NATALIA BRYANT STANDING ON HER FATHER’S SHOULDERS

Natalia Diamante Bryant is the eldest of her four siblings, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri, and daughter of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant. The teenager recently signed with IMG Models and began her college journey this semester at the University of Southern California. The 18-year-old is studying film and has dreams of winning an Oscar one day, just like her late father. Since the passing of her father and sister, Gianna, life shifted for Natalia and her family. She thought she was going to continue her pursuit and play volleyball but decided to take a break. Her pursuit to model came natural for Natalia, being inspired at an early age after seeing her first runway show. Education has always been important to her parents so she will simultaneously attend college and model. She made her debut this past week with her first cover for Teen Vogue's September issue. She opened up about her dreams, life after the passing of her father and sister, and overall, sharing her own personal story and allowing people to hear her voice for once. She stands on the shoulders of her parents, especially her father, carrying out his legacy and following the path he has paved. She is walking and living by example for her sisters and young women around the world. Natalia is confident, wise, nurturing, and well in-tune with herself. Her mother and her sisters are doing their best to live and keep Kobe and Gianna's memory alive in all they do.

POWER THOUGHT

Life can be full of adversity, but know that victory awaits you! Stand firm in your foundation so you are not shaken when facing life's trials and tribulations.

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." - James 1:2-4