kaia gerber

IMG Models is not playing around when it comes to diversifying its roster. After signing trans model Hari Nef a few months back and having one of their plus-size models, Ashley Graham, grace the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, the agency’s latest move is to go young. This week IMG broke the news via Instagram that its newest model is none other than an heir to a modeling legend with a promising future (and nearly identical features).

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That newly signed + destined-to-succeed lady is Kaia Gerber, 13-year-old daughter to Cindy Crawford, who IMG Models announced alongside a peek at her Steven Meisel-photographed Vogue Italia shoot. While she is too young to be walking the runways in New York, Paris, London and Milan at the moment, she already has an impressive portfolio that rivals some of the current big names in the business. From stepping in front of the camera for Young Versace and JCPenney (alongside her mom) at the age of 10 to being featured in Teen Vogue last year, the young model is anything but an inexperienced name in the industry.

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Proud mom Cindy also shared her joy in the announcement by writing on Instagram, “Guess I better watch my back.” Gigi, Karlie, Cara, Kendall + co, we’d take that as a warning shot too, because this lady is only going up from here.

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(Photos via @cindycrawford, @imgmodels, Steven Meisel/Vogue Italia + Michael Buckner/Getty)