Less than a week after enrapturing audiences at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, America's youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman has signed with one of the world's biggest modeling agencies.
On Monday, the 22-year-old Harvard graduate completed a deal with IMG Models, which represents fashion heavyweights like Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen, the agency confirmed to CNN.
Gorman was one of the breakout stars of last week's presidential inauguration, where she read her powerful poem "The Hill We Climb." As well as moving onlookers in Washington and around the world, the Los Angeles native also impressed with her vivid fashion choices.
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As well as representing full-time models, IMG has a variety of figures from the entertainment world on its roster, including Chrissy Teigen and Selena Gomez, as well as musicians, actors and sport stars like Naomi Osaka. The agency's latest deal will see it develop endorsements and editorial opportunities for Gorman in the fashion and beauty sectors.
Though Gorman has yet to issue a statement about the deal, she recently spoke to Vogue about her interest in fashion. In an interview published shortly before the inauguration, she told the magazine that she would be incorporating her "own type of symbolism" into last Wednesday's outfit.
"(Fashion) has so much meaning to me, and it's my way to lean into the history that came before me and all the people supporting me," she is quoted as saying.