Laila Naim is only five years old and has already taken the glitzy and glamorous world of fashion by storm. Born in London, Laila probably entered the world with the aim to become a star. She started singing at the tender age of three and later joined a theatre academy where she is learning singing, dancing and acting. At just aged four, a leading children’s modelling academy signed her up that resulted in one of the world’s leading fashion houses, Burberry, signing her up. This teeny-tiny starlet has shown that there’s no stopping her. She has added another feather to her expanding fashion portfolio cap and recently shot for the celebrated British retail brand Marks and Spencer. Laila’s latest shoot can be seen in the April issue of the popular InStyle magazine.
Laila has so far featured in globally renowned fashion magazines Instyle, Red, Marie Claire and Tatler. Five-year-old Laila Naim thinks she is a brown Rapunzel. To the rest of the world, however, she is now better known as the first-ever Pakistani model for Burberry, the 159 year-old British luxury fashion brand. Laila ’s pictures were released on the Burberry website, Facebook and Instagram pages, on March 20. Biryani, the popular rice and meat dish are Laila’s obsession when she visits her grandparent’s home in Islamabad, Pakistan every summers. Laila has appeared in Burberry’s latest children spring/summer catalogue and its winter campaign 2015. In doing so, she has joined the ranks of English models Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss, actress Emma Watson, and footballer David Beckham’s 12-year-old son Romeo Beckham, who have all worked with the high-end brand. In England’s high-end fashion industry, Asian models are rare, said Laila’s mother despite the community being the largest minority in the country. No wonder then that Burberry’s Instagram post featuring Niam has got more 78,600 likes in four days—way more than most of its other posts.