U.S. inauguration poet Amanda Gorman lands top modelling deal

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Poet Amanda Gorman has secured a new modelling deal following her history-making appearance at the U.S. presidential inauguration last week.

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.


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Amanda also won for her fashionable choice outfit and now the 22-year-old, the youngest poet ever to speak at the U.S. presidential inauguration has segued her performance into a contract with IMG Models. The agency represents the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Graham. 

It would seem the poet is already a fashion sensation with her inauguration outfit having inspired purchases and internet searches of similar items.

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American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th inaugural ceremony in a Prada coat and headband. Photo by Patrick Semansky-Pool/ Getty Images


The Guardian reports that following the inauguration the red satin Prada headband she wore sold out, while her yellow Prada coat caused searches for “yellow coats” to increase 1 328 percent (according to fashion search engine Lyst) in the wake of her appearance.

Through this modelling deal, Amanda will be granted opportunities for various opportunities for editorial work and brand endorsements. 

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