Dressed for success
GOLD Coast teenager McKenzie Comer is on the verge of becoming an international superstar.
The 14-year-old singer was discovered online and signed to American management company Stokes Tunes in January and has just received sponsorship from fashion brand Forever New.
The brand will clothe the singer on her June tour of the United States, where she will perform at EMI studios in LA and to thousands of children at Camplified, teenage music camps in Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta and New York.
The self-described “ordinary” girl was inspired to place videos online by her school mate Cody Simpson, who was also discovered online and has since relocated to the US to pursue his career.
“I entered a competition to cover a Jasmine Villegas song online and I was contacted by Stokes Nielson,” she said.
Ahead of her first trip earlier this year, McKenzie's mother wrote a letter to Forever New asking if it would like to provide a few outfits for the trip.
The brand's founder and managing director Amanda Goenka saw an opportunity to go one better.
“I am extremely passionate about supporting young Australian talent and when McKenzie approached us it really struck a chord with me,” Ms Goenka said.
The sponsorship will provide the singer with 12 months worth of clothing and accessories and play her music in 115 stores in seven countries.