#ModelCrushMonday: Devon Aoki
Scouted by Kate Moss aged 14, replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace aged 16 and iD covergirl Devon Aoki is this week’s #ModelCrushMonday.
She just has a face that I could look at all day – all attitude and planes and angles and haughty-cool.
She was at her height when I started modelling and I remember thinking of her as the pinaccle of a supermodel – she’s not got that out-and-out sexy exuberance of the ‘Supers’ (Claudia, Cindy, Naomi et al) but her face commands attention, it’s both closed and entrancing, which is why she’s faced campaigns for Lancome, Chanel, YSL, Hugo Boss, Fendi and Tiffany’s – among many others. I wanted to be a model like her, but I kept getting booked on smiley happy jobs and my big round eyes and big round face just couldn’t exude the same attitude!
She also dated Lenny Kravitz and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, both of whom I harbour crushes on. So, writing this shows me that I basically want to be her and live the rockstar, high flying, uber-cool modelley life I never really lived!
But mainly…That face…
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