Columbia girl chosen as National Model-with local ties

June 14, 2022

Bria Malone, a nine-year-old from Columbia, MO, was sought out by national designer, Rachel Allan to model for her Fall 2022 Perfect Angel Line. Bria initially went to Houston, Texas, home of the Rachel Allan headquarters, where she had a full day of hair and makeup before both photo and video shoots.

In addition, Bria was chosen to model for Rachel Allan in live runway shows at Atlanta’s Apparel Mart. In April, she participated in nine runway shows followed by networking and interaction with buyers after each show. Kylie Tedder director of Marketing for Rachel Allan, said, “We were so happy to have Bria model for Rachel Allan. She loved showing off our clothing as much as we loved seeing her in them!”

You can view her photoshoot on or follow her on Instagram at @brialmalonem. Bria is the daughter of Jonathan and Brooke McCarty of Columbia, MO. The granddaughter of Kerry and Susan McCarty of Clarence, MO, Jana Sydenstricker of Cape Girardeau, MO and Roger Sydenstricker of Dallas Texas and the Great Granddaughter Phllyis Belt of Macon, MO.