What you need to know about Lineisy Montero

Which Harry Potter character does she relate the most to?
den 26 maj 2017

Few models can claim that they have helped define fashion, and even fewer models can say that they did it in their first catwalk season. But Lineisy Montero, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is one of those models. Since she made her runway debut as a Prada exclusive in their Autumn/Winter 2015 show, Montero has continuously been one of the industry’s most sought-after models. 

Her face is one of those instantly recognisable ones: killer cheekbones, a slight tooth gap, the cutest chin dimple, and of course – the super chic afro that paved the way for a long overdue comeback of natural black hair on the catwalk. 

Thrilled to have this H&M favourite in our studio, we asked her to fill out our Top Model Secrets questionnaire. 

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OVER…
”That in the last months the industry has become more open to diversity, and we see more and more models of colour.”

MY MODEL ICON IS…
”Coco Rocha.”

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
”A face mask made of honey and brown sugar.”

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
”To invent stories, I am very dramatic.”

A FICTIONAL CHARACTER I RELATE TO IS…
”[Harry Potter character] Luna Lovegood.”

My secret talent is to invent stories.
Lineisy Montero

THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF BEING A MODEL IS…
”Spending a lot of time away from your family, but also to take responsibility. I always used to do everything with my family – but when I started modelling I arrived at all these different places where I had to take care of myself.”

MY GO-TO SONG AT KARAOKE IS…
”All the songs, especially the romantic ones.”

THE QUALITY I LIKE MOST IN OTHER PEOPLE IS…
”Sincerity. And people who are good conversationalists even if we are talking about the most stupid subject.”

I SMELL LIKE…
”Decadence by Marc Jacobs.”

MY FAVOURITE OFF DUTY LOOK IS…
”Dresses and sheer tights.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH:
”Tights in different colours – I’ll wear them in blue, purple, pink and even orange.”

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”Drink water.”

SOMEONE I STALK ON INSTAGRAM IS…
”That’s top secret 😏 ”

THE BEST LIFE ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”Always give the best of you.”

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO…
”I still haven’t really thought about it, but maybe an interior designer or a teacher.”

MY CHILDHOOD NICKNAME WAS…
”Flaca, It means thin.”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT…
”To be more responsible, in a way it has taught me to stand by myself.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS…
Glee.

Right now, I am reading…
Love in The Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez.”

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS…
”To help my family and see them happy.”

LINEISY MONTERO

AGENCY: Next Models 

DISCOVERED: First scouted at an amusement park at the age of 14

INSTAGRAM: @lineisymontero

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