Poet Amanda Gorman has secured a new modeling deal following her history-making appearance at the U.S. presidential inauguration last week (January 20, 2021).
The Los Angeles native emerged as the breakout star of the swearing-in ceremony of President Joe Biden and his Vice President, Kamala Harris, after reciting her moving original work, The Hill We Climb, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Gorman also won high praise for her fashionable choice of outfit – a bright yellow Prada coat with red satin headband, which she paired with jewelry gifted to her by Oprah Winfrey for the special occasion.
And now the 22-year-old, the youngest poet ever to speak at a presidential inauguration, has segued her performance into a contract with IMG Models, through which she will be granted various opportunities for editorial work and brand endorsements, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The news was celebrated by another top IMG client, supermodel Gigi Hadid, who posted about the deal on her Instagram Stories timeline.
She captioned the post, “Werk @amandasgorman @imgmodels faaaaam! Major (sic).”