Her Instagram is adorned with the typical aesthetics of a teenage girl, wearing a long-sleeved, plain white top and high-waisted jean shorts, and her hair is the beachy-messy aesthetic most of us can only achieve from an hour in a salon chair. She’s got the breezy air of youth paired with the impeccable posture and appearance that makes you question what genetic lottery one must have had to win in order to achieve such impossible grace. The question of how or why she’s acquired 2.2 million Instagram followers does not cross your mind.
Scroll a little farther down her feed and you will see the life of a 16-year-old model (and Cindy Crawford’s mini-me), Kaia Gerber.
Kaia is under the world’s microscope as the daughter of a supermodel extraordinaire, but she is paving an impressive path of her own. She walks the ranks of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, and stands out with her effortlessly natural looks and impressive career dating back to the age of 10.
Every strut down worldwide catwalks has caught the eyes of adoring fans and prestigious modelling agencies all fixated on the fact that supermodel Cindy Crawford’s mini-me is following in her mother’s footsteps.
She’s known worldwide as the “baby supermodel” to watch. After all, she’s got “her mother’s killer figure, perfectly-sculpted brows, brilliant bone structure and olive-hued skin”, according to ELLE UK. But does she miss out on the opportunity to be her own entity in the fashion world?
Apparently the only thing she misses out on is the chance to share her mother’s style.
“My mom and I aren’t the same size. She’s a bit taller. And we’re not the same shoe size either, which is heartbreaking,” according to IOL.
While her mother still reigns with 2.6 million followers on her own Instagram, their posting style is quite similar: a glamorous mix of everyday life shots with shots from photoshoots and hanging out with other celebrities. Both have shared pictures together on their Instagram pages, showing off their heartwarming connection.
“When I look at my mom, aside from physical features (of course), we share many of the same mannerisms,” Kaia explained in an interview with Teen Vogue. “I notice it when looking back on past videos of her. I don’t know if it’s genetic, or something I’ve just caught onto, but our actions mimic one another.”
The world’s fascination with the uncannily similar looks between herself and her mother reflect on the visibly close bond they share. Cindy Crawford has received significant praise from the fashion industry throughout her career, to which Kaia contributes to as well, as she told IOL:
“She gives me advice for life more than modelling, like ‘Be on time,’ which is really important in the industry we’re both in. And to be kind to everyone. Everyone that I’ve worked with says she’s the most professional person that they work with, so I could only hope that they say the something about me.”
[Featured image: Photo by @cindycrawford]