Miu Miu model Dilia Martins' speedy rise to the top
Miu Miu model Dilia Martins found herself on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week five months after she was discovered.
The Netherlands-born model joined some of the most famous faces in fashion when she took to the Miu Miu runway in March (16), with Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Lara Stone, Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls, Irina Shayk, Emily Ratajkowski and Kendall Jenner all walking too. It was the 19-year-old’s very first modelling job, after she was scouted accidentally just a few months before.
"I was discovered this October while out Halloween shopping with my mother," she opened up to Britain’s Harper’s Bazaar magazine. "My agents approached me and asked if I would be interested in modelling. I was quite hesitant at first, but I am so glad that I decided to send in my pictures after all." As one of the newest names in fashion, Dilia is still learning the ropes herself and soaking up all her new career has to offer. Her agents at A Models explain it was the teen’s flawless skin and blue eyes which made her stand out from the crowd, and after such a successful start the agency is in no doubt how well she’ll do.
When it comes to tips for aspiring models, Dilia admits she doesn’t yet know enough to dish out advice but was happy to share some hints.
"I'm quite new myself, but I would probably tell them not to get too nervous about it all," she shared. "That's what people tell me all the time and it definitely helped me! And enjoy every moment of course."
As for her favourite designer, Dilia is staying loyal to the brand that launched her.
"I love Miu Miu. I've always been impressed by Miuccia Prada, her brands and the beautiful collections, but since I walked the show, it's even more special to me," she smiled.