Oz Model Shanina Shaik Opens Jason Wu At NYFW

Michelle Obama’s designer of choice Jason Wu has debuted a strong, opulent Fall collection at New York Fashion Week and chose Make Me A Supermodel alumnae Shanina Shaik as the show opener.

Melbourne-born Shaik came runner-up in the 2008 reality television series but failed to find real success as a model until her breakthrough casting in the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Since then she has really spread her wings in the fashion industry ¯(°_o)/¯. The 21-year-old has become a favourite of Jason Wu who also featured her in his Pre-Fall 2012 collection showcase; and in keeping with this season’s ubiquitous presence of Oz models on New York runways, Wu cast Shaik’s countrywomen Caitlin Lomax and Julia Nobis for the show.

See them walk the walk on STYLE.com

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