Model Aliana King joins the elite
A Bermudian model’s greatest wish has come true after she was hired by her dream agency.
Aliana King, who lives in New York, signed with the New York branch of Elite Model Management, a renowned modelling agency, last week after years of hard work.
Ms King wrote in an Instagram post that her working with the agency was four years in the making after she moved to New York with her father.
She added: “Even back then, without knowing much about the modelling industry, I knew that I wanted to be with Elite NYC.
“Now, four years and a whole lot of knowledge, commitment and growth later, I’m so happy to be signed with my dream agency.”
Ms King said: “I’ve always been blessed with an amazing support system and I’m so grateful for this new chapter.
“I have an overwhelming feeling that I’m where I need to be.”https://www.instagram.com/p/CfRYdkNO2mF/
Elite Model Management North America has branches in Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto alongside New York.
It is a subsidiary of Elite World SA and has represented renowned models such as Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Anna Nicole Smith and Tyra Banks.
Ms King has been on the international stage since 2016, when she was part of a swimwear shoot alongside other Bermudian models for the culture magazine Nylon at just 16.
She has since been featured in fashion magazines Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle, the world’s largest fashion magazine — appearing as the cover girl for its Mexican edition in 2019.
The magazines stand as three of the four giants in the US fashion magazine industry, alongside Harper’s Bazaar.
Ms King modelled for make-up company Maybelline in 2018 — which helped her to live up to her nickname “Maybelline”.
Ms King was also featured in a music video alongside rock musician Lenny Kravitz in May 2020 for his song Ride.