Daily Duo: Lashonda



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

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  • Jesse Sulam

    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!!!!

  • tyler

    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.

  • Amy

    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 !

  • BTR

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

  • Wow. Very thin and long legs. Great!

  • Dain

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

  • evr


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

  • Kennedy

    Took my breath away. Future F/W sensation

  • Julien

    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

  • Steve D

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

  • Jorik

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


  • alex

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

  • Coco

    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

  • Gstarmike

    Great Profile Good look :)

  • Manex Jacobs

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

  • Neide Lafuente

    Does she have tatoo on her eyebrow?

  • Nigel S.

    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.

  • Awesome !!

  • Jasmine

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

  • Dominique

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

  • Rubiii

    Interesting …

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

  • Lenise Merritt

    She looks so Goooooooood :) , Amazing .

  • leah bell

    -YASSS GIRL :)

  • Brian

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

  • Prince Ade

    El fantastico!ride on sky is your beginning