Natalia Bryant recently opened up about the earth-shattering loss of her father, Kobe Bryant, and younger sister Gianna in her first major magazine profile.
In addition to posing for the September cover of Teen Vogue, the 18-year-old discussed her family, Southern California upbringing and aspirations after signing a modeling contract with talent agency IMG earlier this year.
“I love talking about my dad,” Natalia Bryant said in an interview published Thursday. “It’s bittersweet, but I enjoy talking about him more than it’s sad for me.”
About a month before 41-year-old Kobe and 13-year-old Gianna died in a Calabasas, Calif., helicopter crash, Natalia went to a midnight screening of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” with her father.
While reminiscing about the moment for Teen Vogue, the USC freshman recalled asking her dad on the ride home if they could begin a marathon of all the “Star Wars” movies that night.
“He was just like the best girl dad ever,” she said. “He was just letting me play my playlist and jam out to Taylor Swift the whole ride back, and talk about ‘Star Wars’ too.