Kaia Gerber is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and, like her mother, is making waves in the modelling world.
Birthday: 13th September 2001
Born: Model, Actress
Famous for: TV Star
full-name Kaia Jordan Gerber
Kaia Jordan Gerber is the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. She has an older brother (born in 1999) called Presley Gerber. Her father is of Russian Jewish descent, and her mother is of mostly English, Scottish, Irish, Danish, and German ancestry.
Kaia studied at Malibu High School in California and received a certificate for outstanding academic achievement.
At the age of 10 Gerber landed her first modelling job with Versace’s junior line Young Versace. At the the age of 13 she modelled with Teen Vogue and when she was 15 she made her acting debut in the film Sister Cities (2016). At the age of 15 she became the ‘face’ of cosmetic and fashion brand Marc Jacobs.
Gerber has modelled for magazines such as Vogue, Teen Vogue and Pop Magazine. In 2016 she received the “Breakthrough Female model of the Year award” at the Fashion Media Awards. In September 2017 Kaia made her Fashion Week debut and kicked off the Alexander Wang Spring 2018 RTW show.
Kaia Gerber is signed with IMG Models.
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“I think it was always something that I knew that I wanted to do”, Kaia says of following in her mother’s well-heeled footsteps. “But I would never of thought that I’d be doing Daisy Marc Jacobs ten years later. My favourite thing about being a model is the people that I meet. I don’t think there’s any other job where you get to learn so many things about so many different people. I just love forging new relationships.”
While her modelling places her in the spotlight, Kaia is also a high-school student, an experience that is important to her. “It’s really difficult, because you have a lot of different things going on. I go to school everyday, and that does come first.” It’s Kaia’s personal time, the moments that she might be sharing with peers, that she misses out on. “I use my free time for work, but because I love it so much, it doesn’t feel like work and I still have fun with it. I don’t really have days where I can sit and do nothing!”
How do her school friends treat her campaign-girl status? “I try to separate my modelling work from my school life because I don’t want people to think of me differently or that I am a certain way because of it. I think I do a pretty good job of separating it, I don’t really talk about it with my friends. Other than my friends that are part of the industry, and I guess that’s different.”