I knew that Romeo Beckham was going to have a starring turn in Burberry’s holiday campaign months ago, but was unaware that the same dancing-with-umbrellas campaign would be launching the career of an English model named Hannah Dodd. She’s fresh-faced, studying dance as a college freshman in London, and, for the moment, has less Instagram followers than me (a situation that, alas, I predict firmly flip-flopping in the future).
The way she learned about the gig sounds similar to the sort of energy and excitement I had pumping through my veins when I pulled my fat college acceptance letter from the mailbox years ago. “I couldn’t believe it! I was actually on holiday when my agent rang so I had to jump off the plane and go straight to Burberry when I got back,” she told British Vogue. “It was my first big job and [they’ve] been really understanding as I am in full-time education so my time is limited. At the moment I’m focusing on finishing my degree, but I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with modeling.”
Things will probably go really well with modeling, H. Burberry knows its English roses, casting Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in campaigns while their stars were still on the rise.
Until she becomes a red carpet fixture, her social footprint reveals her as a refreshingly normal teenager, hanging out with friends and loving life. From her Instagram account, I’ve gleaned that she is loving her college life in London, prefers body-con dresses in dark colors for formal events (prom included), and, weirdly, likes to eat Cheerios in orange juice, not milk. Yep, I officially feel a new girl-crush brewing.