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Meet the Next Generation of Top ModelsĀ 


Meet the Next Generation of Top Models

By Katie Jackson | April 7, 2020 | People Style & Beauty

Ocean Drive discovers Miami's next top models.


B6553.jpgPhoto by Mark Barnfield

Nickname: Brookie or Cookie.

Favorite Miami spot: Wynwood Walls.

Beauty secret: Using vitamin E oil on my face every night before bed.

Can’t resist: Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream.

Favorite song: ‘Prune, You Talk Funny’ by Gus Dapperton.

Style icon: Kendall Jenner’s street style.

Breakthrough moment: Still waiting for mine!

Leisurely pursuits: Painting and riding horses.

Show you’re binge-watching: Bates Motel

First thing you thought when you woke up: ‘Ten more minutes.’

Mantra: Manifest your dreams and know your worth.

Find me at: Elite Model Management.


Z7A9404.jpgPhoto by Antonio Ajam; Styling by Charlie Rincon; Hair and makeup by Isabel Chirinos

Nickname: Big Al.

Favorite Miami spot: South Pointe—I probably spend most of my time there.

Beauty secret: I love avocado. It’s great for the skin and for helping get rid of dark circles under the eyes.

Favorite song: I just heard ‘Max Can’t Surf’ by FIDLAR and it’s pretty great.

Beach activities: Surfing. It consumes about 98% of what I do. And if it’s flat, I like to free dive or body surf.

Style icon: Fiona Apple/Drew Barrymore circa mid-’90s.

Breakthrough moment: Moving to the East Coast at 17 to pursue surfing, and then moving to Miami a year ago to pursue modeling. Those were probably my two most eye-opening and life-changing decisions.

Leisurely pursuits: I currently have an Astro van I’ve converted and have been traveling in for the last six months chasing swell in Florida. When I’m not working, I like to travel to find waves.

First photo shoot: I’ve worked and rode for a surf shop up in Pensacola called Maverick Board Riding Company. If it weren’t for them and the opportunities through their shop, taking skating and surfing pictures to rep the brand, I never would have seen modeling as a career opportunity that would allow me the freedom to continue the pursuit of my passions.

Mantra: Manifestation is real, and every thought is a prayer. You’re in control of your life’s path. I believe as long as you put the right energy into what you want, you will get there someday!

Find me at: Wilhelmina Miami.


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Nickname: Clau.

Favorite Miami spot: Versace Mansion. It’s so beautiful—it makes me feel like I’m in Italy.

Beauty secret: Blend, blend, blend.

Favorite song: Anything Afrobeat.

Beach activities: Picnic with my best friends and just listen to music.

Style icon: Rihanna. She could do anything.

Breakthrough moment: Shooting for Vogue Germany.

Leisurely pursuits: Traveling and learning new languages.

First photo shoot: Shooting for my friend’s jewelry line, Iris Jewelry.

Favorite food: I love everything, but if I had to narrow it down, Nicaraguan or Mexican.

Show you’re binge-watching: Grown-ish

Mantra: Time waits for no one.

Find me at: The Syndical.


image00017.jpgPhoto by Inna Postnikova

Nickname: Noodle.

Hobbies: Horseback riding. And I love to cook and work out.

Favorite Miami spot: KYU or Soho Beach House on weekends.

Beauty secret: Hydra facials and Clear + Brilliant laser facials. I am also into microcurrent facials and vitamin C serums. And sunscreen, always!

Can’t resist: Anything sweet, chocolates, and I love apple pie.

Favorite song: ‘To the Stars’ by Max Richter Beach activities: Lounging, reading books and people-watching.

Style icon: Lauren Hutton, Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn. Sometimes a little Cher or Fran Drescher’s character in The Nanny. I also wouldn’t say no to Elsa Hosk’s closet.

Breakthrough moment: Walking in the Valentino show.

First photo shoot: Vivienne Westwood campaign with Jürgen Teller.

Shows you’re binge-watching: Love Is Blind, Schitt’s Creek, McMillions and Friends

First thing you thought when you woke up: I try not to think and go straight to the gym before I can start thinking of reasons not to go.

Mantra: A negative mind will never give you a positive life.

Find me at: Elite Model Management

Photography by: Mark Barnfield; Antonio Ajam; Maria Piracci; Inna Postnikova