Why Alaia Baldwin (Yes, Hailey Baldwin’s Big Sister!) Is the Next Model to Watch
Celebrity siblings are taking the fashion industry by storm. First there was Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Then came Gigi and Bella Hadid. Now, Alaia Baldwin is joining younger sis Hailey (not to mention cousin Ireland, talk about good genes!) in pursuing modeling. The 22-year-old recently signed with new modeling agency State Management, which represents girls with strong looks and personalities. She is reportedly moving to New York City next week to focus full-time on her new career.
With her freshly shorn brunette shag—the style of the moment—and kohl-rimmed eyes, Alaia (she couldn’t have a better name for fashion) has a totally different look and energy than her bubbly blond sister Hailey, 18, who people often mistake for being older than her. But much like Insta-famous Hailey, who boasts 2 million-plus followers, Alaia has some well-known friends including Sailor Brinkley-Cook, who appears alongside her brother Jack in the latest issue of Town & Country—count them as yet another celeb sibling duo.
Other fun facts about Alaia: She’s allergic to gluten and loves juicing, and when she’s bored she “just googles her family”.
Alaia with sis Hailey.
a girl once more
A photo posted by @alaiabbbaldwin on Sep 29, 2015 at 2:10pm PDT
Alaia is interested in doing edgy fashion shoots, citing Freja Beha Erickson as her model inspiration; her @alaiabaldwin followers claim her rock’ n’ roll look is perfect for a Saint Laurent campaign. Is she genetically blessed or just lucky? When it comes to fashion, having a famous last name clearly helps get you get in the front door, but you’ve got to have the moxie, talent, and work ethic to really “make it.” Do you think Alaia has what it takes?