These days, we’re more accustomed to hearing that a model has left the runway to try her hand as a model ‘slash’ actress, so you can imagine our delight when we heard that Gemma Ward may be staging a modeling comeback!
Once a Vogue favorite, Gemma famously broke from the industry back in 2008 to pursue her budding acting career. Much like her modeling career, Gemma found almost instant success on the big screen, landing roles in The Strangers (also starring Liv Taylor), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and most recently, The Great Gatsby!
Now, while we’re happy for all of Gemma’s Hollywood success, we won’t deny the fact that deep down we still want her back strutting the runway with the rest of them. Turns out, the gorgeous blonde might want the same thing! The Perth, Australia native has reportedly signed with IMG Australia, sparking rumors worldwide that she is staging a fashion comeback. And just how soon can we expect said comeback? According to IMG Australia General Manager Danielle Ragenard, Gemma’s first job can be expected in no longer than a month’s time!
“She hasn’t worked in this market for a long time, so to make the move obviously it’s because she wants to further her career,” Danielle told Frockwriter. “She wants to get back into the Australian market. She’s an Australian girl and this is an important market for her and she’s looking for everything IMG can offer from endorsements to modeling contracts.”
While the news doesn’t exactly confirm whether or not this means Gemma will be ruling the runways and appearing in glossies worldwide once again, it is nevertheless, thrilling news for all of us GW fans. So, as we patiently await with fingers crossed for evidence of the Aussie’s rumored comeback, here’s a look at a few of our all time favorite Gemma editorials. Enjoy!
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