Taylor Momsen of Gossip Girl fame just got signed to IMG models. This make her one of the youngest girls on the roster, since Taylor is fourteen - a year younger than Gemma Ward when she scored her first Prada campaign and leaped from IMG's development board onto their women's one. There's no denying that Taylor has model looks and model height, but it's interesting to note IMG's scooping her up so quickly, since she has yet to score any big campaigns or magazine covers. Expect a big Teen Vogue spread soon, and also probably some sort of Neutrogena / Clinique / Lip Smackers partnership, unless she sails straight past the Dooney and Bourke market and scores some Gap ads. Also: IMG signed Mischa when she was about sixteen and turned her from a child actress into a sex bomb. It would be silly to think that isn't also their strategy here. Stay tuned!
Taylor Momsen Leaves IMG: Was She Booted?
While Dakota Fanning may have suddenly appeared on IMG's model board, another starlet has fallen off. The "troubled" Taylor Momsen, who signed with IMG in 2008, is no longer with the firm. This morning, an IMG employee confirmed to Fashionista that they no long represent the actress/singer/pseudo-trouble maker. We're guessing their last big deal with Momsen was the Material Girl campaign, which was inked long before she flashed her bandaged boobs to an audience at Don Hill's.