October 19th, 2012 •  Posted by Rosie | 27 Comments  |  Post a Comment
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Phil McGowan (former manager at IMG NY who discovered Sessilee Lopez and Jasmine Tookes, and helped develop the careers of Frida Gustavsson and Ajak Deng, among others) scouted Lashonda as she was working at a Coney Island cotton candy concession over the summer. With her amazing cheekbones and super long legs, it’s hard to believe that she had never modelled before, but this girl is definitely a natural. Chic, elegant yet still unpolished, Lashonda has plenty of potential – and with the right development this girl could flourish. The only task now is to decide on which agency to sign with, as Lashonda is ready to go all the way.


Full Name:
Lashonda Bell

179 cm / 5’10.5″


Date of Birth:
October 30


Phil McGowan


  1. Jesse Sulam says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 3:09 am

    This girl is a stunnAAAAAAah. Dear lord, she would be amazing in editorial. An Egyptian-themed spread with her as Nefertiti…I can see it now. If you are out there reading this Lashonda, you fricking go girl!!!!

  2. tyler says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Oh my god ! This girl hands down i can see all over the runway in New York, Paris and Milan WOW what an amazing discovery.

  3. Amy says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    WOW OH FREAKING WOW ! Shes a mix of Jourdon Dunn and a young Grace Jones in some odd way this girl is AMAZING what a find !

  4. BTR says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Stunning is an understatement. Hopefully she can get signed to a major NY agency for her upcoming birthday!!

  5. Eleazar says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Wow. Very thin and long legs. Great!

  6. Dain says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    She doesn’t look like Ajak but I can imagine her being marketed in that way.

  7. evr says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 3:05 pm


  8. Candace Eason says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Fuck, discover me while I am online eating 100 grand candy, like Bambi.

  9. Kennedy says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Took my breath away. Future F/W sensation

  10. Julien says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I think she need to wash her eyebrows from all this make up and remove her nose piercing. She would look so much better and natural

  11. Steve D says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Wow! What a beauty! Concession stand? now thats a discovery!

  12. Jorik says:

    October 20th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Oh My God!
    Her profile picture is stunning, she looks like an alien but in a good way.


  13. alex says:

    October 20th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Shes breathtaking, she is most likely gonna be all over the runways. Perfection

  14. Coco says:

    October 21st, 2012 at 9:09 am

    These are the kind of models that get my model eye twitching. The dark even toned skinned with the amazing bone structure and they have that earthy feel are amazing but I could still see her doing a punky vivienne westwood or even Christoper Kane show welll

  15. Gstarmike says:

    October 21st, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Great Profile Good look :)

  16. Manex Jacobs says:

    October 22nd, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Right place, right time. RIGHT ONE! :) She looks FABULOUS!

  17. Neide Lafuente says:

    October 22nd, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Does she have tatoo on her eyebrow?

  18. Nigel S. says:

    October 22nd, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    She is going to be a success.

    What a beauty. Perfect timing indeed, with such a high-prospect model as Lashonda acquiring contract while Joan Smalls blazes the world stage, the phenomenal new spread of Ajak in Obsession bridging a cultural/ethnic injustice in creative direction, the most diverse issue of Harpers Bazaar (current issue) that I’ve seen in ever! – it seems as the black female models, Asians and latins may finally achieve acceptance as non-seasonal industry mainstay, very worthy and capable of the same work so readily available for caucasian models.

    Still quite a ways to go but an added presence as Lashonda will surely contribute to the current momentum.

  19. Robert says:

    October 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Awesome !!

  20. Jasmine says:

    October 24th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    No, she does not have a tattoo on her eyebrow!

  21. Dominique says:

    October 28th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Yes yes yes!!!!!! Finally!! My beautiful cousin looks amazing!!

  22. Rubiii says:

    November 4th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Interesting …

  23. Lan P says:

    November 18th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    She needs to get rid of those brows. Beautiful girls dont need no brows

  24. Lenise Merritt says:

    November 18th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    She looks so Goooooooood :) , Amazing .

  25. leah bell says:

    November 21st, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    -YASSS GIRL :)

  26. Brian says:

    February 18th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Incredible look, can’t wait to see more of her!

  27. Prince Ade says:

    August 15th, 2014 at 12:44 am

    El fantastico!ride on sky is your beginning

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