To be honest I’m totally against the behaviour of many designers or agents, who treat models like seasonal trends. How can you treat human beings like a used product that you’re throwing in the trash and celebrate them one season and turn your back on them the next? Anyway, this is not what this article is going to be about, I just wanted to make that clear.
What I want to talk about with you today is a pretty fresh face, that I haven’t really noticed before until I went to Paris Fashion Week and literally saw this girl everywhere. As I went back home I did some research and thought to myself “how on earth could I have missed this record? She’s the world’s most in demand model on the planet, reigning at number 1 on models.com!” Obviously I got my answer now on why I saw her everywhere in Paris.
Who’s this amazing runway queen?
Her name is Lineisy Montero and she is the hottest up-and-coming model who is taking over the global runways by storm. As I did my research to summarize some information I came accross 7 interesting facts about this girl who’s name we need to remember. Let’s break it down:
1. Lineisy Montero was scouted at an amusment park
According to i-D magazine the 19-year-old from the Dominican Republic was discovered at an amusement park in her hometown of Santo Domingo. It’s super klischee and it’s so hard to wrap my head around the fact that things like that actually really can happen like that.
2. Hello, no. 1 at models.com
Lineisy is reigning at number one at model.com’s runway rankings and booked not 40 or 50 but acutally 68 shows this season including Céline, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Chanel, Lanvin, Balmain, Stella McCartney … the list goes on and on. 68 show is just beyond, I wonder how exhausting this time must be, because that is really a lot of shows.
3. Cover Girl
In at number three I want to mention that she’s already secured herself a cover of Teen Vogue as well as a Dazed and Confused and a WWD cover.
#WWD @dior #diorcouture @nextmodels @ossygenomodels @petercedeno Ein von Lineisy Montero Feliz (@lineisymontero) gepostetes Foto am
4. Breakout show for Prada FW/15
Much can change in a few months and Lineisy had her breakthrough starting at the very top as a Prada exclusive model for FW/15. Just recently she landed her second Prada campaign. Take a look! When she came on the scene there was a big fuzz about her natural afro. Sometimes I really question this industry on why it is necessary to discuss black people’s afro’s as a new trend, instead of just naturally embrace diverse hairstyles from the beginning. To me it shows that we as a society are way more behind than we sometimes think we are.
Prada resort 2016 Thanks for trusting me a second time @prada and thanks so much @ashleybrokaw ❤️❤️❤️ @alexiacheval @hottattack @arianna_pradarelli #oliverrizzo #stevemaisel @patmcgrathreal @guidopalau @nextmodels @ossygenomodels @joeyjoejoeyc @edwinagramonte @petercedeno Ein von Lineisy Montero Feliz (@lineisymontero) gepostetes Foto am
5. What Jesus Christ and her grandma have to do with her modelling career?
“My grandmother told me not to doubt myself,” she told Teen Vogue. “She quoted this Bible passage: ‘I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.’ If I hadn’t listened to her, I wouldn’t be where I am. So I just kept repeating it in my head. That, for me, was the turning point. After that I had no problem.”
6. She had never been on an airplane before that breakthrough show for Prada
She recounted the experience to Models.com: ‘When I got to Paris, my bags were lost; it was cold. I thought of just going back home. The next day I just realized that I had gotten there by the grace of God and the destiny he had for me.’
7. Lineisy super friendly
The last and most important fact about our new Supermodel Lineisy is that she seems to be a very friendly and respectful person. When I took a pic of her after the Giambattista Valli show, she gave me a nice smile for my camera. What can I say, I think this girl did it all right and if she keeps being so friendly and professional I think she can have a long career ahead of her! And we will definitely keep an eye on her journey!
Gif via here
What do you think of Lineisy Montero? Don’t be shy and let me know your opinion in the commets section! I know you got one!
Image of Lineisy Montero by Kemara Pol during SS16 Paris Fashion Week