Modeling and Nepotism
Kendall Jenner. Ali Lohan. Ava Sambora. Ireland Baldwin. Hailey Baldwin. Kaia Gerber. All “models” that have famous family members. Kendall and Ali have been talked about especially since Kendall walked the runway at NYFW and Ali was featured on OWN’s “Lindsay” mini-series. People wonder whether or not they would be working if they didn’t have those family connections. Well, former-model Gita Hall doesn’t think so!
“…the girls who are trained to do this don’t get the job because these celebrities want the publicity that goes with it. It used to be that the actresses were only in the fan magazines, and that’s where they belong. They don’t belong on the cover of Vogue.”
In part, I agree. Some of the celebrities-turned-models are really not cut out for it. Ali Lohan is facially beautiful but that’s about it. She has no idea of how to work her face or her body. Similar things could be said about Ava, Ireland, and Kaia. Hailey and Kendall, on the other hand, are pretty decent models. Kendall still needs to work on her posture a little and I’d like to see a some more diversity in the kinds of shoots that Hailey does but they both have natural good looks and talent for modeling. However, that’s not to say that I don’t understand the frustration that many feel about them being signed to top modeling agencies like NEXT, Wilhelmina, and Elite simply because of who they are and who they know rather than working their way up. BUT let’s be real. If you wanted to become a model and you could without having to do too much, wouldn’t you take that opportunity? I know I probably would! So don’t blame the celebrity/models, it’s not their fault they lucked out.
So what do YOU think of these celebrity/models? Should agencies be offering them representation because of their social status?