During our time hanging with Taylor Hill prior to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, we discovered that those A-grade genetics of hers really do run in the family. So much so that her younger sister Mackinley and brother Chase are both up-and-coming models signed to IMG.
“I’ve been doing it for six years and they just started six months ago,” she told us in Paris. “So I can’t wait for them to establish their careers and start coming up. My hope is that we can work and do jobs together. Because you know, I always miss them so much when I travel. I’d only see them like once a month or during the holidays. Now they live in New York and are going to start doing fashion week. We can do it together!”
A trio of siblings—two sisters, one brother—with similar piercing looks? Sounds very Hadid to us. (Hi, Gigi, Bella, and younger brother Anwar who already has a few magazine covers under his belt!)
As far as model mentors go, we can’t imagine it gets better than your older sister who just happens to be Taylor Hill. When we asked the VS Angel what wisdom she imparts to Mackinley and Chase, it came down to three things: 1) self-assurance; 2) social media, and 3) not taking things too seriously.
“Just be confident,” she tells them. “People like personality and they want to know who you are. Also, just stay on that social media game. Like, you’ve got to stay consistent and post your work. It’s now a huge part of the industry and it’s made a huge difference in my career. And [also to] have fun because in fashion there can be so much rejection. If you take it too close to heart it can be quite lonely. So it’s like, I’m here for ya!” Awww.
Well, if the Hadids are any indication, it’s only a matter of time before Taylor and Mackinley are sharing the Victoria’s Secret runway.
From: Marie Claire US