Alberta, Canada native, Grace Mahary was discovered while shopping with her mother at a local mall. After being approached by modeling scouts several times, the student-athlete (she’s a former high school basketball champion) finally relented, and took a break from her studies to stalk the catwalk. Mahary, a veritable runway superstar-in-the-making, received her big break courtesy of Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci who cast her, exclusively, in the Parisian house’s Fall 2012 collection.... MORE
Perhaps most notably, Mahary walked in the televised Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show alongside musician Ariana Grande, and starred in a popular campaign series for Diesel. Select haute couture runway appearances, meanwhile, include the collections of Chanel, Christian Dior, and Valentino, in addition to the prêt-à-porter collections of Chanel, Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Bottega Veneta, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang, and Public School, among others.
Known for her electric energy on set, Mahary has become a favorite of the editors at American Vogue, and has appeared in numerous digital advertisements and print features for the publication, including a special Charles James-themed story for its annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala. Additional editorial features starring Mahary include sittings for Craig McDean for W, Sebastian Kim for Numéro, Daniel Jackson for i-D, and Maurizio Barvutti for CR Fashion Book, in addition Leda & St. Jacques for the cover of Elle Canada, as well as the US edition of Glamour.
Off-duty, Mahary practices yoga, and occasionally finds time to shoot hoops. She’s also an avid outdoorswoman; the first mountain she climbed was one of the tallest in Cape Town, South Africa—a fitting first, considering her favorite animal is the long and lean giraffe. Marhary is also an active participant of APEX, a philanthropic organization benefitting underrepresented Asian youth in New York City, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA). She is also involved with the Toronto Lords Basketball Academy, the amalgamation of basketball camps where she spent her youth.