Gemma Ward was born on November 3, 1987, in Perth, Australia. She is an Australian supermodel.
Biography and Career :
Despite her ravishing looks, the golden-haired green-eyed beauty never set out to be a fashion model. In fact, Gemma Ward was discovered by accident when she attended a taping of the Australian television show, Search for a Supermodel in 2002. As she recalls : "I came to watch my friends. I was sitting there in the crowd when the agent from Perth came over. I didn't even want to enter, it was a bit of chance. I was so shocked when I got my first job."
First Job - Vivien's Model Management :
Although she didn't win the competition, Gemma Ward's unique look intrigued many of the scouts on hand, and she was soon signed to Vivien's Model Management.
a Ward Joins the Roster of IMG :
With Fox helping to guide her career, Gemma Ward landed on the cover of Australia's Mark magazine and later made her runway debut at the Mercedes Australian Fashion Week. That minimal amount of publicity, along with Gemma Ward's enormous potential, was enough to land her a spot on the roster of IMG, the same elite international modeling agency that represents Gisele Bundchen and Heidi Klum. IMG wasted little time in recommending her to Russell Marsh, the man responsible for casting Prada's runway shows.
Gemma Ward Hits the Runway :
Gemma Ward promptly starred in Prada's runway show that October and was used in the company's high-profile ad campaign that season as well - giving her a huge international presence. Additional ads for Versus, Jill Stuart, Jil Sander, Balenciaga, and YSL soon followed.
The Youngest Model Chosen to Be in a Vogue Shoot :
Gemma Ward saw her profile increase even more the next year when Vogue handpicked her to appear on their cover as one of the planet's nine most promising "It Girls." Only 16 at the time, the honor made Gemma the youngest model to grace the magazine's "It Girl" feature. It also put her in the company of other top models like Karolina Kurkova, Gisele Bundchen and Natalia Vodianova.
Gemma Ward has since appeared in over 50 designer shows and she has graced the covers of fashion magazines around the world, including W, Vogue and Teen Vogue. She also made a memorable splash on the smallscreen with a starring role in John Mayer's music video for "Daughters."
As famous as she already is, Gemma Ward still has a world of potential to fulfill.
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