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The Career of Her Dreams
Photography by KYLA HEMMELGARN -
Model - KYLA @ NEXT Models
Growing up in Duncan, British Columbia, Kyla found she loved anything that involved performing on stage. It was this passion that led her to modeling at the age of 15. "I love getting to do and be things I wouldn't get to in everyday life. Whether it is clothing I wouldn't wear or make-up I wouldn't do, it's exciting to become these characters for the shoot or runway show." Now signed with Next Models Vancouver, she quickly discovered this was the career of her dreams.

Kyla's most unforgettable photo shoot to date was for Olympus Cameras and took place halfway around the world in Okinawa, Japan. "It was two days of going all over the island shooting in the ocean, at waterfalls and cliffs - so beautiful and so much fun." She describes her style as "feminine eclectic", and enjoys pairing vintage pieces with modern clothing. Models that most inspire her are Coco Rocha and Miranda Kerr, and favourite designers include Chanel, Elie Saab, and Alexander McQueen.

This rising star has a bright and promising future ahead of her, but Kyla hasn't forgotten the people who helped her get where she is today. "I am thankful for every person I have met so far in this journey, every single one has impacted myself or my career in some way. I definitely look forward to what's to come."

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