Ireland Baldwin Looks Up to Mom Kim Basinger for Modeling Career

Actress Ireland Baldwin attends "The Company You Keep" New York Premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on April 1, 2013 in New York City.  Larry Busacca/Getty Images

After signing with a modeling agency last month, Ireland Baldwin is staying focused on her career. The 17-year-old of Alec Baldwin and Kim Bassinger practiced posing on the red carpet of the New York movie premiere of The Company You Keep on Monday, April 1 and chatted with reporters about who inspires her.

The blonde beauty showed off her pretty pout to cameras at The Museum of Modern Art during the Avion tequila sponsored-night and styled a navy blazer, skinny jeans, scarf and heels. Ireland has officially signed with IMG Models and Two Managements and tweeted on March 5, "I'm blessed, happy, and ready to work."

Which famous models will she use as guidance for her career?

"I have a few, one off the top of my head Miranda Kerr," she told reporters Monday. "I look up to Kate Moss . . . and my mom of course." Ireland's mother Basinger, 59, signed with Ford modeling agency at age 16 before becoming a Hollywood star. (She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1997 for L.A. Confidential.) 

The 6'2" aspiring model also said she follows a strict workout schedule to keep her in shape. "I work out twice a day," she said. "I do more of my yoga and my dance in the morning and I do my cardio at night." 

In addition to looking forward to her modeling career, Ireland also says she can't wait for her dad Alec to have another baby with new wife Hilaria Baldwin. "I am so excited," she gushed, "finally I’ll have a sibling."

Hilaria, 28, who married Alec, 54, in June 2012, revealed on Extra last month the gender of their baby-to-be. "Alec and I are overjoyed that we are going to be welcoming a little girl into our lives," said shared.

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