On a sunny afternoon in Los Angeles, for Teenvogue’s December issue Kaia Jordan-Gerber is jumping on a trampoline with a huge smile across her face as a photographer snaps away. Standing proudly are the 13-year-old’s family, her father, businessman Rande Gerber, her 15-year-old brother, Presley, and her mother modeling legend Cindy Crawford.
Did her mom pass along any modeling tips? “She knows so much about it,” I think it would be hard for her to be on set and not say things like, ‘Psst, Kaia, put your elbow up.'”
In front of the camera Kaia is easygoing, expressive, and clearly having fun. And, genes aside, her love of acting, musical theater, and dance (she takes a hip-hop class three times a week) are to thank for her stage presence. The California native has enjoyed being a part of local productions and she’s begun auditioning for roles in Hollywood. “I like to explore beyond who I am so I can feel for other people, when you become someone else, you better understand others.”
Warm, articulate and talented, so yes lookout young Hollywood.