By Katie Jackson By Katie Jackson | April 7, 2020 | People Style & Beauty
Ocean Drive discovers Miami's next top models.
Photo 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.
Photo 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.
Photo by Maria Piracci
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.
Photo by Inna Postnikova
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