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Natalia Bryant, the eldest daughter of the late basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, just signed with one of the world's top modeling agencies.

IMG Models announced on Monday via Instagram that the 18-year-old will launch her modeling career with the agency.

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I am beyond thrilled and so honored to be a part of the IMG family! ❤️❤️❤️ Natalia Bryant

"I have a love for the industry, and ever since I can remember, I wanted to model," shared Natalia in a statement

The agency, which will represent Bryant in both beauty and fashion, will focus on building her profile through editorial and brand endorsements. 

"Natalia has such a bright future ahead of her, and we were taken aback by her beauty, talent and drive from our first encounter," said IMG Models senior vice president Maja Chiesi.

Natalia's mom, Vanessa Bryant, congratulated her daughter by posting a story on Instagram and adding an "I'm so proud of you," sticker. 

IMG models Gigi Hadid and Ciara also toasted the new signee with posts on Instagram. 

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"I have always been interested in fashion since a very young age," shared Natalia. 

"There is a lot to learn, but I feel this is a great opportunity for me to learn and express myself creatively." 

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