Doug was shot exclusively for by Danny Lim, styled by Julien Alleyne, hair and makeup by William Murphy @ Atelier Management. Interview by Jonathan Shia. Digitals courtesy of Delwin Kamara at MSA Models.


Doug Payne

Major Models Milan (Milan)
PRM Agency (London)
Uno Models (Barcelona)




Place of Origin:
Hockessin, Delaware

Ethnic Origin:
I am American, but have Irish, British, and German roots.


How discovered:
I was discovered on the scout/submission section by my agent, Jordan Morris.

Favorite things:
Micellar water, matcha ice cream.

What are you listening to at the moment?
“Trash” by the New York Dolls, “In My Feelings” by Lana Del Rey, “Real Thing” by tUnE-yArDs, and “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” by the Smiths.

Favorite movie, tv show:
Bob’s Burgers and American Horror Story: Season 1. Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rear Window, and Kill Bill: Volume I.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Clothing: Balenciaga and Saint Laurent. Fragrance: Currently into BOSS bottled by Hugo Boss and BYREDO Gypsy Water. Skincare: Anything by Dr. Jart+.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I have a background and a strong interest in communications which I would like to blend with my knowledge of fashion. So marketing for a fashion label or possibly event planning that correlates to the industry.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?

Favorite modeling experience so far?
I would definitely say working with Gucci. They were my first show and campaign and their backing helped to launch my career. Working with Alessandro Michele, Michela Tafuri, and the team has been an absolute dream and I’m so grateful to have had such amazing experiences with them. Also, shooting with a tiger and giraffe was one of the coolest things I could ever imagine doing!!

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Delaware is the first state!!! If you’ve ever met me, I’m sure I have told you that fun fact at least once.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I’ve always dreamt about working with Karl Lagerfeld, especially through his work for Chanel. It will always be a goal that I hope to check off my list one day.

Place you would love to visit:
I would love to visit Japan! I would really enjoy learning more about the culture and tasting authentic Japanese cuisine.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
The color green.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t stress, things will happen the way they are meant to.