These days, having a famous parent (or grandparent) is a huge draw for agencies. The advantages are obvious: the model has a built-in fan base and content-hungry writers like me are quick to dole out some free publicity (you don’t see us writing a dedicated post when 16-year-old Sarah is scouted via her Instagram selfies, obvi).
So when “news” broke that 17-year-old Biaggio Ali Walsh, the grandson of the late, great, Mohammad Ali, was signed by top model agency Wilhelmina in the wake of his grandfather’s passing, I was skeptical… That is, until I creeped his Instagram.
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That is one handsome, football-playing, prom-attending teenager. Yes, the genes in that pool are that fabulous. This is one model with celeb lineage that deserves their contract. Now go forth and go deep on that Insta.