Breaking Boundaries| Trans Model Hari Nef Signed to IMG
Nef is the most recent addition to the list of recently signed models garnering national attention for breaking industry standards.
The twenty-two year old model, actress, and recent Columbia grad, Hari Nef, has been signed with IMG, making her the second trans model to land a contract with the agency. Nef made her modeling debut last season during New York Fashion Week, walking for Adam Selman, Hood by Air, and Eckhaus Latta. Nef has also appeared in Paper magazine’s 2015 Beautiful People issue and Vogue.
Diversity in the modeling industry is picking up momentum and a quality IMG embraces. Ivan Bart of IMG announced the newly signed model on Twitter stating: “Today begins our journey with @harinef This girl’s future is so bright, guys r knocked out behind her! @imgmodels.” While diversification of modeling agencies is exciting, some question whether or not this advancement can be sustained. It is one thing for an agency to expand and sign a wide range of models, but there must also be work available for the models for the movement to be a complete success – only time will tell.