It’s no secret that non-white models have it much harder becoming a runway sensation in their first season without strategic launching via exclusives and extra efforts by their agencies. Maybe it’s because of the industry’s willingness to finally bring more diversity to the runways, or maybe it’s just because she is blessed with flawless bone structure, a mesmerizing stare and a body to die for that has made Kai Newman one of the break-out stars at New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 without any of that extra support. The Jamaican stunner debuted at the Tommy Hilfiger show and slowly but surely has been making her bookings more and more prestigious. She appeared in several A-list shows, like Rodarte and Marc by Marc Jacobs, but the definite highlight of her week was her appearance at the Calvin Klein show today.
Pollywolly noticed the model's potential even before she stepped foot on the runway as the tFS forum member wrote last week, “She has gorgeous skin, piercing eyes, and a great smile…I see real potential in her, I hope she goes far!”
“She really stole the show for me [at Tommy Hilfiger]. I definitely have a new favorite face I'm looking out for. There's something quite raw yet still very sweet about her face,” posted teaars.
His excitement was shared by daggertrepe who commented, “Finally! She looks wonderful. Hope this is just the beginning!”
This newcomer, who’s with One Management in New York, hopefully has a great career ahead of her. We can't wait to see where else she shows up and we will definitely be watching her!