From Matamata to Milan in under 6 months young NZ model and 1AM latest cover star Emily Baker has, if you haven’t heard already, gone viral, blitzing the catwalks of the current A/W 2011 collections, first capturing the spotlight and the attention of the fashion world becoming an instant sensation at New York Fashion Week by walking all the prestigious shows and going on to do the same in London, Milan and finally in the ultimate test crowning off an unprecedented first season with the elite of Paris Fashion Week. What this means for Emily, if she’s up to it, and her dad who’s accompanied her all the way will let her go, is the demand she’s experienced so far will be nothing compared to what she’s about to face the minute the shows finish and the magazines and campaigns start shooting with photographers, fashion editors and designers all wanting a piece of her! It also means big kudos for those of us who spotted Emily’s star potential and helped launch her career and kickbacks such as the tripling of our website visits off the back of her Models.com feature in return. Well done Emily! See her debut shoot in 1AM.

Pictured above: Emily in Viktor & Rolf and Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 Paris fashion week shows.