Ireland Baldwin poses in Maison Martin Margiela and Michael Kors for Elle magazine. The 17-year-old model is best known for being the daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, but she is also working toward making a name for herself in the fashion world.
Ireland didn’t always have aspirations to be a model. Instead, the teen recently realized that she may want to become part of the family business and enter showbiz as a comedy writer (which was probably largely inspired by her father). However, it was her mother who encouraged her to try out modeling first, as a means of boosting her confidence.
“She thought it would be good for my confidence because I never thought of myself as a pretty girl,” Ireland tells Elle.
The teen has been very open about her life, sharing daily tidbits on her social media accounts and blog. She even shares her personal email address and encourages readers of her blog to get in touch with her and even meet her in person if they happen to be in the same city. Ireland says she doesn’t see the big deal, because there’s no harm in meeting new friends.
“Even when I get to the point where I am acting and performing, where I want to be with my career, I’m never going to think of anyone as lower than me. Everyone’s the celebrity of their own life, you know?”
See more of Ireland Baldwin in the gallery below.