St. Lucia's Brittany Noon signs with Paris' Metropolitan Models
Just days within arriving in the fashion capitol of the world, sixteen year old Brittany Noon of St. Lucia has signed with Metropolitan Models of Paris, France. Metropolitan is the same agency that got Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova and Heidi Klum started. The young natural beauty, who currently lives in Antigua, is in Paris to make her international debut at Labo Ethnik Fashion Trade Show thanks to Parisian celebrity, Vincent McDoom (seen here) who is the event's casting and artistic director. Brittany will open the show on May 22nd and will also close it wearing a 150,000 euros one-off dress by renowned French high fashion designer Frank Sorbier.
"After signing with the agency she went immediately for fittings with some of the Labo Ethnik designers including St Lucian compatriot Lyn Bristol," said Vincent McDoom.
Lyn Bristol expressed that she feels Brittany has the presence of a true international top model and is honored that she is the first St Lucian designer that Brittany will wear.
Although McDoom grew up with Brittany's father Dominic, he only met Brittany for the first time when she arrived in Paris with her mother Carole, and is thrilled he was able to make the connection with Metropolitan. "Ever since I posted Brittany's photo to my Facebook wall, I've had interest in her," he said.
"She is everything that's new and fresh in modeling and compares to Christy Turlington and Giselle Bundchen. What's hot about Brittany is that no one can place where she's from and that's the beauty of the St Lucian in her... I am extremely proud to have been the one to discover her," he said.
It's a dream come true for Brittany who has been modeling since she was fourteen. Metropolitan already has her lined up for Paris high fashion show castings in June for the upcoming season , and McDoom will tutor and mentor her, as well as provide counsel to her parents. "It's an honor for me to become her 'fashion godfather'," said McDoom.
"She is extremely grateful for the opportunity and could not stop thanking me," said McDoom who chose Brittany as 'the face of' this year's Labo Ethnik event after a mutual friend showed him her photo. Brittany will also be featured in his upcoming Caribbean show later this year.
Brittany's ultimate dream after she completes school is to grace the covers of international fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle or Harper's Bazaar, and walk the cat walks of Milan, Paris, London, China, Japan, and New York for luxury designers like Dior, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Armani, Gucci, St Laurent, Tom Ford and the spectacular Victoria's Secret fashion shows.
With the support and love of her parents, and under the careful guidance of Vincent McDoom all is certainly possible for the exotic beauty most likely destined to become the first supermodel out of St. Lucia, a country that must certainly be very proud!