Who is Ondria Hardin?
Ondria Hardin was born in 30 April 1997, in Lumberton, North Carolina, USA, and is a fashion model, best known for her modelling career but which has been surrounded by controversy, mainly due to how companies had her work despite her very young age. She’s appeared in numerous high profile publications throughout her career.
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The Net Worth of Ondria Hardin
How rich is Ondria Hardin? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $700,000, earned through a successful career as a fashion model. She’s appeared on covers and in features of various publications, also in fashion shows and on the catwalk. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Modelling Beginnings
There is almost no information about Ondria’s life before her foray into the modelling industry. There are no details regarding her childhood and her family, except that she grew up in North Carolina, and at the age of 13 participated in a pageant which led to her discovery. She was subsequently hired to become a model, and started working in Japan.
She moved to Tokyo and during her time there, she was discovered by a casting director which led her to work for the company Prada in one of their campaigns. Prada is an Italian luxury fashion house which specializes in ready to wear clothes, handbags, travel accessories, shoes, and other fashion items. She was photographed by Steven Meisel, and more opportunities started coming her way. Two years later, she started working for Marc Jacobs at the FW 2012 fashion show – Marc is known for his self-titled fashion label, but her appearance in the show attracted a lot of controversy due to her age.
Controversies and Career Development
Despite controversies surrounding Hardin being underage while used as a fashion model, Jacobs defended her and the company’s decision to use her. This was not the last controversial event to happen in her life, as she soon worked for another company called Channel in a campaign, known for a brand that has been personified by models or actresses. Some other popular names which have worked for the company include Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevigne, Keira Knightley, and Nicole Kidman. She attracted further controversy with her work there, but it did not derail her momentum.
Her next project would be for an editorial with “Numero” magazine which was entitled African Queen. The international fashion magazine has a circulation of 80,000 and covers various aspects of fashion, with articles on beauty, design, health, and also featured trendsetting celebrities. Her feature in the magazine caused the ire of numerous other publications, and “Numero” had to apologize publicly to another publication “Huffington Post”. She also appeared in an editorial for “Russh”, which is an independent Australian fashion magazine which has been running since 2004.
Other prominent publications that Ondria has worked for include “Vogue” and “Allure”; the latter magazine focuses on beauty and is published in New York City. It is known for its annual Best of Beauty awards given during the October issue. She has also done catwalk modelling for numerous high profile brands, including Balenciaga, Dior, and Michael Kors. She also worked frequently with another luxury fashion house in Dolce & Gabbana, which is known for their fashion apparel as well as their perfume, which has won numerous awards and has a minimum turnover of over $500 million annually.
She also collaborated with Jil Sander and Louis Vuitton, and soon her work started to gain attention internationally, and her age no longer mattered as much as she was already maturing. She also had projects with the clothing company Valentino, which is owned by Qatar’s Valentino Fashion Group, and Bottega Veneta which is a luxury goods brand owned by the Gucci Group. She was also ranked as a Top 50 model by the website models.com, an online database about models as well as the agencies they work for, founded in 1999, and which periodically creates rankings related to the fashion industry.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of any of Hardin’s romantic relationships. Many sources state that she is single and is not likely looking for any long term relationships, as she is still young and continuing her run in the modelling industry.
— Ondria Hardin (@IamOndriaHardin) January 18, 2017
Similar to numerous professional models, she is highly active online through accounts on social media, particularly on Instagram in which she has over 23,000 followers. She also has a Facebook page which featured some of her work on the catwalk, and in publications. However, her page has not been active since 2017.
She owns a pet dog which she features in her photos. She posts a lot of selfies, photo shoots, and personal photos in her account, mostly accompanied by a long post to describe her current state. She mentions that she is fortunate to have made it at an early age in a very demanding industry, and that even though she’s got things figured out, she still gets confused at times as life goes on. She’s also expressed that she does not need a man in her life right now, as her pet dog is all she needs to keep her company.