In the competitive world of modelling, it’s not a lie to say that having connections make it easier for you to set foot in the industry. For some models, the connection lies closer than others – their parents. Whether their parents are models, singers or actors, having a connection in Hollywood certainly made it a tad easier for these models to make their foray into the industry. Scroll through the gallery to see which models have influential parents.
Famous parent: Joe Ma
If you thought TVB actor Joe Ma is hot, wait till you see his son. The Bondi Beach lifeguard has abs that will make you blush and his father’s tall height. Obviously, with this stature, he’s also a part-time model.
Image: Xiang Ma’s Instagram
Famous parent: Simon Yam
She’s only 14, but she’s already shooting for Vogue Taiwan and has fronted the covers of Cosmopolitan Hong Kong and Vogue Hong Kong. We won’t be surprised if she inks a modelling contract soon!
Image: Ella’s Instagram
Iman Fandi Ahmad
Famous parents: Fandi Ahmad, Wendy Jacobs
While her brother followed in her dad’s footsteps to be a footballer, she chose the modelling route, just like her mum, despite having gone to Singapore Sports School. She won the Miss Fashionista and Miss Popularity awards when she took part in The New Paper New Face in 2014.
Image: Iman’s Instagram
Famous parents: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
She followed in her mum’s footsteps to become the face of Chanel, fronting the brand since 2015. She’s now a familiar face on Chanel runway shows. Apart from modelling, she has also been acting since 2014.
Famous parents: Jude Law and Sadie Frost
Iris may not have followed in her parents’ footsteps to be an actress (yet), but she certainly took a lead out of her godmother Kate Moss’ books as she walked into the modelling world. She has appeared in Miu Miu’s lookbook and Burberry Beauty campaigns.
Famous parents: Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit
When your father is Liam Gallagher, you just can’t not be cool. Lennon boasts the same devil-may-care vibe as his father and this image is probably why he was chosen as the face of Saint Laurent menswear. He has also walked the runway for the brand.
Frances Bean Cobain
Famous parents: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
She made her foray into modelling in 2006, when she was featured in Elle magazine. She later went on Harper’s Bazaar. However, she chose to be a visual artist instead of going down the modelling route, but went back to modelling in 2017 when she became Marc Jacobs’ muse, fronting the Spring 2017 campaign. She told Vogue, “I could never do [modeling] professionally, but I’m glad I did it with Marc, because I trust him.”
Famous parent: Lionel Richie
She started modelling at 14, got a fashion contract at 15 and has been taking the world by storm since then. She’s been seen in campaigns for various brands, including Chanel, Adidas and Tommy Hilfiger. In fact, she’s not only a familiar face on campaigns, but also magazine covers.
Gigi and Bella Hadid
Famous parent: Yolanda Hadid
Modelling didn’t come out of left field for the Hadid sisters (and their brother, Anwar). Their mother modelled for 15 years before she decided to settle down and start a family. While Gigi has been modelling since young, Bella was a trained equestrian but had to give up her Olympics dream when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease. The Hadid sisters are now seen in many high-profile fashion shows, on red carpets and at events.
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