CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Less than a year ago, Kalli Dangerfield was sitting in a Lowcountry classroom, counting the days to graduation.
But now, the 19-year-old is landing major jobs, hitting the big time in New York.
In fact, you could say her appearance in the Big Apple last week, was nothing less than monumental. Her picture appeared on the Empire State Building. Dangerfield was among the famous faces chosen for a Harper's Bazaar anniversary event.
This has been Dangerfield's goal since her days at Cario Middle School.
In 2011, Dangerfield, barely a teen, made a trip to New York to make the rounds at international modeling agencies. With incredible potential, offers
were rolling in.
During one of those interviews, Joel Wilkenfeld of Next Model Management said Dangerfield "has the look that could go forever."
Her home agency, Millie Lewis, had never seen this kind of excitement over a rising young star. Owner Suzanne Green called her "a supermodel in the making."
Dangerfield would use vacation time and take an occasional day off from school to start her modeling career, which is now hitting new heights.
As part of the 150th Anniversary of Harper's Bazaar, Dangerfield's picture was one of several projected on the New York City landmark on April 19. The photo, which appeared in the December/January issue of the magazine, was shot by Kenneth Willardt and styled by Cassie Anderson and was part of a 150-year photographic retrospective, the magazine's editors say.
"Bazaar was the first magazine dedicated to fashion and the pictures that have appeared in its pages—by the most important photographers, artists and illustrators of the modern era—tell the story of not just the evolution of fashion but of the larger world that has surrounded it," Harper's Bazaar Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey said.
The necklace she is wearing is a piece from Tiffany. According to Jordan Beam of Ford Models, Inc., the event was a collaboration with Tiffany.
The display lasted from 8:30 p.m. until midnight, and spanned 42 stories of the building's facade and 15 decades of the most celebrated images from the magazine's archives.
Dangerfield is currently signed with the Ford modeling agency.