Instagram Leads New Zealand Teen to Ford Models

By Richard Horgan Comment

MaiaCottonAuckland agency 62 Models has sparked the beginnings of a possibly remarkable Down Under saga.

Per a report by Fairfax NZ News, agency booker Andrea Plowright spotted a photo of 15-year-old Kiwi teen Maia Cotton (pictured) on Instagram. Cotton flew from the countryside to Auckland a few weeks ago, a new photo was posted on the agency’s Instagram account and, voila!:

“We just placed a digi taken on my iPhone of Maia and the reaction towards it was incredible,” Plowright said. “She’s amazing, she’s going to be big…”

Since being signed, Maia has been photographed for New Zealand clothing label Twenty Seven Names, working with well-known photographer James Lowe. Maia flies to New York next week with her mum, Luanne, to meet with agencies, before travelling to London and Paris.

In addition to meetings with Ford Models and Next Model Management, Cotton hopes while in town to have time for some Soho shopping and maybe a Broadway show. Safe travels, and we hope it all goes well. Full Fairfax NZ news item here.

[Photo: 62 Models/Sam Lee]