11 ‘It’ models who have their A-list parents to thank!
It seems as if becoming a model has overtaken DJ/socialite as the go-to career of choice for children of the rich, famous, and really good-looking. Just look at this list of models with A-list parents, and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Don’t hate them just because they’re genetically privileged!
Parents: Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber
When your mom is a member of the ’90s squad that put the ‘super’ in ‘supermodel’, it’s only a matter of time before you enter the fashion world yourself. Case in point: Kaia Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crawford, who modelled in her first campaign for Versace Kids at 11. By the tender age of 13, she’d featured in Teen Vogue and CR Fashion Book, and is now signed to IMG Models, home of Gigi, Bella and Karlie Kloss, at just 16 years of age. Oh, and did we mentioned she’s recently been spotted in multiple runway shows for NYFW?
Parents: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
For years, Johnny and Vanessa kept their children Lily-Rose and Jack out of sight, preferring to raise them in France, a country with strict paparazzi laws. But now that Lily-Rose is in her teens, she’s ready to take her turn in the spotlight. And where better to start than on her mother’s home ground, Chanel? A quick call to Uncle Karl (OK, we’re guessing) and Lily-Rose landed her campaign, plus a cover of LOVE magazine too.
Jaden and Willow Smith
Parents: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Modeling is just one slice of the Smith kids’ life — they act (The Karate Kid, The Pursuit of Happiness, I Am Legend) and sing too. Jaden is one of the faces of Louis Vuitton, teaming up with family friend Kendall Jenner for a ’90s-inspired Vogue shoot, while Willow has posed for i-D magazine and a Marc Jacobs campaign.
Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham
Parents: David and Victoria Beckham
Daddy David is literally the Sexiest Man Alive, an impossibly handsome standard to live up to, right? Well, not if your last name is Beckham. The two oldest two boys of the clan, Brooklyn and Romeo, have already turned their genetic advantages into dream-worthy careers. Brooklyn is an Insta-star with 4+ million followers to his name, as well as a Miss Vogue cover (among others), while little bro Romeo is a face of British label Burberry.
Gigi and Bella Hadid
Parents: Yolanda Foster and Mohamed Hadid
We first got a glimpse of this ridiculously beautiful family on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but the Hadid girls have since broken out way beyond reality TV. Fast forward a few seasons and Gigi and Bella Hadid are two of the most sought-after models in the world. They’ve had their images splashed across Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Seventeen and more, and have worked with industry’s biggies like Balmain, Topshop, Tom Ford, and Moschino, to name a few. And did we mention the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and Gigi’s relationship with heartthrob Zayn Malik?
Parents: Kris and Caitlyn Jenner
Her modelling career is inching towards supermodel territory, and despite her last name being world-famous, she’s making her own mark by using only her first. She’s Kendall of course, and since entering the world of fashion, she’s worked with Victoria’s Secret, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Chanel, Donna Karan, DVF, Tommy Hilfiger, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, and almost every fashion magazine you can think of.
Parents: Stephen and Kennya Baldwin
Hailey‘s career is steadily on the rise, having moved from prima ballerina to model with relative ease. Since changing professions, she’s starred in a number of fashion campaigns, walked the runway for Topshop, Moschino, and Tommy Hilfiger, and starred in editorials for top fashion magazines like Wonderland. And let’s not forget the intense scrutiny on her private life, particularly her very close friendship with Justin Bieber.
Georgia May Jagger
Parents: Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
So your dad is a rock legend and your mom happens to be a model and actress. Chances are you aren’t going to study medicine or become an air traffic controller. Georgia May‘s life as a model seems to be written in the stars – the stars being her parents – and as part of rock royalty, she’s headed campaigns for Chanel’s Cruise collection, H&M and Rimmel London, following in the footsteps of fellow Brit, Kate Moss.