This week, Minnesota model Ashlee Walker made international waves after appearing on the June/July cover of Harper's Bazaar Australia.
It was something of a crowning moment for the 20-year-old model, who was all over the runway of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in April, just weeks after walking the Minneapolis runways. While not quite as high profile as the American, British or Paris versions, landing the cover of the Australian edition of the magazine is still quite the coup.
The Cottage Grove, Minn., native, who recently relocated to Charleston, S.C., is represented locally by Vision Management Group. Vision owner/founder Teqen Zea-Aida, who discovered and developed Walker, said that while she is additionally represented by DNA in New York and "a great London agency," Vision continues to manage her overall career.
"We are looking towards Paris," he said. "All in all, it is the beginning of a good career - just as it should be."