By CBSLA Staff

NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — Natalia Bryant, the oldest daughter of the late Kobe Bryant, is ready to step out into the spotlight as an IMG model.

The 18-year-old daughter of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, who grew up in the shadow of her superstar dad, has signed with IMG models.

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“I have always been interested in fashion since a very young age,” she said alongside an image released by IMG Models. “I have a love for the industry and ever since I can remember I wanted to model.”

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The news comes a little over a year after the family was devastated by the death of Bryant and her 13-year-old sister, Gigi, in a helicopter crash.