Introducing Mariana Zaragoza, the underage supermodel who will soon be on the cover of every major fashion mag.
It looks like the fashion world has found its latest muse, and it doesn’t include someone named Gigi, Kendall or Bella, or someone from Russia, Poland or France. The latest face (and body) to take over the runways is a 16-year-old by the name of Mariana Zaragoza who hails from none other than Guadalajara. Even though she’s not old enough to drink, vote or buy cigarettes, she’s wasting no time in grabbing fashion by the cojones (as evidenced by her major debut at New York Fashion Week this past September).
Like every great Cinderella story, Zaragoza got her big break at a mall.
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Zaragoza told Vogue magazine she didn’t consider modeling until she was approached by a talent agent while shopping with her mama. From there, she joined her cousin in few modeling classes and the rest is history. *Excuse me while I spend the rest of my life cruising shopping centers.*
Zaragoza was quickly signed by IMG Modeling agency in Mexico City.
And it didn’t take long for fashion exclusives like Proenza Schouler and Carolina Herrera to call her.
Now, the teen is a regular on runways and walking alongside names like Gigi Hadid.
And is getting love from Vogue editions all over the world, like Mexico.
All that said, she’s still a young, cartoon-loving Mexicana at heart.
And she never forgets about those who’ve been with her from the beginning, like her baby Vietnamese pigs.
She has three Vietnamese piggies and somewhere close to 300 pigs in figurine form. She’s obsessed.
Seems like she’s not completely used to this lifestyle. Even after walking the hottest runways, she still gets starstruck.
While in NYC, Zaragoza said she lost it when she saw David and Victoria Beckham walking into a coffee shop. Can you blame her?
And no matter what, she puts familia first.
She travels in packs and brings her family with her any chance she gets. ?