Ever wondered who that girl was in the “I Invented Sex” Trey Songz video? And the new Givenchy Haute Couture ad for 2012? That new face on the trend is Grace Mahary. Before her big modeling career Grace was a tomboy who loved basketball. Born in a small town called Edmonton, Alberta Canada (Her parents are originally from East Africa later moving to Toronto, Canada) Mahary was scouted while in a shopping center with her mom. And she’s been cat walking for the biggest names ever since . With her looks and multiplying gigs— This chick can survive without America’s Next Top Model. That she already has…
“I played basketball so, [saying I’m a] tomboy is an understatement. If it wasn’t for Destiny’s Child and TLC, I would not know [about] girl power. Oh, and the Spice Girls!”
“I go in and —lo and behold —Riccardo [Tisci] is sitting there on this big couch listening to music, and I did not know if I should be nervous or excited. So, I walked for him, and he was interested in where I was from. Actually they made me walk again, and then they said I was in the right place at the right time.”
“I love sushi and I love going to the salad bars. I know it sounds cliché, but listen: We can’t get [sushi and salads] in every corner in Paris and London.”
“I still find it hard to accept that I’m a full-time model. It’s an unbelievable honor to have worked with iconic fashion houses like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Prada, but the sweet designers behind Balenciaga and Saint Laurent were a pleasure to work with too. I have to admit though, I learned and laughed the most with Riccardo Tisci and his team at Givenchy.”
Quotes were taken from The Cut and Vogue Uk given by Grace Mahary.