In a sea of status quo, Lineisy Montero stood out from the crowd when she exclusively debuted on the Prada F/W ’15 runway. From the Dominican Republic and discovered in an amusement park when she was 14, the baby ‘fro wonder always loved the industry but in a whole other capacity. “I always loved fashion but my true dream was to be a great fashion designer. I never thought of being a model – but absolutely love it!” And what a model she’s become – covers of i-D, Dazed, and Teen Vogue; landing billboards for Chanel, Givenchy, and Prada twice; behemoth runway show seasons. In a very short time she’s become the fabled fashion muse of the Greek and Roman mythology she loves to read, widely celebrated and revered.
The next frontier for these former Hot List members has arrived! Now part of the Top 50, these girls of the moment have hustled their way through countless hours on the runway and in front of the camera for their spot but this year their recognition is with a twist – the guys are in on the action. Sebastian Kim captures candid portraits of these model muses for this special story shot exclusively for Models.com. Styled by Vanessa Chow in New York black we take a brief look into the humble beginnings and meteoric rise of this year’s graduating line-up of Bella Hadid, Greta Varlese, Jing Wen, Lineisy Montero, Marjan Jonkman, Tami Williams and Jordan Barrett.
Photography by Sebastian Kim for Models.com
Sebastian Kim is represented by Management + Artists + Organization
Model Lineisy Montero
Editor Stephan Moskovic
Stylist Vanessa Chow (Tim Howard Management)
Hair Stylist Diego Da Silva (Tim Howard Management)
Makeup Artist Yumi Mori (The Wall Group)
Manicurist Michina Koide
Producer Jazmin Alvarez
Text by Irene Ojo-Felix