Neelam Gill, the new face of Abercrombie & Fitch, is more than just a model.
She's also a trailblazer, and an anti-bullying activist who has taken a firm stand against online harassment.
Gill is the brand's first Indian model. And it's especially exciting for her, because she once spent two years working as a sales clerk for Hollister while she was in school.
SO proud to announce I am the new face of @abercrombie!!! This is a huge achievement for me, not only because I'm the first Indian to model for the brand, but also because I worked on the shop floor in Hollister for 2 YEARS whilst I was studying. I'd go into work and I never imagined the models displayed on the wall could be me one day. Dreams do come true. Thank you to the #AbercrombieAndFitch team for an amazing shoot in NYC and thank you @wilhelminamodels for being all around amazing 🌟❤️🌟
"I'd go into work and I never imagined the models displayed on the wall could be me one day," she wrote. "Dreams do come true."
Gill, who is signed to Wilhelmina Models, broke into the fashion industry two years ago. She has since featured in campaigns for brands such as Burberry, Mashable reported.
(She was a first for that company, too.)
But her work goes beyond posing for photographs and walking runways. She has also partnered with activist Harnaam Kaur to raise awareness of bullying.
Look how gorgeous we both look!! 😆😆 Myself and @neelamkg got together for a video where we speak about bullying, suicide, self harm, depressiom, body shaming and hate comments from trolls online. It is a huge moment for 2 powerful indian women in the media to come together and talk about things that affect so many people around the world. Normally in our indian culture, problems are hidden away and never spoken about, so for myself and neelam to make this video openly anf honest is a big step in the right direction. Women and men need to empower each other instead of knocking each other down. Spread love not hate. Video: https://youtu.be/1Q8UztnIjNo Please watch and share the video above 💖💙 #harnaamkaur #harnaamkaurdoesfilm #fixersuk #fixers #beardedlady #beardedwoman #effyournorms #effyourstandards #effyourbeautystandards #effsocietiesnorms #bodyconfident #bodyconfidence 1 #antibullyingshortfilm #antibullyingactivist #thequeenofhearts #thedame #plussizemodel #burberrymodel #models #diversemodel #empoweringindianwomen #beardqueen #feminist #bigandblunt
The pair produced a video last month, in which they discussed body acceptance, among other topics.
But it certainly did something right this time.
Here are some more photos of Neelam Gill for Abercrombie & Fitch:
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