Lizzy Yusuff, 175 cm / 5’9″, American Guyanese, born July 24th.
What is one thing people may be surprised to find out about you?
“I was part of the Law Enforcement Explorers Program and I aspired to be a cop. I even attended events at Police Headquarters and met New York City’s previous police commissioner!”
What’s the most interesting thing about your family? Do you have siblings?
“My family is mixed with East Asian, South Asian, Melanesian and Polynesian descent. I think that makes us very unique and diverse. I have two other siblings, they are my best friends! Since I am the youngest they feel like a second set of parents to me as they give me advice on everything. It’s satisfying to know that your siblings have gone through experiences in life that will help you overcome your own obstacles.”
What is an issue or cause you are passionate about?
“I am an Humanities and Justice major so I am passionate about social justice causes regarding an equal distribution of economic mobility. Because of this I think it is important, and would one day like to create programs for youth in underprivileged schools that focus on the value of money, economics, investments, stocks, bonds etc. Schools are important institutions where kids learn valuable skills, therefore I think teaching how one can utilize money will be an important component of their mobility.”
Yorgary Martínez, 189 cm / 6’2.5″, Dominican, born October 3rd.
How and when did you become a model?
“Last summer I participated in the Elite Model Look contest where I was one of the 15 finalists and a casting director who was there scouted me and asked me for my info and took photos and sent to my current agency.”
What was your most embarrassing moment?
“Strangely as it sounds it was with my mom. My mom left for Spain when I was two and I was taken care of by my aunt. My mom came back to see me when I was 4 and because I had only had a telephone kind of relationship with her up to that moment I was so scared when I met her that I hid under the table.”
What’s the most difficult thing you have ever done?
“Hands down it was leaving my hometown in the Dominican Republic. Having to leave behind all my cousins, family and friends and come to a completely different country with a completely different culture.”
5th Avenue Models (Barcelona – mother agency)