Wed 28 Feb 2018, 10:05
The saying goes like mother, like daughter and here are some of the children who have decided to follow in their parent’s footsteps to become models like Bella and Gigi Hadid.
Watch Making A Model with Yolanda Hadid Thursdays at 20:50 on Lifetime, also available on DStv Now.
In Making A Model with Yolanda Hadid, former model and television personality Yolanda Hadid (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) knows what it takes to be a big name in the modelling business. She is the mother and agent to fashion’s ‘IT’ girls Gigi and Bella and model son Anwar.
Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid brings Yolanda and her expertise to the forefront as she coaches aspiring teen models to succeed on and off the catwalk. Yolanda, along with her trusted team of experts, will put the girls and their ‘momagers’ through an intensive eight week training program. She will focus on the physical, mental and emotional aspects that it takes to build a sustainable brand. There’s also a a $5,000 weekly prize on the line and only one girl can win a management contract with Yolanda’s company and the potential opportunity to be represented by IMG Models in New York.
Now which other moms have inspired their kids to take to the runway. Meet Kaia Gerber 15 who is Cindy Crawford’s daughter. We all know that Cindy is s a supermodel with that one unforgettable beauty spot right above her lip. Now hold onto your seats because her daughter is a splitting image of her mom.
Her father Rande Gerber was a model as well but is now a business man. He’s of Jewish descent. Her first modelling contract was with Versace at just 10 years old. Kaia received the Breakthrough Model of the Year honour at The Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Award. She’s gone on to do bigger things like walk the runway for Prada, Chanel, Burberry, Marc Jacobs and Fendi amongst others. She’s also on the February cover of Vogue Paris.
I MUST BE DREAMING. to @VogueParis and everyone who made this cover possible... THANK YOU! 💥 and to emmanuelle alt, you made me the happiest girl in the world. 🤗 SO MUCH LOVE pic.twitter.com/7ph3htLxKn— Kaia Gerber (@KaiaGerber) January 8, 2018
Cindy and Rande’s son Presley who is 17 years old is also a model. He’s also modelled for big names like Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Calvin Klein amongst others.
Yes, Days of Our Lives Billie wanted to pursue a modelling career, that never took off - instead she landed in the soap Days of Our Lives in 1992 and then appeared in Good Advice, Entourage and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2014. However she has a modelling gig or two like in 1998 while she was preggers and for Playboy in 2009. She’s also walked down the runway for the Heart Truth Fashion Show in 2008.
Her kids Amelia Gray, 16,and Delilah Belle Hamlin,19, however are models.
Amelia is signed to IMG models. She says her calling came when she was around 12 years old while watching the New York Fashion Week runway. She’s also friends with model Kaia. Delilah is also signed to IMG Models.
Johnny Depp's genes are made for modelling as daughter Lily-Rose Depp,18, has shown. Yes Johnny’s the actor but the mom Vanessa Chantal Paradis is a French sing-song writer, musician and model.
Lily-Rose has had some stints with Coco for Chanel perfume, she's also modelled the The New Mademoiselle handbag in 2005 and modelled for Miu Miu in 2008.
She was the Chanel ambassador in 2015 and in 2016 she modelled Chanel's new fragrance No°5 L'Eau and also appeared in cover of British Vogue. She’s also acted in Tusk and Yoga Hosers.
Beverly Johnson's daughter Anansa Sims, 39, is a plus-size model. Beverly was the first African American woman to cover American Vogue in 1974 and the first African American woman for Elle magazine's french edition in 1975. In 2008 The New York Times names her as one of the 20th century’s most influential people in fashion. She also had a reality series Beverly’s Full House in 2012.
Anansa is signed to Wilhelmina Curve and has been on the cover of Glamour.