New Face: Luis Santa For DM Fashion Book

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Name: Luis Santa


Age: 20

Height: 5’5

Where Are You From: Brooklyn, NY

Nationality: Panamanian

Occupation: College student and aspiring model.

Career Goals: I hope to become an Architect or famous, whichever comes first [laugh].

How long have you been modeling: Four years

What inspired you to get into modeling: I love taking pictures so modeling just became a regular hobby for me.

What modeling agency would you like to sign too: Any modeling agency.

Have any agencies reached out to you yet: No, not yet.

What are you doing to get scouted: I am doing photoshoots, building up my portfolio, and working on building up my fanbase on all my social media accounts, so I could be seen more and get my face out there.

What models are you inspired by: @sir.jacq, @damiunmoore, @quintenbarnard, @iamkeiththomas and @mocity_jaybee.

Which brand would you really like to model for: Supreme or Stussy.

Any publications you would like to be featured in: Nylon Magazine.

Do you prefer print or runway modeling: Print

Favorite modeling experience so far: My favorite modeling experience would have to be a fashion show I was a part of at my college. That was my first runway show and the experience was pretty dope.

What are some of your favorite fashion brands: Stussy, Supreme, A Bathing Ape, and G-Star.

What are some of your favorite shopping stores in your hometown: H&M, G-Star, and Urban Outfitters.

Name five good things to do/places to go in your hometown:
-go shopping in SoHo
-go to the “lit” NYC parties
-explore all of Manhattan
-Brooklyn Bridge Park in the summer
-attend NYC events like the biggest pillow fight event in the city.

A day in your life would consist of: Spending a long time looking for outfits, probably smoking a blunt or two, and taking a lot of photos throughout the day.

Do you have any favorite online stores/e-Commerce: ASOS, Barneys, Nike, H&M, etc.

Your Fashion Influences Are: ASAP ROCKY, Fabolous, and Pharrell.

Any celebs style you admire: ASAP ROCKY, Pharrell, Fabolous, and Chris Brown.

Describe your style: I believe I give off more of an urban street look. I like to feel comfortable in my outfits and like to switch it up sometimes as well.

Do you have a favorite fashion memory: My favorite fashion memory would have to be the fashion show I was a part of. All the designers work inspired me and some of my outfits from that day on.

Favorite fashion magazines: Vogue, GQ, Nylon and Complex.

Favorite fashion online sites: ASOS and Urban Outfitters.

What music are you currently listening too: I listen to a little of everything. I love Hip Hop and R&B mostly.

Favorite movies, tv shows: I’m a huge fan of Naruto (I know geeky) and The Originals.

Favorite designer fragrance or beauty product: I’m obsessed with Kenneth Cole Black Men’s Cologne.

Places you would love to visit: Europe, Jamaica, and California.

Currently obsessed with: Popeye’s chicken.

What projects are you currently working on: I’m working on a project with my art work right now. I will soon announce what I plan on doing after I’ve completed a couple of pieces.

What’s next for you: Hopefully fame and fortune.

Photos Credit: Courtesy of Luis Santa

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