Watch this face: Amanda Wellsh
Do you remember when’s the last time Gucci had a relatively unknown newbie open their show? Maybe this has never even happened before. Amanda Wellsh, Brazilian model signed to IMG worldwide, is catching all the buzz right now for being an exclusive to the Italian powerhouse as well as opening and closing the Spring/Summer 2014 show. For the past 6 to 7 years at least, the coveted opening slot has always been a rotation between Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik and Raquel Zimmermann. Kasia Struss and Daria Strokous nabbed an opener each in recent years. Why is it so important to be part of this Gucci gang? Some of their exclusives actually worked, totally not one-hit wonder situation – if you’re looking at Kendra Spears and Abbey Lee etc, you get the idea. Amanda is striking on the runway and fits into the “athlete” category which is IN right now. But since this is an exclusive, Amanda might not appear till Paris. Till then, model watchers, keep an eye out for this newbie!