Ireland Baldwin is used to being in the spotlight—she’s the daughter of two very famous people, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. And at six-foot-two, it’s no surprise that just last month she signed on with two major modeling agencies, Two Management and IMG Models.
A pretty “selfie” from her Instagram account
Baldwin, who is seventeen, is young but “ready to WEEEEERK,” according to her Twitter announcement of the two new contracts. All signs show her following in the footsteps of both her parents, as her social media profiles list her interests as acting, dancing, writing, cinematography, filmography, and more. And considering she’s inherited the good genes of her mother, model and actress Kim Basinger, as well as her parents’ combined connections, she’s well on her way to doing any of those things professionally.
Baldwin made her first fashion show appearance just last week when she attended the Jeffrey Fashion Cares 10th Anniversary Celebration with friends Emmy Rossum and Chrissy Teigen.
At the premier of The Company You Keep, Baldwin said she will try to follow the example of other models before her. “I have a few [role models],” she said, “one off the top of my head, Miranda Kerr.”
“I look up to Kate Moss… and my mom of course,” she added, saying that her mother was excited to help her embark on her modeling career. “She’s always there, so she’ll stand in the back and say, ‘Turn your head this way, or do this!’”
IMG Models has plenty of well-known models in their ranks, so Baldwin should have many faces to look up to. Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Chanel Iman, Amanda Hearst, Kate Moss, Liv Tyler and Kate Upton have all been represented by the agency at some point in time. They are the top international model management firm, so Baldwin will be in good hands.
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