Zan Hyde was discovered in Pulse’s Schools Model Search. Her dynamism was on full display during the CMS TV series. Having won several of the photo challenges, she was the most formidable opponent to Shantae Leslie – the winner in the competition. The then 17-year old Hyde was the 2019 runner-up in the agency’s CMS TV show and signed the contract with Select Models one of international modelling’s best agencies, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is an indication of Zan’s winning spirit. Despite the coronavirus, Select saw her potential and decided to enlist her,” says Pulse Chairman Kingsley Cooper. Zan has since then also been signed to Elite NY.
Zan Hyde made a splash in her international runway debut for designer Robert de Villacis’ Spring/Summer 2021 collection. The Bal Habour seashore was not the typical locale for a NYFW (New York Fashion Week) show, but nothing is normal in 2020. Yet, the poised Hyde is well placed to add her brand of specialness to the fashion show and film. The novel experience had a strong impact on Hyde. “I was extremely excited not only because it was such an artistic show, but with the pandemic, there probably won’t be another like it. The 4:30 a.m. call time was worth it,” says the cheerful teenager.
With a high model IQ, this new rising star is positioning herself for greater heights in world modelling and as she makes waves in Miami, her Elite team is keen to have her in New York to make the rounds for an impressive line-up of clients eager to book the next top new face in fashion.