As casting becomes about finding talent beyond just pretty faces, fashion is looking increasingly towards Los Angeles, the mecca for multi-hyphenate beauties ready for their close-ups. And the hits keep on coming: we’ve done part one — now meet more intriguing new faces catching vibes in LA. Photography by Benjo Arwas for MODELS.com

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Allison Hampton

Allison Hampton

Agency: Two Management (Los Angeles). Instagram: @Possibally. Where are you from? Atlanta, GA. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? My admiration for the arts. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Dude or totally. What do you think Los Angeles does best? The art museums are great. What is your side hustle? Drawing, painting, sculpting, anything within the realm of the arts. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Sketching, reading or looking at dog instagrams.

Jordan Rodriguez

Jordan Rodriguez

Agency: DT Model Management (Los Angeles). Instagram: @BigJordy. Where are you from? Columbus, Ohio. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I came out here to act and I’m vegan. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Hella, Duuuuude, The Wild West. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Put people on a pedestal, food, make movies, FOOD. What is your side hustle? Music/Acting. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Stumbling out of a happy hour… just kidding. I’m grabbing a bite or plotting on the night.

Sheena Liam

Sheena Liam

Agency: Hollywood Model Management LA (Los Angeles). Instagram: @Sheenaliam / @times.new.romance. Where are you from? Malaysia. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? How far I’m willing to travel to hustle. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? “Excuse me, would you like to be a model?” What do you think Los Angeles does best? Food trucks, probably. What is your side hustle? I’m an embroidery artist in my free time. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Rosé, rum and good conversation.

Krista Santiago

Krista Santiago

Agency: The Industry Model Management LA (Los Angeles). Instagram: @Kristasantiago. Where are you from? Maple Shade, NJ. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I love the lifestyle; working out, hiking, eating healthy (most of the time). Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Hella. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Welcoming all different styles and cultures. What is your side hustle? Painting. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Usually after work, I wash off all my makeup and light up a joint with my girlfriends. It’s LA.

Ash Hudson

Ash Hudson

Agency: Wilhelmina Los Angeles. Instagram: @Ashxrare. Where are you from? I’m from Compton CA, “The Hood”. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I skateboard and my crazy hair. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? What’s the deal. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Fashion and food, there’s a lot of food trucks that are fire. What is your side hustle? I made my own clothing line not too long ago, it’s called the “CAVICLUB”. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Playing zombies at the homie’s house with some homemade BBQ.

Emma Silverton

Emma Silverton

Agency: Elite LA (Beverly Hills). Instagram: @emmathenoodle. Where are you from? South Africa, raised in England. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? On a first name basis with Starbucks employees. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Like, that’s so sick dude. What do you think Los Angeles does best? LA does traffic the best, hands down. What is your side hustle? Photography, just got a new camera and I’m obsessed. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Exploring around the city on foot with friends and my camera.

Christian Vieane

Christian Vieane

Agency: Wilhelmina Los Angeles. Instagram: @Vieane_Christian. Where are you from? Gilbert, Arizona. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I like to dress to impress and I love the ocean. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Cruise to the party. What do you think Los Angeles does best? I think LA handles fame with a different kind of style than other markets. What is your side hustle? I like to play baseball, I have a few schools looking at me to play for them. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? I work out, other than that not too busy.

Destiny Anderson

Destiny Anderson

Agency: Ford Models LA (Los Angeles). Instagram: @baaabygiraffe. Where are you from? Buffalo, NY. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I feel like I’m 100 % NY to be honest, it’s in my aura. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Brooooo. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Make people want to eat healthier for sure. What is your side hustle? I’m a videographer! I focus mostly on short films and music videos. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? It’s chill for the most part because I live in Pasadena and nothing really happens there.

Meredith Mickelson

Meredith Mickelson

Agency: The Lions (Los Angeles). Instagram: @meredithmickelson. Where are you from? Atlanta, GA. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? The amount of selfies I take. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? “Ya, no”. What do you think Los Angeles does best? LA Inspires. What is your side hustle? Writing and boxing. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Friends and food LOL.

Leeza Day

Leeza Day

Agency: Wilhelmina Los Angeles. Instagram: @Leeza.day. Where are you from? South LA, Adams-Normandie. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? Growing up here, I’m an easygoing person and love conversation. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? I feel that. What do you think Los Angeles does best? LA brings a wide range of beautiful people and art together. What is your side hustle? I’m an artist, working on a few paintings for a project in the making. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Working on my paintings or making art at the studio.

Grace Kull

Grace Kull

Agency: Nous Model Management (Los Angeles). Instagram: @Grace.lynn. Where are you from? Pasadena, CA. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I have been told I sound like a valley girl. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Dude. What do you think Los Angeles does best? I enjoy the winter weather in California. What is your side hustle? I do ballet and have been dancing for 13 years. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? During the week I usually dance, but on the weekends I’m either chilling with friends or watching Netflix.

Isabella

Isabella

Agency: Willow Model Management. Instagram: @blossomists_. Where are you from? Mission Viejo. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I love shopping at thrift shops and looking for good deals. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Dude, same and aesthetic. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Giving everyone an opportunity to achieve their goals. What is your side hustle? Musical Theatre. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Netflix, chilling with friends.

Dashen Basha

Dashen Basha

Agency: Wilhelmina Los Angeles. Instagram: @dashenscreek. Where are you from? North Hollywood, CA. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? My eating habits. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Dude. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Weed and weather. What is your side hustle? Eating. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? A blunt and a book.

Kristin Kagay

Kristin Kagay

Agency: Elite LA (Beverly Hills). Instagram: @_Kagay. Where are you from? Jacksonville, FL. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? That I’m not actually from LA. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Uhmm. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Traffic. What is your side hustle? School, juggling work and studies. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Hanging out with friends.

Polo Chevalier

Polo Chevalier

Agency: Wilhelmina Los Angeles (). Instagram: @polo_chevalier. Where are you from? Born in LA, grew up in a mix of Paris and Mexico but LA is home. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I skate and surf. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Giggles. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Challenges you, test your morals. It’s hard to stay real in the fakest city in the world. What is your side hustle? Wardrobe stylist is what I started doing beforehand. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Pick up basketball all day #ballislyfe.

Aarianna Johnson aka AJ

Aarianna Johnson aka AJ

Agency: DT Model Management (Los Angeles). Instagram: @beingspontaneous. Where are you from? Santa Ana, CA. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? My hairstyle. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? WWJD. What do you think Los Angeles does best? The best clothing. What is your side hustle? Retail, dancing and part time Uber. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? It depends which day of the week!

Kayla Ehle

Kayla Ehle

Agency: Wilhelmina Los Angeles. Instagram: @Kaylaehle. Where are you from? Orange County, CA. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? My personality, I love being around people. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Chill. What do you think Los Angeles does best? The food and the weather for sure. What is your side hustle? I’m still in high school, so that preoccupies me in a different way. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Anything a typical high school girl would do.

Paige Watkins

Paige Watkins

Agency: LIPPS LA. Instagram: @paige_watkins. Where are you from? Windermere, FL. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? Big blonde beach hair. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Heavy. What do you think Los Angeles does best? The food, no matter where you are or what you’re craving you can get it in 5 mins flat. TACOS PLEASE. What is your side hustle? Perfecting my culinary skills. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Channeling my inner fight club… I’m obsessed with boxing, it’s my favorite workout.

Drake Jazz

Drake Jazz

Agency: DT Model Management (Los Angeles). Instagram: @drakejazzbrown. Where are you from? Redondo Beach. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? My naturally blonde tips from salt water and the sun. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? SUS. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Culture, music, street wear and shows. LA is unmatched. What is your side hustle? Music and fashion. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Hanging out with friends, going out to eat, getting ready for a long night.

Olivia Forte

Olivia Forte

Agency: The Lions (Los Angeles). Instagram: @kidforte. Where are you from? Lake Angelus, Michigan. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? My hometown's police department was called the LAPD. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? That’s tight or let’s bounce. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Finding innovative ways to capitalize. What is your side hustle? Making films of my friends. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Eating a quesadilla.

Anna Sophia Moltke

Anna Sophia Moltke

Agency: Wilhelmina Los Angeles. Instagram: @annasophiamoltke. Where are you from? Calabasas, CA. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? Dependence on my car and sushi. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Dank. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Multicultural cuisine and beautiful scenery. What is your side hustle? Playing the cello, getting a degree. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Sitting in traffic on the 101 heading to my best friend’s house.

Akira Ament

Akira Ament

Agency: Factor/Chosen (Los Angeles). Instagram: @akiraament. Where are you from? Seattle, WA. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I’m pretty laid back and I’m not high maintenance. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Rad. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Good music venues and good surfing. What is your side hustle? Music, I’m in a rock band in Seattle and play here in town frequently. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Playing guitar or writing music.

Evan Miller

Evan Miller

Agency: Wilhelmina Los Angeles. Instagram: @imemillz. Where are you from? Indiana. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? Wearing all black, [being] barefoot and shirtless most of the time. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Right on. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Love getting to the beach and surfing/skating around Venice. What is your side hustle? No side hustle for me yet. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Posted on the beach.

Bella Harris

Bella Harris

Agency: The Industry Model Management LA (Los Angeles). Instagram: @bellabharris. Where are you from? Minnesota. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I’m in Malibu everyday at the beach. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Good vibes only. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Health food/super foods. What is your side hustle? Finishing high school and conquering instagram. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Homework, castings, and a protein shake.

Nadia Llorens

Nadia Llorens

Agency: Wilhelmina Los Angeles. Instagram: @rivyye. Where are you from? North Hollywood. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I get super excited when it rains. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Bunk. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Great gelato. What is your side hustle? Chef. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Tea and watching Freaks and Geeks.

Danielle Ifrah

Danielle Ifrah

Agency: Elite LA (Beverly Hills). Instagram: @Danielle_Ifrah. Where are you from? Israel. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I’m a very chill person. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Dude. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Healthy lifestyle. What is your side hustle? Acting and some army skills. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Watching the sunset by the beach.

Ireland David

Ireland David

Agency: Wilhelmina Los Angeles. Instagram: @Ireland_official_. Where are you from? East Vale, CA. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I love going to the beach. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? Rad. What do you think Los Angeles does best? The Fashion District. What is your side hustle? Going to school. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? I like to go to dance class or Disneyland.

Ruby King

Ruby King

Agency: Nous Model Management (Los Angeles). Instagram: @_rubyking. Where are you from? Ludington, Michigan. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I live for the sunshine. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? That’s a vibe. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Sunrises and sunsets. What is your side hustle? None! Full time model at the moment. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Glass of wine, going to the beach to watch the waves.

Malik Lambert

Malik Lambert

Agency: Wilhelmina Los Angeles. Instagram: @maliklambert. Where are you from? San Jose, CA. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? The fact I feel the need to always get dressed up even if it’s just to grab some almond milk from the store. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? “I feel you” or “it's lit”. What do you think Los Angeles does best? I feel like LA has the best people, I’m always out trying to meet new people. What is your side hustle? My mother manages a background talent agency that I help her out with. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? If I’m not going out with my friends, I’m most likely at the gym playing basketball.

Lani Lafferty

Lani Lafferty

Agency: Hollywood Model Management LA (Los Angeles). Instagram: @laniilafferty. Where are you from? Honolulu, HI. What’s the most typically LA thing about you? I love Erewhon, acai bowls and green juice. Your favorite LA/California word or phrase? “I feel you” or “like”. What do you think Los Angeles does best? Weather and delicious healthy food. What is your side hustle? I just graduated from USC with a degree in Health and Human Science. What does your Happy Hour (4:30-7:30pm) look like? Workout, food and either Netflix or Mario Tennis with my boyfriend.

  • Harvard Graduate

    You guys left out investment bankers. Aren’t bankers cool anymore?

  • Zeeshan khan

    Amazing 😍

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