Los Angeles: Clothing giant Armani has chosen Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis as the face of their junior campaign.
The 10-year-old actress impressed designer Giorgio Armani with her breakout performance in `Beasts of the Southern Wild` so much that he signed her up to front the adverts for his kidswear line, reportedly.
The campaign sees the child star, who became the youngest-ever Academy Award nominee in 2013, dressed to impress in a smart tux, with an adorable puppy perched on her shoulder.
"Quvenzhane is so talented despite her young age. She is a child who has the natural ability to play many different roles," Giorgio said.
"Her kindness, curiosity and openness toward others really struck me, as they are all traits that I admire. It is for this very reason that I wanted her to be the face of Armani Junior."
Quvenzhane will next appear opposite Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz in the new musical movie adaptation of `Annie` and says landing her first modelling gig was as exciting as her acting triumphs.
The fashion house has long been a fan of the rising star since Quvenzhane donned a custom-made Armani blue gown for last year`s Oscars.