With her second runner up posting with Australia’s next top model (ANTM) 2011, Australia’s Simone Holtznagel had a little bit of headwind behind her when she came to be announced this week as the new face of US Guess.
To date the model from the port town of Wollongong has already modeled with Guess in Australia but with the model’s image increasingly becoming popular here in the US (see what happens kids when you try hard enough…) the fashion apparel maker couldn’t help but hand her the big cahoona campaign- the US market.
In fact the model claims on her twitter bio she’s an aspiring superstar (always remember to talk a mean game kids) and when it came to let the cat out of the bag, Simone Holtznagel took to posting the following on instagram: ‘The secrets out! So excited!’
‘Love to my LA family @twomanagement, the whole @guess family and of course Mr @paulmarciano’
In case you’re wondering how you too can become a Guess superstar, Guess founder and CEO, Paul Marciano, claims he discovered the young model online after she moved to LA. Indeed.
Told Marciano: ‘[Simone’s the one] I was talking about that I found on Instagram from Australia! She is 21 and now moved to Cal[ifornia]. She will shoot for Spring Marciano or Guess!’ he wrote next to a bikini shot of the buxom blonde.’
The moral of the lesson? Never let a second runner up position dissuade you from becoming the superstar you know and Paul Marciano knows you to really be…