Vanessa Bryant gushes over daughter Natalia's modeling photoshoot

Vanessa Bryant gushes over daughter Natalia’s glamorous looks as she pursues a modeling career: ‘Daddy would be so happy’

It was announced in February that her daughter had signed a modeling contract with the prestigious IMG agency.

And Vanessa Bryant couldn’t help herself on Saturday as she gushed over her eldest daughter Natalia’s glamorous looks on one of her first photoshoots since pursing modeling professional.

The 38-year-old widow of Kobe Bryant shared some stunning images of her 18-year-old daughter to Instagram highlighting her stunning features and impeccably made-up face.

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Natalia glowed in the closeup in which she wore her lustrous raven locks straight and tied in a ponytail swept over one shoulder.

She had on a plunging black dress and wore large gold hoop earrings for a look that seemed to have been inspired by the singer Sade, though she looked like a dead ringer for her mother.

‘My baby (with makeup) ❤️,’ Vanessa gushed in her caption. ‘❤️ Daddy would be so happy that you’re pursuing your modeling career now that you’re 18. You’re beautiful inside and out. Beautiful with makeup and without makeup. We love you.’

She also added the hashtag ‘#grown’ to emphasize that her oldest child was ready to leave the nest.

Vanessa reposted the image to her Insta Stories, while joking that her daughter ‘stole my face with daddy’s lips.’ 

Gorgeous: Vanessa Bryant, 38, was overcome with pride for her daughter Natalia, 18, as she showed off some of her first photoshoot results on Saturday after signing with IMG Models

Copy cat: Vanessa reposted an elegant photo of Natalia with hoop earrings and straight hair while joking that she ‘stole my face with daddy’s lips’

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Earlier on Friday, Vanessa posted another elegant image from her daughter’s photoshoot.

She wore a gray–brown cashmere overcoat while letting her hair fall down unencumbered.

The model-in-training wore the same hoops and also had a silver chain necklace draped around her neck.

‘That’s my baby!’ Vanessa enthused while tagging Natalia. 

Sweet: ‘My baby (with makeup),’ Vanessa gushed. ‘Daddy would be so happy that you’re pursuing your modeling career now that you’re 18. You’re beautiful inside and out. Beautiful with makeup and without makeup. We love you’

Fierce: Natalia also shared her own behind-the-scenes images from the photoshoot to her Instagram in which she wore a furry leopard-print coat

Natalia also shared her own behind-the-scenes images from the photoshoot to her Instagram account on Friday.

She looked glamorous in a furry leopard-print coat while reclining on a chair in one image.

A short video highlighted her black sleeveless dress, which was decorated with white squiggly marks. 

In February, it was reported that Natalia would be represented by IMG Models, which represents leading figures, such as Gisele Bundchen, Hailey Bieber and Gigi and Bella Hadid.

‘I have always been interested in fashion since a very young age. I have a love for the industry and ever since I can remember I wanted to model,’ she said in a statement. ‘There is a lot to learn but I feel this is a great opportunity for me to learn and express myself creatively.’ 

New career: She also wore a black dress with squiggly white lines. Natalia signed with IMG Models in February

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