We began tracking Alanna in December 2011 when she was just 13 years old. The following year we were holding an open call in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Alanna came with a classmate to meet us in person. From the minute we met her, we saw something really special. For three years we developed her, walking in Tribute fashion shows, working in Chicago and Los Angeles.
As time went on, we believed there was so much more to her and sat down and had a heart to heart talk. She was passionate for years about sports, an athlete in several sports, excelling at everything she put her mind to. As she matured, her real love turned to fashion and the goal to be a highly successful international model. Alanna got super focused and shifted her workouts from athlete to model. Her parents made countless trips to St Louis as we worked with her and prepared her.
By the beginning of 2016 she was on fire! We knew the time had come. Our daughter Olivia cut her long hair into the look that launched her runway career. In her first season, Alanna closed her first show at NYFW, and opened her second show, Altuzarra, and was a part of the iconic supermodel dance presentation at Diane Von Furstenbergs final show.
From that season on, Alanna has ascended to walking Victoria Secret runways, top runways, campaigns and editorials, and is as energized and passionate as the day she started.
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