After signing with IMG Models in February 2021, the 19-year-old daughter of the late sports legend Kobe Bryant, Natalia Bryant, is establishing a name for herself in the fashion industry. She stood out on the red carpet at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards on Monday wearing a long, vivid pink hooded outfit. She completed the ensemble with matching jewelry, a tiny gold purse, and slicked-back hair that looked stunning.
Furthermore, after joining IMG Models, Natalia revealed that fashion always interested her. “I have a love for the industry and ever since I can remember I wanted to model,” she said to the modeling agency. “There is a lot to learn but I feel this is a great opportunity for me to learn and express myself creatively.”
Moreover, Natalia revealed that her mother, Vanessa Bryant, is her major source of design influence. She admitted in a Q&A with IMG Models in September 2021 that her mother provides her with fashion advice and has taught her that beauty first comes from the inside.
Natalia Bryant claims that her favorite feature of fashion is that it allows her to always find “inspiration from other people.” She said at the time, “I love how fashion inspires different people from different cultures and different parts of the country. You can gain inspiration from everywhere and anyone, and I think that the most beautiful part about fashion is that you can find inspiration anywhere.”
On another note, she revealed in a different interview with Vogue: “Beauty fades, so be sure to be positive, confident and like who I am, my morals and views. That’s definitely helped shape who I am as an individual.”
In other news, Kobe married Vanessa in April 2001. Additionally, they have three kids together: Natalia, Bianka, 5, Capri, 3, and Gianna, who passed away with her father at the age of 13 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26, 2020. Kobe was 41 at the time.