Arlenis Sosa, born May 7, 1989 is a Dominican model. She is the current spokesmodel for Lancôme and appeared in the 2008 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
She moved to New York when she finished high school. Arlenis was discovered when she was walking with her family, and designer Luis Menieur (her mother’s agent) complimented her and told her she could be a model. In March, she just walked into Marilyn Models and was signed on the spot.Two weeks after she signed, she booked her first editorials for major magazines Vogue and Vogue Italia.
She has since been featured in editorials and articles in American, Italian, French, Teen, Spanish, and German Vogue, Allure, Elle, Interview, i-D, American and Spanish Harper’s Bazaar. Her runway debut was at the Banana Republic F/W 08, and later walked for the Dior Resort show, and opened for Oscar de la Renta. She dove head-first into the fashion industry. “Anna Wintour sent me to the Met ball the first week I arrived in New York - I felt like Cinderella!”
Sosa has walked for some of the most prestigious designers and Fashion Houses in the world, including Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, John Galliano, Emanuel Ungaro, Hussein Chalayan, Alexander Wang, Jean Paul Gaultier, Hermes, Bottega Veneta, Anna Sui, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Tsumori Chisato,Jason Wu, Carlos Miele, Derek Lam, Isaac Mizrahi, Matthew Williamson, Narciso Rodriguez, Ruffian,Tadashi Shoji, Iceberg, Mariella Burani and Diane von Furstenberg. She also participated in 2008’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for David Yurman, Topshop, Polo Ralph Lauren, Express, Lancôme, and GAP. Sosa, who is known for her full lips, became the face ofLancôme in September 2008.
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