Fifth Harmony played their final show (for now) this week and member Normani is wasting no time blazing the trail as she embarks on her solo career.
Over the last year, she’s made masterstroke after masterstroke – signing with a branch of Roc Nation for management, inking a huge deal with RCA Records, and teaming with Khalid for the still-growing hit ‘Love Lies.’
Now, the 21-year-old can add model to the mix. Because she’s just been added to the Wilhelmina roster.
Dive below for details…
The big reveal was made via Vogue who profiled the rising star.
Speaking on the partnership, the stage blazer told the publication:
“I’ve always wanted to get into the fashion space. It’s something that I’ve been inspired by ever since I was a little girl.
Now, more than ever, I feel like music and fashion play off of each other with music being one of the great influences and artists dominating in the fashion space as well. It’s something that I wanted to be part of.”
She went on to stress how serious she is about fashion and really integrating herself:
“I want to educate myself. I want to go to Fashion Week; I want to go to Paris, Milan and make a mark.”
Citing fashionista Rihanna as an inspiration, she added:
“She didn’t transition from music to fashion, she did both at the same time and made it her own. The fact that she just came out with a lingerie line for women of all shapes and sizes, and is out there really representing every woman so no one feels left in the dark, is something that I would [also] hope to do.”
As for the “why,” she concluded:
“In my mind, I always wanted to be like Naomi Campbell. Being a young African-American female, having someone to represent me, whether I was looking at a magazine or on a runway at a fashion show, [seeing her,] I felt like I could do the same exact thing—she made me feel like I could also walk the runway, even though I’m about 5 foot 4..
That’s the cool thing [though], especially during this time. There’s such a versatility. Beauty comes in all forms and all skin colors.”
We’re so “here” for all these moves ‘Mani is making.
She’s laying quite the foundation for a total takeover. We’re rooting for her. Are you?