Leah Chen is spreading her poise all over and it shows that she was born to be an inspiration for all fashion lovers.
Model: Leah Chen
A heart that values love from loved ones and a desire of becoming the greatest supermodel, these are the qualities that define Leah Chen, our gorgeous model. While having a fun conversation with her, we found her journey inspiring for many. Her love for fashion justifies her grace in her profession. Continue reading to get her novel perspective on style, beauty, and health.
“It’s important to have hobbies and interests outside of work to maintain a healthy work-life balance.”
Hi Leah, how did you get discovered in the industry?
I was scouted when I was in high school during spring break. While shopping with my parents at a mall in San Francisco, a woman approached me and asked if I was a model. That’s when I realized I had the potential to become a model.
What has the journey been like working with several big brands?
The journey of a model can be both exciting and challenging, requiring hard work, dedication, and resilience. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such reputed brands.
How do you prepare for a runway show?
Before a runway show, I spend several hours in hair and makeup and also rehearse my walk and choreography. I also control my diet by eating lighter and avoiding salty and spicy foods during fashion weeks to prevent bloating. In addition, I start doing light exercises to feel better and improve my overall shape.
Tell us some of your favourite fashion brands.
Miu Miu, Lemaire, Celine. I really like the design style of Miu Miu in the past two years. Lemaire has always been one of my go-to brands when I’m not sure what to wear in my daily life, as it offers a unique and comfortable design and style. Celine is a brand I’ve always wanted to collaborate with.
“A woman approached me and asked if I was a model. That’s when I realized I had the potential to become a model.”
What do you do in your leisure time?
In my leisure time, I enjoy reading, travelling, and spending time with friends and family. It’s important to have hobbies and interests outside of work to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
What advice would you give to young people who aspire to become models?
For young people who want to pursue a career in modelling, I would advise them to research reputable agencies with a successful track record of representing models. It’s also important to have a strong support system and be prepared to handle rejection and criticism.
What are you planning for 2023?
I plan to continue to walk the runway in all of the big four fashion festivals: New York, London, Milan, and Paris. I believe that each of these cities has its own unique style and culture. Walking the runway at these events will not only allow me to showcase my modelling skills, but also provide valuable exposure to top designers, brands, and industry professionals. In addition to walking the runway at these prestigious events, I plan to work with a diverse range of fashion brands. My goal is to build relationships with designers and stylists and to collaborate on a variety of projects, including photoshoots, campaigns, and other modelling projects. By working with different brands, I hope to showcase my versatility as a model and expand my portfolio with a range of looks and styles.