August 18, 2008
Britian's Missing Top Model winner Kelly Knox has already been making a big impression on the fashion world with top fashion photographer Rankin singing her praises.
Rankin, who photographed Kelly for her first shoot for Marie Claire, told Female First how he loved working with her.
'It was amazing working with Kelly,' he said in an exclusive interview, 'I really love Kelly on just a kind of personality level.'
Rankin, the co-founder of Dazed and Confused magazine who has also photographed Kate Moss, Kylie and even the Queen, certainly knows what it takes to be a good model and he definitely rates Kelly's chances.
'I think the more I hear of her in newpapers and magazines I think she does have what it takes to suceed on some level as maybe an actress or a TV presenter or even as a model,' he said.
However he always believes it will be hard work for Kelly to challenge the views of the fashion industry: 'I think the fashion industry is very narrow and she will come up against a lot of problems,' he told us, 'But at the same time she has got this USP which will benefit her in some way.'
'It's a bit of a double edge sword for her. What some people will see as a problem for her, she may actaully be able to use to her advantage.'
' I do really like her and I think it's her personality and her will to succeed that will really work for her.'