Hot Sunna is Pulse's 10th Vogue Model Saturday, March 1st 2008
Sunna Gottshalk became Pulse's 10th Vogue model when she shot British Vogue in London earlier this week. Gottshalk who took off almost a year sabbatical from modelling is back in a blaze of glory. Along with the stunning eight page editorial for British Vogue, in the past month Sunna has shot 14 pages of main fashion for Marie Claire, on location amidst the majestic mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, as well as editorials for new fashion publications Indicate and Flux. Gottshalk has also scored major advertising billing for H&M, Nokia and a luxury car brand for which gag orders have been issued until the campaign is unveiled later this year. "This is fantastic, a major milestone in my career" said an ecstatic Gottshalk, as she conveyed the news of copping her first Vogue from London earlier this week. She is also delighted to join the list of elite talent from Pulse who have had graced the pages of fashion's most important publication. From the French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and American editions, the Pulse supermodels have made their mark on Vogue.
The exclusive list includes Kimberley Mais, Lois Samuels, Lincoln Wynter, Nadine Willis, Jaunel Mc Kenzie, Nell Robinson, Rochelle Watson, Oraine Barrett and Gaye Mc Donald. Of the group, Lois Samuels made history when she was the first to appear on the cover of the German edition. Nadine Willis' Vogue blitz at the beginning of her career also had its own historic significance as she made simultaneous appearances in 5 editions spanning 3 continents. Jaunel Mc Kenzie holds the record for the most appearances (12) in American Vogue and Oraine Barrett boasts the highest number of editorial pages for a single shoot captured by photographer, Steven Miesel. It is no wonder that Gottshalk is enjoying being among the Pulse of Vogue and keeping good company with her agency colleagues.
The eight page Vogue story was shot by Nagi Sakai in one of London's hip Kentish Town studios and came right on the heels of Sunna's searing 14 page Marie Clare spread shot on an African safari by Wayne Maser of Harper's Bazaar fame. Maser has captured the image of fashion, movie and music icons including Elizabeth Hurley, Jessica Simpson, Madonna and Lindsey Lohan. Vogue as well as Marie Clare is published in over 25 countries around the world.
Since she placed second in Pulse's Caribbean Model Search in 2003, the 5' 11 Gottshalk has made a significant impact on fashion's most lucrative and competitive markets. Within the formative months of her international career, Sunna peaked on the fashion radar and immediately secured editorials for American, Japanese and Swedish Elle, V and Black Book magazines. Consistently impressing the fashion industry's major clients, the chocolate coloured beauty quickly became the cosmetic darling for MAC, L'Oreal, Iman, Avon and Sephora. She starred in major campaigns for Orbit, Jergens, Dark & Lovely and Alexander McQueen.
From the hip streets of Europe to the beautiful safaris of Africa, Sunna Gottshalk, the girl from Burnt Savannah is burning up the pages of the world's premier magazines and making an emphatic statement with major campaigns on return to world modelling.