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Lana Del Rey scores modeling contract with Next

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A few months back, some clever scamps Photoshopped "It" indie-pop singer Lana Del Rey into a Prada ad, causing an online fashion firestorm. The ad, of course, was fake, but folks were left wondering when the pouty-lipped chanteuse would actually score herself a legit modeling contract.

Stat, clearly.

According to Elle UK, the self-described "gangsta Nancy Sinatra" has been signed by Next Models, the agency of choice for fellow musicians Ellie Goulding, Alice Dellal and Jessie J.

Despite keeping a relatively low profile, Del Rey - nee Elizabeth Grant in New York City - has already been fawned over by the fashion world: She's been dressed by Prabal Gurung, and designers such as Christopher Kane have used her dreamy "Video Games" track in their spring '12 shows. Not to mention the scores of style bloggers and editors professing their love for her.

Basically, things are looking good for the 25-year-old muse-in-training: She's set to release her trippy-retro debut LP "Born to Die" later this month - and, who knows, maybe Miuccia will come calling for real.

Follow Style/Buzz/Special Sections Editor Perrie Samotin on Twitter: @PerrieWS

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