The pretty student who caught Justin Bieber‘s eye has been signed up by a top Spanish modelling agency.
The Canadian pop star made Cindy Kimberly, 17, famous after posting a picture of her on his Instagram account in December and asking: ‘OMG who is this!’
She was subsequently unmasked as a Dutch-born student now living in the Costa Blanca resort of Denia who made pocket money by babysitting for £2.90 an hour.
Online success: Cindy Kimberly has been signed by a modelling agency after being ‘discovered’ on Instagram by none other than Justin Bieber
Fame: Bieber put Cindy Kimberly on the map after posting this picture to his 47.5million Instagram followers, saying: ‘OMG who is this!’
Today it emerged she has been snapped up by Uno Models, which has offices in Barcelona and Madrid.
The prestigious agency posted a picture of the stunning teenager on its website along the message: ‘Cindy Kimberly, now with Uno.’
The news was made public hours after she appeared at a fashion show in Madrid as the face of a cosmetics firm.
She is expected to make her catwalk debut later this month at the prestigious Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid, the country’s premier fashion show.
Cindy, who is still at school, admitted last month she felt like she was ‘living a fairytale’ when she discovered Justin was a fan.
The 17-year-old student has been signed by Uno Models, which has offices in Barcelona and Madrid
Miss Kimberly is born in the Netherlands, but lives in Spain, and has indicated to her fans that she is half-Spanish and that she has some Indonesian heritage
Talent: Miss Kimberly was snapped appearing at a fashion show in Madrid as the face of a cosmetics firm shortly before the announcement was made
Big fan: Bieber, pictured on Monday, asked his fans for help in identifying Miss Kimberly
The teenager is expected to make her catwalk debut later this month at the prestigious Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid, the country’s premier fashion show
She told a Spanish celeb website: ‘When I saw Justin was asking about me I got very emotional because I’ve been a fan of his for more than six years.
‘It seems like a fairytale.
‘A friend of mine often used to joke that one day I’d be one of the girls he talked about and I didn’t believe her.
‘My life’s changed positively since Justin appeared in my life.
‘At the beginning I felt completely overwhelmed and didn’t know how to deal with it but now I’m getting used to it.’
Nearly 820,000 people now follow the teenager on Instagram thanks to Justin’s interest.
Her last post shows her lying on a hotel bed, drawing the admiration of fans who describe her as ‘stunning.’
Dream: Cindy Kimberly, who rose to fame after Justin Bieber shared her photo with more than 50million followers, says her life has been a ‘fairytale’ since
Model: Cindy, who is still at school, is now preparing to make her catwalk debut at a prestigious fashion show in Madrid next month
Flattered: Aspiring model and artist Cindy was ‘delighted’ to have been compared with the likes of Irina Shayk and Angelina Jolie
Brains and beauty: Cindy (pictured) wants to study Fine Arts at university after finishing secondary school
Serious: Cindy (pictured) joked this week she was sad that Bieber isn’t following her on Twitter
A spokesman for her new modelling agency, which has the likes of Buenos Aires-born model Martina Klein on its books, said: ‘Cindy’s not giving interviews at the moment because she’s under 18.’
The pretty student admitted on Twitter to being only half-Spanish, going some way to confirming suggestions by fans who follow her on Instagram that one of her parents is Indonesian.
It was revealed last month Cindy was offering babysitting services for just four to €6 (£2.90 to £4.35 an hour) – a far cry from the millions Justin makes every year.
She described herself in a CV resume, posted before she turned 17 along the same photo which attracted Justin’s attention: ‘My name is Cindy Kimberly and I am 16.
Loved: Cindy (pictured), who was born in Holland, now has more than 680,000 Instagram followers and that number grows each day
Future: Despite the overwhelming attention Cindy’s (pictured) been getting, she insists her life is normal and she still wants to study Fine Arts in the future
Big fan: ‘When I saw Justin was asking about me I got very emotional because I’ve been a fan of his for more than six years,’ said Cindy (pictured), who is still in school
‘I can do the shopping and help with homework. If you are looking for a baby sitter and you would like to know more about me, contact me. I love children and I can help them with English as I have a good command of English.’
Her name also appears on the Internet alongside an alcohol misdemeanor.
Town hall chiefs in Villajoyosa, a 40 minute drive of Denia, published her name on a December 2013 official bulletin, warning her she had 15 days to appeal against an administrative proceeding for breaching a by-law banning drinking in the street.
The public notice was published on the internet after the council was unable to inform Cindy Kimberly at her home address.
She insisted last night she had only babysat once for family friends.
She told Vanitatis: ‘My life is very normal. I’m a student and I would like to study Fine Arts in the future.’