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A Name Worth Remembering: Kate Kondas


Kate Kondas – another beautiful Hungarian rising star on the model horizon – is about to turn 19 years old, but her list of fashion shows and magazine appearances is already very remarkable. Kate’s trademark is definitely her striking chin area: while other models’ faces can be ‘transformed’ easily with a lot of make up making it hard to recognize them, one can always identify Kate, no matter what hairdo or what make up she is wearing. Her  feminine ‘baby’ face is just stunning and her kind & open nature makes Kate very popular among fashion designers.

Kate was born in 1994 in Debrecen, east Hungary, and her career started by winning a super model contest organized by VM Model Agency in Budapest. As part of the first prize Kate was offered a four-year-contract that she took advantage of. Today, Kate is managed by different agencies in the major fashion centers worldwide: New York – Trump Management, Paris – Nathalie Models,  Milan – Why Not Model Management, Barcelona – Uno Models, Hamburg – Modelwerk, London – Storm, etc. The professionalism and determination she is working on her career is very noteworthy. When off the runways, Kate spends time with her family in her hometown, Debrecen besides finishing her high school, and as a former athlete she keeps herself fit with jogging.

Her breakthrough was last year, when she landed an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein. To fully satisfy her client’s wish Kate had even cut her long brown hair short and dyed it black that definitely brought her a lot of attention. Although she could never really get used to her super short hair, the ‘return on investment’ was excellent – and in the meantime Kate’s hair grew back, that makes her even happier. Since then she has been running for Armani, Vionnet, Thierry Mugler, Herve Leger, etc. as well as she was able to open and close the F/W 2013 Jean Paul Gaultier show. Actually – according to Jean Paul Gaultier, Kate was the inspiration for collection. How amazing is that?

Kate was recently featured in the Saks Fifth Avenue ‘Black & White Trend’ S/S 13 catalogue shot by Marton Perlaki and her list of clients is getting longer by the day. Her motto (based on her current Facebook cover) ‘you live life once, live it to the fullest’ fits very well with and how she is achieving her goals. She will surely be making even more noise in the fashion world . . .

Source of images: Fashion Model Directory,, Nathalie Models, Vogue, PhilosophyHungarian Fashion’s Beauty.

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