I would like to start this article by saying this; “Never has a ten year old model been more controversial in the fashion world”. You still don’t get it? Take 5 minutes and really look at the pictures below. Do you see a little ten year old child or a girl who has been forced to grow up too soon? Whatever conclusion you come to this is how I see it; this ten year old model is a force to be reckoned with. A phenomenon in every sense of the word, as she has pushed the boundaries of child modeling to the extreme by showing to us that kids CAN be serious professional models.
That goes without saying, I have reservations about some of fashion campaigns her parents have let her feature in. For example, the topless pictures in which she is wearing just beads is one I find very inappropriate. Does this however make me blind to her outstanding talent? NO. You cannot help but be in awe of how professionally inclined she is to her modeling career.
This ten year old has caused such a stir in the fashion world, with critics claiming she is being exploited by her professional camp and parents. I beg to differ, if you have a child that is THIS talented, a child who by some miraculous way knows exactly how the fashion photographer’s light should set on her cheekbone and how to deliver expressions that people twice her age still do not understand, I say take it and run with it. I cannot wait to see her continuous work in the next decade. You either have it or you don’t. And this little girl certainly has it.