Diplo is a model now.


Let that sink in.


Ready? Okay.

Diplo has signed with model agency Next Management after developing his unique aesthetic as a world-traveling DJ and, often, trend setter.

“We, at Next Management, have a huge appreciation for those who use their gifts to affect culture in a positive way,” Next founder Faith Kates told WWD of the company’s latest signing. “As fashion is representative of the collision of all pop cultures, we are…confident that Diplo’s insight into culture and prowess in music will resonate with brands.”

As an Instagram personality (something generally weighted when looking at models), Diplo boasts over 3.6 million followers.

Next Model Management, which also manages Kate Upton and Anna Cleveland, told Women’s Wear Daily that the signing was “inevitable” now that the creative worlds of art, fashion, and music are coming closer together.

“[…] I want to explore a new world of creativity and am thrilled to sign with Next Management who understand what I represent and where I want to be,” Diplo said in a statement, adding, “Plus, I’ve just always wanted to be a supermodel.”

Diplo, supermodel.

Doing glam on the river while I enjoy a beer

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