Close to her heart. Natalia Bryant revealed the touching meaning behind the two necklaces she wears every day — and their connection to her late father, Kobe Bryant.
“This is a necklace that says ‘Slim.’ It was my nickname growing up,” the model, 19, explained in a video for Vogue‘s Beauty Secrets series that was published on Thursday, December 1, while showing the sparkly nameplate necklace to the camera. “I was just so eensy-teensy. All my jerseys said ‘Slim’ — I didn’t grow into the jerseys until I was older, so my dad always called me ‘Slim.’”
Natalia also showcased a second necklace that features a gold medallion honoring the Bryant family’s Mamba and Mambacita Foundation. The organization works to provide funding for underserved athletes in honor of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. “I actually wear this medallion with me all the