Ali Lohan, 19, little sister of Lindsay, 26, has scored a major modeling gig with Wilhelmina agency in NYC
Ali, who goes by the professional name, Aliana, as per her modeling agency's suggestion, opened up to the Daily Beast in a new interview, sharing she chose the profession because it feels "really natural" and that she is proud to be a Lohan.
"Modeling feels really natural ... I love how I can show my personality through a photograph and connect with other people,” she says.
“I hope that my dedication to work outshines any name that is attached to me. I’m proud to be a Lohan and I will always will be.”
Ali, who goes by the model name, Aliana, has been praised for being 'a real chameleon'
Aliana has been busy working on building her modeling portfolio, which has included a lot of overseas work—most recently in South Korea, where she worked on various campaigns including ELLE magazine editorials—but now she is back in Long Island with mom Dina, and raring to go!
“I was amazed with the versatility of her look,” Wilhelmina’s head women’s agent, Roman Young says. “She is a real chameleon … in every look she comes out looking like a different person and that is gold in our business.”
Lindsay and Ali's parents, Dina and Michael Lohan have been at war since their divorce in 2007
Ali says the chance to constantly change her look is what attracted her to fashion modeling in the first place.
“I love the diversity, I just love how everything is always changing and growing,” she says. “You are constantly learning new things.”
Learning from Lindsay? Ali has vowed to stay focused on her career and remain professional at all times
“I would love to branch out and start a clothing label down the line. Definitely yes,” Ali says.
Aliana has been under scrutiny for her super skinny frame, with various reports she is suffering from an eating disorder—something both she and Lindsay have vehemently denied, and Young also jumps to his client's defense, claiming she “has typical measurements for a model,” measuring in at 5 feet 9 inches with 32-24.5-35 body measurements.
"She's the perfect sample size for a model…she’s all the things you’d want from a true face,” Young says.
Family ties, Lindsay and Ali also have two brothers, Michael Jr., 25 and Cody, 16 (pictured)
Perhaps learning a lesson from her troubled big sister's past mistakes, Aliana vows she intends to stay focused on her career and remain professional at all times.
“I just want to be known for being dedicated and being true to myself,” she says. “I think working really hard and being on time will pay off in the end.”
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