Ava Dash, the 17-year-old spawn of designer Rachel Roy and music veteran Damon Dash, recently inked a modeling contract with DT Model Management. Her proud mom Rachel announced her daughter's new venture on Thursday night on Instagram.com.

Ava told fashion publication WWD magazine that fashion has always been in her blood.

"Being that my mom is a fashion designer, I've been around that my whole life," she said. "I've always loved being at her shoots or at her runway shows and loved watching the models get ready. I've always wanted to do that. Now that I'm old enough I can actually pursue that. I'm excited."

Ava said her modeling aspirations include modeling for Sports Illustrated, Victoria's Secret and Balmain, and she confesses that her inspiration is close friend Chanel Iman.

Rachel and Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon, who divorced in 2009, also have eight-year-old daughter Tallulah.

Photos by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images

  • Taylordanes

    Beautiful Black Queens !!!!! All 3 of them!

  • Quitedeliteful

    She's gonna slay on the runway!!!

  • Benita Renee’


  • Justlooknout

    She a stunner, it great when kids pursue there dreams in the arts, sports and education. Best of luck to her.

    Rip the Runway

  • Di Ana

    Rachel Roy's clothing line is my favorite! Congrats to her beautiful daughter.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Good for her. She's adorable.

  • sunni_daze

    I'm glad she's getting the same exposure as the other models, who got to where they are based off their parents. I think she is cute but not high fashion none of them are, maybe FE21 or something.

  • Tlowe89

    Wth that poor child name is Tallulah

  • http://Bossip.com/ ohplease

    Do any of the celeb's kids decide to go to college or university? Seems like they ride off their parents or siblings in some cases coattails.

  • nekkkyj


  • bemetoo

    Nope why be in debt when you can make millions

  • bemetoo

    She's beautiful

  • bemetoo

    She's why prettier than that white adopted trailer park trash Paris Jackson

  • Yup, I said it

    This is why middle class girls will only ever be an instragram model. Celebrities children are owning the runway now. Can't compete with nepotism

  • Reina1718

    Her proud mom got her that contract too ???

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Mommy looks so lost in the eyes.

  • Reina1718

    Lol u rite, old navy, gap etc

  • Yup, I said it

    Paris identifies as a black woman. Put some respeck on it.

  • bemetoo

    Check her blood line its all European

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    I know she's a child, but there is nothing about this child that says model! Nothing! Thank god her parents are who they are.

  • MsPam

    What happened to being discovered walking down the street or in a grocery store? Would these modeling agencies give these girls a chance without their famous parents?!

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Rachael has said on many occasions she isn't black, I'm sure her kids feel the same.

  • JV

    I wish we'd get a page about Ja Rule's "musical festival!" Oh my goodness what a mess.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    I identify as Super Woman too! And, not karen white superwoman.

  • MsPam

    Me too! And Aretha and Dionne's Old Lady Gang Fight! ????

  • Taylordanes

    her father is of indian decent.... I believe he has african blood but either way she HAS african blood whether she identifies or not... her girls have a black american father so I am not sure how her kids feel.... either way 3 beautiful melanated queens :)

  • Taylordanes

    thank YOU!!1

  • Taylordanes

    she can identify as a monkey doesnt mean she is one,....

  • what?why

    That youngest one is gorgeous and she looks just like Damon, in the good olde days.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Love the black on top of white color combo

  • pure_rachet


  • Coffee1st

    She's a pretty girl, but you're right - model is not the first thing that comes to mind when I look at her.

  • Tammie Reed

    She's very pretty! Yep!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Riiight! Ijs she just outta have a contract! I mean look who her parents are! How hard was that?

  • Cie Be

    Su hija es hemorsa!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    If mom and dad have the connections, why not

  • den

    shocker, of course she did

  • Benjamin

    She's really pretty, so it's easy to see why. Big congrats.

  • dontgetblocked

    Why do all celebrity children believe they will be supermodels? She is a below average looking mixed girl. Nothing special.

  • Evillene

    I have to agree here. Certainly there are more rewarding vocations for a young woman of color who has access to education and opportunity.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    With that bubble head, the only reason they are giving her a chance is because who her parents are.

  • Clopretty

    I wish it was this easy for women without the connection, These kids just get it alllll handed to them! she got a big ass head but... nonetheless congrats lol

  • Christopher Franklin

    Pretty is pretty, if you want to be a model don't hate, be a model.

  • samuel severino

    Thank you

  • samuel severino

    Sorry but that girl is very pretty.

  • samuel severino

    That is stupid. There are adults out there that indentify as toddlers. Do you put some "respeck" on that?

  • samuel severino

    Rachel is Indian. She is Asian not Black no matter how many brothas she bangs.

  • samuel severino

    Rachel isn't Black but her daughters are

  • Monique B


  • Cici

    Beautiful girls. The youngest one has features similar to Stacey.

  • B.Loveitt

    But don't act as if Paris is running shyt. Regardless of how she came to be this little big head chick is getting attention too is due to her parents.

    Why did Mj's kid even needed to be dragged into this big head chicks post? If you think someone is unworthy how about you don't bring 'em up in another individuals story about them.

  • bemetoo

    You're very welcome

  • bemetoo
  • bemetoo

    That may be up for debate

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Never said she wasn't pretty, she just has a big head.

  • GuestSTAR

    Cute kids.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Beautiful family. Congratulations to her.


    Amel lerriuexs sister..

  • Faithz

    Beautiful Family there.

  • Faithz


  • Faithz

    Yep kind of remind me of how Trump daughter has such
    a huge job at the white house, Just saying.

  • Faithz

    I love that saying ,The good old days, Lol,,,

  • Faithz

    It depends on a lot of different things, You know like
    clout, money, and who you know.

  • Faithz

    Yep, but then all Celeb children don't Excel many
    are not doing what is good for them, You know.
    In other words some excel, and others don't.

  • Faithz

    Prince, and Michael and so many others
    gone to soon.

  • Faithz

    Yep many adults never grow up.

  • Faithz

    I agree with that, Yes Runway Model coming
    right up.

  • bhavana

    You're coming across as being very jealous. Jealousy is ugly.

  • Faithz

    She sure is.

  • bhavana

    Having a large head doesn't mean you can't be a supermodel. Look at Tyra. Enough said!

  • B.Loveitt

    Again Paris is NOT a "it girl" model chick. She's reached Gigi, Bella or Kendell #4 hoe cakes Jenner status? They photograph well and wear clothes like a hanger. Paris and this big head kid need their parents juice, they don't fit industry standards --> 5'9 - 6ft, 110/120 lbs wearing a 4 to a 0.

  • B.Loveitt

    At least you get that she's nothing special. You really don't need beauty, they fix that with photoshop but she doesn't fit the fashion industry model chick.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Beautiful family! No surprise she would want to be in the entertainment business, yo momma's a successful fashion designer! Yes, modeling is now a gateway or launching pad for celebrity kids.

    I'm sure models who work their butts off trying to break into the business or who were discovered, but still had to push-through aren't pleased with this influx of instant-celebrity models, pushing for supermodel branding!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Nepotism is real, and will always be a factor. Rich kids getting ahead because of their family or social connections is real, or people getting ahead because of their looks or brown-nosing on the job!

    But, when you're driven, nothing can stop you, regardless of where it [your drive] lands you! Everybody has a chance, a lane, and opportunities for success, as well issues to overcome (think Mel B)! Yes, some people are literally handed awesome opportunities, incredible lots in life, while others have to struggle or prove themselves - It's called LIFE!

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Difference is, Tyra didn't have famous parents...Enough said!

  • bemetoo

    I think we are saying the same thing just written differently, but if Paris wasn't adopted by mj she wouldn't be a model or be on TV shows or movie sets its because of her parent

  • 19awesomegrl97

    her head look 2 big 4 her body & her shoes look 2 big & that dress ain't cute on her

  • 19awesomegrl97

    lol bobble head lol lool 2 big 4 her body

  • 19awesomegrl97

    lol she really does

  • 19awesomegrl97


  • Michelle

    Of course she did. Mommy paid for it. This is the new normal for lazy kids with rich parents. Buy your ugly kid what they want instead of making them earn it.

  • KIm

    There are a lot of big head models and ugly models. If Gigi Hadid, Paris Hilton etc can take advantage of their parent's connections, why can't she?

  • KIm

    Ok Kate Moss, Cara Devilgne( or whatever her name), Gigi Hadid and others are either ugly or average looking. Since when had a woman have to be strikingly beautiful to be a supermodel?

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    That last one doesn't look like Rachel or Damon....

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    And she looks like her name.... take that however you see fit.

  • Clopretty

    TRUST ME WHEN I SAY.... I my darling have NOTHING to be jealous of so cut the bull.. im stating FACT! period.