As Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband Kris Humphries is used to being around models and celebrities for one reason or another. Now he can add his older sister Kaela to the list of contacts he has in the entertainment and modelling industries…
Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband Kris Humphries is used to being around models and celebrities for one reason or another. Now he can add his older sister Kaela to the list of contacts he has in the entertainment and modelling industries!
Models Direct heard today that 29-year-old Kaela Humphries has been snapped up by an American agency who have just signed her as their latest plus-size model…
The agency released a statement saying: “The division that brought you Crystal Renn, Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine and Marquita Pring among others is excited at the prospect of bringing this beautiful, engaging young woman to markets worldwide. A true size 16-18, Kaela will be in a league of her own.”
As a U.S size 16-18 Kaela would wear size 20-22 in the U.K. Her contract with a the agency illustrates just how much things are changing in the modelling world as more agencies are embracing what Models Direct has known all along – that increased diversity is the future of modelling!
Agent Paul Fisher – who is known for representing names such as Janice Dickenson, Naomi Campbell and Eva Herzigova – recently said: “There’s a word that I can’t stand, this word ‘plus-size’ model. Kaela – they call her a plus-size model. I don’t even know what this word plus means. She’s normal. She’s perfect. She’s beautiful.”
Last month we reported on an increase in the sale of plus-size mannequins in the UK which is thought to have been inspired in part by the growing popularity of the curvy and talented singer Adele. This rise in sales reflects the need for high street retailers to represent more variety in shop window and in-store displays in order to keep the consumer happy. They are listening to what the public wants – as are designers and modelling agencies.
Kaela made her catwalk model debut at New York Fashion Week last autumn when she walked for Richie Rich. Now models and booking agents at Models Direct are looking forward to seeing what she does next.