelling is one of those jobs where validation is everything – it comes in the form of booking editorials, shows and campaigns; making a distinctive mark on the blogosphere; and getting invited to designers' private super-yachts. The culmination of all of the above is appearing on models.com's top 50 ranking system. It's a big deal: models.com is the unofficial authority on the entire industry, and nothing goes down without its masterminds knowing about it first. So with all that in mind, massive congratulations go to 17 year old Matamata native Emily Baker, who has just debuted at number 31 on the models.com top 50 list, making her the first New Zealand female model to have ever been ranked. Besides that extraordinary breakout show season – Baker walked 60 shows, including Prada, Calvin Klein and Chanel – the Kiwi model has appeared in a beautiful Vogue China editorial, and there is a lot more to come.
According to models.com, "Emily Baker justifies herself in the editorial and campaign sweepstakes, logging all those bookings that mean she has had a note perfect start."
I'm told Baker has shot at least one major blue chip campaign that will be released in the next week or so. If I was to hazard a guess, it would be Miu Miu, and maybe Chanel. We'll find out soon enough. GO THE KIWIS!
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