At the humble age of 16, Kate Cameron-Smith is Adelaide's newest glamazon to join the modelling elite. Standing at 173cm with a mane of golden blonde locks, it was a no-brainer when Kate officially signed with powerhouse agency IMG Models last week.
Discovered and mentored by Azalea Models Co Founder, Stacey Hendrickson, Kate has already made her mark on Adelaide' fashion scene appearing as the cover girl for popular publication TEO Magazine, working with numerous local photographers and appearing in countless fashion campaigns.
It was certainly an exciting day in the Azalea Models office when the Kate's contract with IMG models was finalised. Hendrickson says she was over the moon with the news.
"The development team believes in Kate and her future. They have some exciting goals in mind for her, so I'm really excited about where they can take her," says Hendrickson.
Now if your not in the familiar with IMG Models or just not in the loop with the modelling industry in general, here is a quick rundown. IMG Models is the largest and most successful model and talent agency in the world with offices in London, Paris, Milan, New York and Sydney. They represent the likes of Miranda Kerr, Lara Stone, Gisele Bündchen and Gigi Hadid, who are often seen on the front covers of Vogue and Harpers Bazaar or strutting the runway from Chanel, Balmain or Victorias Secret.
With that said its completely understandable why both Kate and Hendrickson are over the moon.
"I screamed and ran to my mum who was so proud of me," says Kate.“It is completely surreal! I cannot grasp how exciting it is. I am so proud of myself for getting so far in only one year."
“I hope that it takes me somewhere where I can be financially independent but most importantly, I want it to continue making me happy and surprising me.”
According to Hendrickson, Kate is easily a stand out beauty.
"Obviously her bright blue eyes and full cheeks makes her stand out, but aside from beauty she has such a quirky bubbly personality and is just her own kind of person," says Hendrickson.
And for those who ever considered a successful career in modelling, Kate says Azalea Models shouldn't be overlooked!
"Azalea models has provided me with experience through countless jobs, which taught me how to pose and walk runway correctly. I used to be quite a shy person and so the experience has helped build up confidence to the point where now I am not nervous and can comfortably enjoy myself on jobs," says Kate.
We are all looking forward to see what this blue-eyed goddess will achieve - my bets are we will see her walking for Chanel very soon!