Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Natalia, looks just like him.
In a recent interview with Elle, the 20-year-old model and USC student discussed carrying on the “mamba mentality” legacy established by her father. She defined this as “constantly trying to be the best version” of oneself.
“It’s putting your best foot forward at all times regardless of all the noise,” added Natalia.
“I want to make sure that mentality stays intact, because it can be so easy to give up on yourself when things get tough,” according to her. You have to keep telling yourself, “I can do anything because I am positive and I am resilient.”
In an interview with Elle, Bryant discussed her role as the face of UGG’s latest campaign, “Feels Like UGG,” as well as how she gets through tough times by “focusing my energy on the things that bring me happiness.”
“I spend time with the people I love, like my family,” stated Natalia. To unwind, I listen to music or spend time with friends. When I need to relax and get my mind in a better place, I engage in these activities. It’s crucial, in my opinion, to look on the bright side of life.
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Natalia wore a jersey for the Dodgers that featured one of her father’s Lakers numbers (No. 8) on the field. Along with the costume, she also wore a pair of blue Kobe Nike sneakers.
Natalia’s mother, Vanessa Bryant, and sisters Capri Kobe, 4, and Bianka Bella, 6, all joined in the field celebrations, with Bianka getting to yell out the traditional line, “It’s time for Dodger baseball,” before the game. The Bryants received a payment for $100,000 from the Los Angeles Dodgers to put toward the Kobe and Gianna Bryant Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.
After making her debut in a black cap-sleeve midi dress with gold shoes at the Versace Spring/Summer 2024 show, Natalia has been hard at work launching her modeling career. This show was her first catwalk appearance since joining IMG Models in 2021.
According to her post-show interview with Vogue, Donatella Versace was “so welcoming and sweet and made me feel so comfortable, especially with it being my first runway.”
I can hardly wait to walk the runway for the first time. Natalia said to Vogue, “I am extremely grateful to Donatella and flattered by her invitation to be a part of something so extraordinary.