Banora teen hits catwalk
By ROXANNE MILLAR
SHE may only be 14 years old, but that hasn't stopped Banora Point model Samantha Harris from taking Australian Fashion Week by storm.
The indigenous teenager this week hit the catwalk with the cream of Australian modelling talent in hot designer wear by Third Millenium, Mimco and New Generation.
It is a debut into the big time that has industry insiders predicting her meteoric rise and design- ers fawning over her unique looks.
And it has all happened less than 12 months after she was discovered in a magazine modelling competition.
Chic Model Management spokesperson Kathy Ward, who has accompanied Samantha during Fashion Week, said it was a major honor for the teen to be chosen for four Fashion Week shows.
"It is a big deal. But she is very young so we don't want to throw her in the deep end, but we can see her getting bigger and bigger," she said.
"Samantha has everything to take her to the top and designers love her. She is a little bit different and the industry is always searching for that."
Speaking from Fashion Week yesterday, Samantha said the event had inspired her to continue modelling.
"I'm not getting sick of it, I want to do it more than ever," she said.