Model Monday: Samantha Harris
April 18, 2011 § Leave a comment
Samantha Harris is forging a path for herself in the modeling industry and shedding light on the beauty of Aboriginal people. An Australian fashion model of Aboriginal, German and English descent, Samanatha came from humble beginnings in beauty pageants dressed in gowns found at charity shops. Initially scoped out in a shopping centre on Queensland’s Gold Coast, her real break was reaching the finals of a competition run by Girlfriend magazine in 2004. She was signed by Chic Models shortly afterwards.
Things are certainly looking up for Sam. She walked the runway for a record number of shows during Australian Fashion Week 2010, she opened most shows and was declared the “top model.” A pivotal point in her career was being the second Aboriginal model to be featured on the cover of Vogue Australia. An amazing accomplishment, but sad because there is little recognition of indiginous Australian’s beauty in the country. The world renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier photographed Sam for Glamour magazine, which caught the attention of fashion powerhouses Prada and Balenciaga-more to come on that soon. Sam also participated in London fashion week and will be relocating to NYC to further her career.
Yeah, she’s gorgeous, but we also think she may have PERFECT LIPS-great shape, plump, equal proportions on the top and bottom-very cool…
Poised to become the first Aboriginal Australian supermodel, every stride she makes towards that goal is a grand occasion, as she knocks down stereotypes about beauty and overcomes the tortured past and present of Aboriginal people. Even her mother said:”I never dreamed Australia would embrace an Aboriginal model.”