“I am all I got, so if I feel good about that whatever other people say doesn’t matter,” this sage advice comes from the grandmother of Lineisy Montero, which on the evidence of today’s haul, including a Prada campaign and now covers of the latest Teen Vogue, has been an unqualified success. Oh, yes, those covers, they broke this afternoon, the timing of which could not have been more impeccable than were it orchestrated by the folks who landed that spacecraft on a comet in late 2014. The covers by photographer Daniel Jackson embrace natural beauty, which the newly minted Dominican star has in spades. Lineisy’s hair in particular was the do that launched a thousand think-pieces following her Prada exclusive debut in February. Unencumbered by expectation of the moment, Lineisy is all smiles, and why not, she has ample reason to feel good on this day and the many days to come.

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Credits include: Publication, Teen Vogue August 2015; Title, “Watch The Throne” Photography, Daniel Jackson; Styling, Beth Fenton; Hair, Didier Malige; Makeup, Fulvia Farolfi.

Lineisy Montero | Teen Vogue August 2015 (Photography: Daniel Jackson)

Lineisy Montero | Teen Vogue August 2015 (Photography: Daniel Jackson)