By Michele Smith
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There is a new generation of child models and celebrity child models who are earning massive salaries compared to most of the general public. The average child model makes $65.00 – $70.00 an hour minus 20% that goes towards agency fees. On the flipside, this new generation of future mini-super models are earning $1500 for editorial work and even up to six-figures for commercials. The following are some of the up and coming latest mini modeling talent in the fashion industry.
Meet Ekaterina Samsonov
Ekaterina Samsonov at age eleven has already been named one of the top ten new faces to watch in the fashion industry. She even has already debuted in campaigns for DYNY, J Crew and Macy’s. The young lady earned a reported 50K in earnings last year alone. In addition, to having a lucrative modeling career, she also broke into the Hollywood scene acting in Anesthesia (2015) with Kristen Stewart, You Were Never Really Here (2017) and The Ticket (2016). Back to the earnings front, the young model also earned an unspecified five-figure sum for a one-day Nutella commercial shoot. Last but not least, “eKat” as she is known to her friends, has appeared in the fashion shows for Petite Paradise. Expect this fresh face of the fashion industry not to go anywhere soon.
Meet Hudson Kroenig
The handsome six-year-old son of Chanel model dad Brad Kroenig, has already modeled for Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and of course, Chanel, where he made his catwalk debut with his father; although according to sources he is too “cool” to walk with his father now. Hudson has also appeared in Harper’s Bazaar and W Magazine. He is quite the normal kid when he goes to go to school in New Jersey with his classmates (although Hudson has been known to bring in Chanel ads for show and tell, with himself alongside musical sensation Pharrell Williams and model Cara Delevingne). Hudson’s yearly earnings have been anticipated to be comparable to the world’s top earning child models due to his family’s connections in the fashion industry. It is not uncommon to see Hudson Kroenig alongside of his godfather Karl Lagerfeld (creative director for Chanel), while dining with the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue and popstar Rhianna.
Meet Baylor and Hudson Cryder
These two mini-model siblings are making a splash to say the least and are considered two of the most beautiful kids in the word by fashion industry experts. This dynamic duo are two of the most popular sibling models in the industry and most adult models would be thrilled with the same success. The brothers have appeared in campaigns, for J. Crew, Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta by the respective ages of 7 and 10. As a Chanel favorite, the brothers have appeared in multiple ad campaigns, as well as on the runway itself. Marc Jacobs is another top designer who has used the duo in various campaigns. Baylor appeared on the cover of Vogue Bambino while his brother Hudson was flown out to the Bahamas for an appearance with British socialite India Hicks for a Ralph Lauren shoot.