Finally, a logical fashion decision. Byrdie Bell, the actress and socialite, has signed with Ford Models. The New York native is of Norwegian descent and actually bears the name Evelyn Byrd Bell, though she's been called Byrdie since childhood. She has a movie coming out this Fall called Homecoming, with Mischa Barton and Matt Long, the cutie from Jack and Bobby, which never should have been canceled. And she follows in the footsteps of fellow socialite beauties Vanessa Traina and Harley Viera-Newton, both of whom recently signed with Elite. Lydia Hearst, Amanda Hearst, Margherita Missoni, and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld are also Manhattan socialites with modeling agencies (most are on IMG's women's board). It seems Ford has their work cut out for them - Byrdie's already been in Vogue more times than Nicole Kidman.
Kaela Humphries Makes Her Ford Modeling Debut
A little over a month ago, we broke the news that Ford had signed Kaela Humphries, Kris' little sister, to their plus-size modeling division. Not surprisingly, it hasn't taken long for the agency to find her work--and her first gig is a pretty big coup. Kaela stars in the latest campaign for The Limited's plus-sized line, Eloquii.