This week’s model to watch is a Colombian native that delivers a look that’s all her own. At only 20 years old, Catalina Llanes is going to soon become a face seen all over print ads, runways, and editorials.
178 cm / 5’10″
81 cm / 32″
61 cm / 24″
86 cm / 34″
- Mother Agency: Portfolio International (Colombia)
- NY: IMG
- Paris: IMG Paris
- Milan: IMG Milano
- London: IMG London
Catalina began modeling when she was discovered in her hometown of Bucaramanga, Colombia through a modeling contest. The lucky agency that acquired her was Portfolio International. Despite the name, she really went international when she was picked up by IMG Models, one of the biggest names in modeling agencies. IMG Models represents huge names such as Karlie Kloss, Elsa Hosk, and Candice Swanepoel – and that’s just scratching the surface. Hopefully Catalina Llanes will be joining that list in the near future!
Upon her being signed with IMG, she became the first Colombian model to be signed with the agency, and has also been the first Colombian model to be featured on Models.com, a website devoted to all aspects of modeling, especially new faces.
Catalina’s most recognize work was her editorial shoot with Bambi Magazine. This shoot garnered her much attention in the modelling realm. In the 9 page spread, the model appears in an intensely sexual scene. Not over sexualized, but just the perfect amount, and with the perfect amount of innocence. Her big brown eyes and young face make for the perfect tug and pull to evoke the sense of mystery and seduction. Check out our favorites from the shoot here.
Catalina’s versatile look will take her far. You can keep up with the young model via her Twitter and Instagram accounts. Feel free to view more of her impeccable portfolio here. You will definitely understand what we mean by versatile; she’s truly a talent.
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(All images from fashioneditorials.com)