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The Amazing Rise of Amanda Laine
Fashion Week, Girls, Model News February 21st, 2008, by wayne

As the winner of the V/Supreme Model search, MDC had great faith in Amanda Laine making a splash at the FW 08 shows, but those turns of hers for Prada and Marni in Milan certainly revved up her velocity. We knew she was a great shape-shifter of a model when we worked with her for the Rad Hourani NY show, so its especially exciting to see her morph from show to show. As Amanda gets ready to do her Paris tour, we’re keeping an eye on this fast rising star.
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I'm really hoping that she goes full throttle come Paris...

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Off to a great start in Paris!

Yohji Yamamoto F/W 08.09:

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Yohji Yamamoto F/W 08.09:

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Only the best for Amanda.

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Yay! That's the one I was hoping to see her at!

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Mag contest has teen model at the height of fashion

BY PATRICK HUGUENIN
Sunday, February 24th 2008, 4:00 AM
Amanda Laine in a shot for V magazine's modeling contest


Every time reality-show producers clap their hands, a "supermodel" is born. Or so they'd like you to think. TV competitions churn out winner after winner, but you never seem to see them on, say, the Prada runway.
That's where Amanda Laine made her debut last week.
When the 16-year-old Canadian decided to try her chances in the world of couture, she enrolled in V magazine's online "V A Model" contest. She made it to the top five, walking for judges including V editor in chief Stephen Gan, casting director Russell Marsh and Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa. She won a three-year contract with Supreme Management.
Then, right away, she started working.
"The people who cast 'America's Next Top Model' are not casting Prada," says V executive editor and contest judge Julie Anne Quay. "There is a real system to finding, developing and producing models. We're totally plugged into that system."
Laine also walked in the hot- ticket Marni show Wednesday during Milan Fashion Week. Now she's in Paris for a Balenciaga casting.
"This has brought me around the world," she says. "I'd only been to hot places like the Dominican and Florida."
Laine's test photos for V reveal long legs and a piercing gaze. And then there's what Quay cites as the best part of Laine's fashion artillery.
"She came to New York City with a full runway walk in her back pocket," says Quay. "She just did it."
That walk, says Laine, is the result of nine years of dance class and plenty of athletics. Her free time is spent on hobbies from skiing to lacrosse.
"I play like all the sports," she says, "basketball, volleyball. When I would play, my friends were like, 'Oh, you should be a model,' 'cause you can see my skinny legs sticking out of my gym shorts and all that. So people always made comments to me."
When she discovered the online contest, she saw it as a ticket to travel and to "get a taste of a different life," and said as much in the required personal essay.
Her parents liked the idea, and they've been at her side; her mom flying with her to New York, her dad to Europe. Meanwhile, friends back home cheer her on and her classmates Google her progress.
"I told five of my best friends everything," she says, "but the other kids at school I didn't tell, because you know how girls my age can be."
The best part so far, she says, has been the chance to play muse.
"I did looks with Prada," she says of her time in Milan. "I was standing there, and they get a roll of fabric and they would start pinning and making the clothes on you."
She must have been an inspiration. An hour and a half before the show, when new models are sometimes switched into the lineup, she found out she would debut.
Following Paris, Laine will be heading home. After all, she has school to attend. She laughs when asked if she'll move to New York.
"No, I'm still too young," she says. "I'm going to go home and see what happens from there. Because then it's like editorial stuff."
Quay supports her return to basketball and homework. "She's based in Ontario, so if she wants to come down and do a shoot for Vogue and her school is flexible," she says, "she can miss a day of school."
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^Thank you so much for posting that model_mom! It's always nice to get an idea for the personality behind the face. Amanda certainly comes across quite grounded and prepared for the stress of this industry.

Something about her definitely says Balenciaga, so I hope we'll be seeing here there tomorrow morning.

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she's the one who won V Mag ?

... she started off with a bang. Nailing Prada the first time after such a contest?...sweet!

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Balenciaga F/W 08.09:

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As to be expected I suppose, but damn I'm still excited for her.

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^That's an uncanny shot of Amanda. Thanks e11e for posting that!

I can't wait to see where else she'll show up this week (hopefully Chloe!).

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More from Balenciaga.




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