From Ella Emhoff to Lila Moss, These Celebrity Kids Are Poised to Take Over the Modeling World

Vice President Kamala Harris' step-daughter Ella Emhoff is making a splash in the modeling world. Meet the next generation of It Girls and Guys as New York Fashion Week heats up.

By Cydney Contreras Sep 07, 2021 10:00 AMTags
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Fashion insiders used to scoff at the thought of a celebrity's offspring getting into modeling, but thanks to the likes of Kaia Gerber and the Hadid sisters, the runway is now a haven for nepotism—and for good reason!

Year after year, these 20-somethings rank among the industry's highest-paid models in the industry. (In 2018, Kendall Jenner earned the top spot after raking in $22.5 million, and it simply wouldn't be fashion week without Gigi Hadid and little sis Bella.) Moreover, they're consistently booked to walk for fashion houses across the globe, opening shows in stunning ensembles designed by New York's finest, including Jeremy Scott and Jason Wu.

So, it's no wonder the industry has its sights set on the next generation of celebrity kids with enviable genetics and a killer strut.

Thus far, Lila Moss has shown she has that je ne sais quoi that made her mom Kate Moss so famous. Since making her runway debut for Miuccia Prada's Miu Miu spring 2021 show, the 18-year-old has gone on to appear on the covers of Italian and Japanese Vogue. 

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Other aspiring cover girls have found success off the runway, with Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff's daughter Ella Emhoff modeling Salvatore Ferragamo in a Vanity Fair photoshoot.

Not to say Ella isn't smashing the runway game, too. 

She made her fashion week debut in Proenza Schouler's Fall 2021 show, before walking in Balenciaga's Paris Fashion Week show this July.

Get acquainted with Lila, Eva and more up-and-coming models in our gallery below:

Landon Barker

The son of Blink-182's Travis Barker and former Miss USA Shanna Moakler rocked his way to the runway at the AMIRI Autumn-Winter 2022 Fashion Show in February.

Mathilda Gianopoulos

Even before she blew out sixteen candles on her birthday cake, Molly Ringwald's daughter had already appeared in a fashion campaign for J.Crew.

Paris Brosnan

Born to Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith, Paris is represented by modeling agency Next Management.

D'Lila & Jessie Combs

The twin daughters of Diddy and the late Kim Porter made their high-fashion runway debut in Dolce & Gabbana's August 2021 show. They were joined in the festivities by half-sister Chance Combs.

Grier Henchy

Although Brooke Shields once said that she would rather have her children grow up in a "conventional upbringing," her youngest daughter signed with IMG Models while still in her teens.

Mingus Reedus

Standing at 6-foot-2, Mingus already has the stature of a model thanks to enviable genes from mom Helena Christensen and dad Norman Reedus.

Lourdes Leon

After walking the runways for Burberry and modeling Swarovski crystals, Madonna's daughter posed for Vogue photographers ahead of the September 2021 issue.

Natalia Bryant

In February 2021, the teenage daughter of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant signed a modeling contract with IMG Models, joining National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman as the agency's latest recruits.

Cordell Broadus

While his dad Snoop Dogg is a huge star in the music world, Cordell is making a name for himself on the runway by walking in shows for Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana.

Meadow Walker

With dreamy eyes similar to late dad Paul Walker's, it's no wonder she modeled for Proenza Schouler's pre-fall 2021 campaign.

Romeo Beckham

As expected, the teen followed in 'rents David and Victoria Beckham's footsteps by pursuing a career in fashion.

Leni Klum

Model Heidi Klum starred alongside lookalike daughter Leni on the cover of Vogue Germany's January/February 2021 issue.

Eve Jobs

The daughter of the late Steve Jobs landed a role as the face of Glossier.

Myles B. O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal's son maked a stylish impression at the Lanvin fashion show during Paris Fashion Week in 2019.

Liv Freundlich

Julianne Moore's mini-me made her modeling debut in a J.Crew fashion show in 2017.

Lila Grace

The daughter of supermodel Kate Moss and Dazed magazine co-founder Jefferson Hack already has an impressive resume after appearing in shows for Fendi and Miu Miu.

Iris Law

In 2017, the daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost was named the new face of Burberry.

Audrey McGraw

The daughter of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill is an established print model, appearing in campaigns for Tory Burch and Milk.

Ella Emhoff

The step-daughter of Vice President Kamala Harris signed with IMG Models after making an impression in her Miu Miu coat at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.

Ming Lee Simmons

It was only a matter of time before the daughter of Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee became a model.

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