Selfie Gorillas Land Lucrative Modeling Contracts With Chanel


FIRST they wowed the internet in a stunning viral photo and now they’re set to hit billboards and catwalks around the world.

Orphaned female gorillas Ndakazi and Ndeze so impressed model scouts for Chanel that they have been signed to 6-figure contracts and will star in a campaign for the brand before making their catwalk debut at New York Fashion Week in September.

“They’re rough diamonds but their talent is undeniable, we’ll work closely with them on their posture and diet,” head of modeling at Chanel, René Bouchard told WWN, days after a photo taken by an anti-poaching ranger captured the hearts of everyone around the world.

“The timing couldn’t be better in an era of brands pretending to be more inclusive in a bid to capitalise on under-served demographics, they have a striking look, and those mononymous names – yes!” explained fashion industry expert Dee Daimler.

In a whirlwind week Ndakazi and Ndeze have left their former home at Virunga national park in eastern Congo and moved to Paris were they have already become the toast of the party scene, with those at Chanel ready to make them iconic additions to the fashion world.

“If they model perfume for us too it also counts as animal testing, it’s win-win – two birds with one stone and all that,” added Bouchard.

Ndakazi and Ndeze are just the latest in a long line of Gorillas to enter the fashion world after the corpse of Harambe was famously dug up and used in a Beats by Dre advert.