Aaron Philip Biography
Aaron Philip is a model with cerebral palsy who lived in the Bronx. On Saturday Aaron Philip announced, that she joined the roster for Elite Model Management, which represents some of the industry’s most successful stars, including Nina Agdal and Jasmine Daniels.
aaron philip for paper mag june 2019 by myles loftin pic.twitter.com/wil2xgAzSy
— bambi (@awakeandbloom) June 28, 2019
Aaron Philip Age
She is 17 Years old
Aaron Philip Early Carrer
When Aaron Philip made her runway debut this month at Willie Norris’ fashion show, screams from the crowd vibrated the walls and finger snaps filled the air. She wore a bold red lip, platinum blonde bob and a t-shirt hung across the back of her wheelchair with the words “Queer Capital.”
— Marc Jacobs (@marcjacobs) June 25, 2019
Aaron Philip with Elite Model Management
The moment was life-changing for Philip, who wrote on Instagram after, “My hands were shaking and my heart was beating out of my chest.” As a Black, transgender, wheelchair-using teenager, the 18-year-old’s appearance was an opportunity she willed into existence within a few short years — and it’s only the beginning. “I hope that my first show goes to show that runways and fashion collections with people like me in it can be possible,” Philip wrote, “and there should be more things and opportunities like this everywhere within the fashion industry/world.”
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swipe — closing @willienorrisworkshop last night – my first runway & first time closing a show. i’m honestly speechless for so many reasons… if you know me you know that Willie Norris is a deeply special and present person in my life both professionally and personally. he has endless heart, talent and grit. he is real as fuck. i love him with my whole heart. couldn’t be happier to have done this with him. my hands were shaking and my heart was beating out of my chest. i hope that my first show goes to show that runways and fashion collections with people like me in it can be possible and there should be more things and opportunities like this everywhere within the fashion industry/world. thank you. ❤️ @elitenyc @richiekeo ??
In a tweet announcing the new management, Aaron wrote: ‘I’m signed to @eliteNYC! thank you so much for supporting me through my journey to make the fashion world more inclusive.’
She continued: ‘This hasn’t been easy, but we did it! I’m so excited and grateful to work hard and share this new chapter of my life with you all.’
— Apple Watch 101 (@AppleWatch101) June 28, 2019
The agency also announced its newest addition on Twitter where it said Aaron was ‘breaking new grounds within the industry’.
Last fall was when Aaron first decided she wanted to enter into the modeling industry.
In an essay published on Them on Monday, Aaron detailed what this opportunity means to her.
‘I enter the fashion world with intentions of making the industry more diverse, inclusive, and accessible,’ she wrote.
‘I have never seen a physically disabled supermodel or a Black transfeminine model heralded, celebrated, or even working in the way other models are — and I hope to change that.’
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i’m so happy to share my @papermagazine cover for this year’s #PaperPride ❤️ me by my dear friend @mylesloftin, styled by icon @tiffanistyles, makeup by legends @raisaflowers @kbank.s, hair by wonderful @evaniefrausto, nails by @yukomanicure ? this is my first major cover and i just could not be more grateful or excited. i’m speechless, but what’s new? thank you to this fantastic team and thank you @justintmoran for always supporting & loving me ? @richiekeo @elitenyc i love you xoxo
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- She was signed as the first Black Transgender with Elite Model Management in New York City
- The model has cerebral palsy and identifies as being transgender
- In a Twitter post, she announced about contract
- She thanks to her fans because, with their support her journey to make the modeling world more inclusive
- Aaron first joined the modeling scene last year after deciding there should be more diverse representation in the modeling world
- The global agency currently represents Nina Agdal and Jasmine Daniels, and in the past has looked after the likes of Cindy Crawford and Heidi Klum