She first signed with IMG Models in 2021.
Natalia Bryant kicked her runway modeling career off with a bang. On Friday, Bryant, a student at the University of Southern California and the daughter of the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant, made her catwalk debut at the Versace spring-summer 2024 show during Milan Fashion Week.
Strutting down the runway, Natalia — who first signed with IMG Models in 2021 — wore an LBD with structured shoulders and a hemline that hit just above the knees, and paired the dress with silver metallic flats and a black top-handle bag. Her long dark hair was worn straight and tucked behind her ears with hair clips on each side, while glowing skin and a bare lip rounded out her glam.
At the show, Natalia spoke about walking her first runway with Vogue, telling the magazine that she was "beyond excited" to make her debut in Milan. "It’s such an incredible opportunity and I’m so grateful to Donatella [Versace] and am honored that she has invited me to be a part of something so special,” Bryant she said, before revealing that Dontatella put her at ease ahead of the big event. “She was just so welcoming and sweet and made me feel so comfortable, especially with it being my first runway," she explained. "Meeting her definitely helped settle any nerves.”
Later that same day, Bryant also walked in the Boss spring-summer 2024 show, where the '90s supermodel who inspired her runway walk watched on from the front row. "I’ve always loved watching videos of Naomi [Campbell] walking down the runway along with videos of other iconic supermodels I look up to," Natalia admitted. "My mom says, ‘Walk like Naomi but remember to be yourself, put your own style to your walk and always with your head held high.’"
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