Charlotte Biggs, 8 months, is breaking into the world of baby modelling in New York in a big way.
After only a few weeks in the industry she has landed a television commercial, a magazine editorial and has been busy casting and working for some global brands on a regular basis.
Her Australian parents didn’t want her to model but after copious amounts of encouragement they decided to take her to an audition.
“They [staff at the audition] wanted to make sure our baby was really comfortable so that she could just be herself and be happy, ” said Charlotte’s mother, Leonie Biggs.
Like mother like daughter, Charlotte's mother was also a model. Images of Charlotte @CityModelsNY.
"I was never asked to make her pose in a certain way or evoke an expression, the photographer worked around Charlotte," said Charlotte's mother, Leonie Biggs.
"The only thing Charlotte had to do was just be Charlotte and be in the moment," she added.
The first audition helped Charlotte's New York based parents decide if they wanted to get involved in the world of baby modelling.
"I was worried it was going to be long cattle calls and sort of like a pageantry type environment and it was completely the opposite. It was so nice to have our concerns appeased but more importantly for Charlotte she just had a ball. She had so much - it was almost like a playgroup for her," said Biggs.
We were told she was "ethnically ambiguous".
After "literally coming in off the street" to the audition, Charlotte's parents were introduced to the casting director who suggested an agent.
"That was the first time my husband and I heard the phrase 'ethnically ambiguous' which is how she [the casting agent] described Charlotte...she said her look is in very high demand and if we wanted Charlotte to model, she would certainly work," said Biggs.
Charlotte is a natural in front of a camera. Image @CityModelsNY.
Charlotte's Australian father has Malaysian born parents that were a mix of Spanish, Filipino, Angloindian, and Portuguese.
Charlotte's maternal grandmother is half Japanese and half Korean and the baby's grandfather had Scottish and German descendants. The maternal family is currently tracing its heritage and may also have been of Aboriginal decent.
Biggs says the search for diversity in the baby castings she has attended has been an incredibly positive experience.