In our Talent Profiles series, we shine a light on some of the most talented names that MN2S has worked with. This week, we’re spotlighting four inspiring models with years of experience at the top of their game.
Lily Cole is a British model, actress, and entrepreneur. She was born on December 27, 1987, in Torquay, Devon, England. At the age of 14, she was discovered by a scout from Storm Model Management and quickly gained recognition as a fashion model, appearing in numerous high-profile campaigns and runway shows. In addition to her successful modeling career, Cole has also ventured into acting, appearing in several films and television series, including “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and “Orphan Black.”
Outside of her entertainment career, Cole is also an advocate for environmental and social issues. In 2013, she co-founded Impossible, a social network that encourages people to exchange skills and services without the use of money, and she has also been involved in various environmental campaigns, including Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign. Cole has received numerous accolades for her work, including being named one of the 50 most inspiring women in the world by Condé Nast in 2018. She continues to be a prominent figure in the fashion and entertainment industries, as well as a respected voice on social and environmental issues.
Noëlla is a model, public speaker, renowned social activist and founder of Malaika, a non-profit organization based in New York City that provides access to education and health programs to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her mission is to empower young girls and women to become leaders in Africa. She is also an ambassador for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, a program that aims to tackle health challenges in more than 100 countries. Noëlla’s work has gained support from influential figures such as Thandiwe Newton, Natalie Massenet, Arizona Muse, and Natalie Vodianova. This year, Malaika celebrates its 16th anniversary, and in July, the first students that walked through the school’s gates will depart to continue their journey into higher education.
Noëlla has been featured in campaigns for Max Factor and La Mer. She uses her platform to advocate for girls’ and women’s empowerment and has been invited to join the United Nations Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network. Noëlla serves as a member of the L’Oréal Fund for Women Endowment Fund Advisory Committee. Her contributions were recently acknowledged with the ‘Daughters of Greatness’ prize by the Muhammad Ali Foundation.
David Gandy is a British model and entrepreneur. Gandy’s modeling career began in 2001 when he won a modeling competition on ITV’s “This Morning” show. He soon became one of the most in-demand male models in the industry, walking in numerous fashion shows and appearing in campaigns for major brands such as Dolce & Gabbana and Marks & Spencer.
In addition to his successful modeling career, Gandy has also ventured into entrepreneurship. He launched his own line of men’s underwear, loungewear, and swimwear, called David Gandy for Autograph, in collaboration with Marks & Spencer. Gandy has been recognized for his contributions to the fashion industry, receiving numerous awards and honors, including the GQ Men of the Year award for Most Stylish Man in 2015. He is also actively involved in various philanthropic causes, including The Prince’s Trust, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and Style for Soldiers. Gandy continues to be a prominent figure in the fashion industry and a respected voice on men’s fashion and style.
Jodie Kidd is a British model, television personality, and businesswoman. Kidd’s modeling career began when she was discovered by photographer Terry O’Neill at the age of just 15, and she quickly became one of the most sought-after models of the 1990s. She has graced the covers of numerous fashion magazines, including Vogue and Elle, and has walked the runway for major fashion brands such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.
In addition to her modeling work, Kidd has also had a successful career in television, appearing on shows such as “Top Gear” and “Strictly Come Dancing.” She has also ventured into business, co-founding The Jolly Hog, a successful food company that produces high-quality British pork products. Kidd has been recognized for her contributions to the fashion and entertainment industries, receiving numerous accolades, including the Elle Style Award for Model of the Year in 2001. She is also actively involved in philanthropic causes, including the Prince’s Trust and Breast Cancer Care. Kidd continues to be a prominent figure in the fashion and business worlds, as well as a respected voice on food and cooking.