Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix | November 20th, 2017

The Graduates

Sora Choi

Sora Choi

Seoul star Sora Choi has had a steady ascent since her debut in 2012. The model muse started in the industry by chance when she went to an agency to support a friend and ended up getting signed instead. In love with the runway (“I always get goosebumps!”), the impish walker has had a stellar year of appearances in top shows from Alexander Wang, J.W. Anderson, Prada and Versace along with being a mainstay in back to back ad campaigns for Louis Vuitton. With all that mysterious allure peaking out under her dark fringe and spirited love of movement, photographers like Patrick Demarchelier, Roe Ethridge, Karim Sadli, and Ethan James Green have easily fallen under her spell with memorable shoots in result. Her one desire? Booking a select spot on the Valentino runway in an effort to push diversity. “I did pre-fall but I want the main show. Valentino (casts) so many white girls and Asians are just one girl or two. So I want it.”

The Graduates, since its conception in 2013, has become an editorial mainstay of’s evaluation of the best models in the biz. More specifically, when a Hot Lister moves up in rank to Top 50 it’s deserving of recognition, each a worthy addition to this ongoing series. These models have’s undivided attention, but our metrics is ultimately their undeniable industry good standing.

Photography by Yvan Fabing for

Yvan Fabing is represented by Society MGMT New York

Stylist Michelle Cameron
Hair Stylist Brent Lawler
Makeup Artist Anastasia Durasova
Manicurist Naoko Saita
Model Sora Choi

Text by Irene Ojo-Felix

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6 Comments to “The Graduates: Sora Choi”

  1. Rachidatou says:

    Can i be part of this ? I️ looking towards of being a model

  2. Fendo says:

    Congrats to her and agreed on her comment over the lack of diversity at Valentino. Most of the times all you see is 1-2 Asian girls out of ten thousand looks. Oh and Saint Laurent is also guilty of continuing to cast Chiharu as the only token Asian girl in the past several seasons. It’s almost 2018, why do we still have to talk about this?

  3. Aicha says:

    Hello IAM Aicha I live Senegal and would like to be top model and have opportunities to work with you . Hope to get your feedback .

  4. Bertrand says:

    She has made it big after winning cycle 3 of KOREA´S NEXT TOP MODEL 🙂

  5. khan says:

    She got thr ”David Yurman Bel Aire” Campaign. MDC should check her list again.