A Nez Perce Tribal member, located in Idaho, is both a wildland firefighter and now Victoria’s Secret model. Celilo Miles was selected to participate in the company’s new Love Cloud line of apparel.
According to Vogue, Miles grew up on the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho and was ingrained into the culture and community. She grew up playing sports and was even spotted by a talent agent at the age of 12, who told her to lose more weight to be considered for a modeling job.
She joined the tribe’s wildland fire service in 2016 but moved to New York in 2017 to pursue more modeling jobs. It was the death of her brother in 2019 that brought her back to the reservation and where she committed to firefighting full time.
It was those connections she made in New York that got her a casting call for the new Victoria’s Secret campaign, which supports inclusion and individuality. Along with Miles, a paraplegic, pregnant woman, a woman with Down syndrome, and others are being featured. Miles told Vogue, “It speaks to my life and the trials that I’ve gone through trying to break into this industry. It was refreshing to know that I don’t have to change who I am to make it in this world.”
Miles will now be featured in-store pictures, ads, and social media posts.
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