May 09, 2013

Top NY agency signs Whitesand model

Whitesand First Nation Model Jade Willoughby Signs with Top New York Agency

By Levi RickertIt is a long journey from a one room cabin in Ontario's Thunder Bay to New York City, both in distance and destiny.

For 22 year old Ojibwa, Jade Willoughby, a member of the Whitesand First Nation, her journey is just about over from her humble beginnings in a one room cabin in Thunder Bay to fulfill her dream of becoming a model in New York City.

Late last month, Willoughby was signed by Wilhelmina Models, one of the world's most prominent talent management agencies in the world to become one of their models. She will move to New York City this month to get to work.

“I am terrified, but very excited,” Willoughby told Native News Network with nervous laughter in her voice on Saturday in a telephone interview from Ottawa when asked about how she feels about being signed by Wilhelmina and having to move to New York.
Comment:  For more on Native fashion models, see Dahmen the First Native Supermodel? and Watchman the First Native Supermodel?

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