He's been called everything from a social media teen heartthrob to the male version of Cara Delevingne, but by the end of this week, Lucky Blue Smith will become a household name. Ridiculously cool moniker aside, there are still some people out there who might be wondering, "Who is Lucky Blue Smith?" If all the stars align and he gets enough votes, the 17-year-old model could potentially hold the title of GQ 's Most Stylish Man of 2015 — but only if he can beat Kanye West in the finals.
It's been a whirlwind year for Smith, who began modeling five years ago. His trademark platinum blonde hair helped the Utah native land major campaigns and runway shows for designers like Tom Ford, Michael Kors, and Calvin Klein, but Smith earned a huge social media following thanks to his youthful charisma. The up-and-coming model joined Instagram last January and has since amassed millions of followers, some of whom even wait outside fashion show venues in hopes of taking a selfie with him.
“In Paris, a girl was having a panic attack, so I sat her down, gave her a hug, and took a pic with her," Smith told Vanity Fair . "I looked back and she had passed out!” Since moving to California with his family (he's the youngest of four), Smith has been profiled in Vanity Fair and GQ, appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' show, and danced with Lady Gaga for Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2016 music video.
Here are seven things to know about Lucky Blue Smith, who is a worthy opponent to Kanye West as the Most Stylish Man of 2015.
1. He's Insta Popular
Smith currently has 1.7 million Instagram followers (and counting).
2. He's An In-Demand Runway Model
He walked for several fashion designers in the past year, including Michael Kors and Jeremy Scott.
3. He's The Face Of Major Campaigns
Smith landed contracts with Tom Ford, Moncler, and Calvin Klein Jeans.
4. He's The Baby Of The Family
Smith and his three older sisters formed the surf-rock band The Atomics in 2009. He plays drums for the band.
5. His Crew Includes Anwar Hadid
Because of course it does.
6. His Natural Hair Color Is Light Brown
Although Smith's well-known for his platinum-blonde dyed hair.
7. He's Making His Acting Debut
Smith is starring in the romantic drama Love Everlasting, which is scheduled for release next year. Cue the Cara Delevingne comparisons once again.
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