The stunning Normani, who rose to fame with her girl- group Fifth Harmony, just announced that she has signed a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models!
The news comes as she and the 3 other members of Fifth Harmony announced an indefinite hiatus to pursue solo careers. The 21-year-old singer is joining Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, and Niall Horan on the modeling agency's roster of superstars.
The "Love Lies" singer says that representation is what drives her ambition. In an interview with Vogue, she said that growing up seeing supermodel Naomi Campbell strutting her stuff fueled her interest in style. “In my mind, I always wanted to be like Naomi Campbell,”
She also added that “Being a young African-American female, having someone to represent me, whether I was looking at a magazine or on a runway at a fashion show, [seeing her,] I felt like I could do the same exact thing—she made me feel like I could also walk the runway, even though I’m about 5 foot 4.”
Her chart-topping girl-group put her in a position to provide girls with that same kind of motivation. she has been invigorated by fashion’s new spirit of inclusiveness: “That’s the cool thing, especially during this time. There’s such a versatility. Beauty comes in all forms and all skin colors.”
This is amazing! I'm excited to see Normani kill it as a solo artist...and as a model!