A report from Vogue Australia!
Vogue favourite Gemma Ward returns to modelling
How many people were first introduced to the world of high fashion models by way of Gemma Ward?
Since her white-hot debut in 2002 thanks to a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance on the reality television show Search for a Supermodel, Ward's modelling career has been legendary to say the least. Her involvement with Vogue is well-established; Ward appeared on numerous covers of Vogue, was the first cover model on Teen Vogue and was one of the youngest model to appear on US Vogue.
Her 'retirement' (it's modelling - they retire earlier than us laymen) was lamented by many in the industry. "Nobody looked like Gemma, she was a one-off" W magazine's fashion and style director Edward Enninful tweeted last month. "I wish Gemma Ward was still modelling!"
Lest we take unsubstantiated news and run with it, it seems like Ward truly will be making a comeback according to Patty Huntington at Frockwriter, who confirmed with IMG that the Perth-born model/actress was returning to modelling. She'll be appearing on IMG's homepage soon, so model-fans, keep refreshing that screen.
Other Australian IMG-stablemates include Miranda Kerr which makes for a good start in re-launching an international and highly successful career. Not too shabby at all.