NEW YORK — “It’s sometimes hard to take yourself seriously when you’re kinda sexy making those faces,” admits Kailey Hsu contemplating her career in front of the camera. “But I’m getting a lot better at it, I promise!” To be fair, Kailey is more than capable when it comes to bringing that sexy blue steel when it counts most. This Miami native, daughter of five to a father from Shanghai by way of Hong Kong and a Hungarian mother from Chicago, brought it in a major way for her breakout high fashion moment last September in New York when she walked for Riccardo Tisci’s Spring 2016 Givenchy runway show. “That was the most crazy adrenalin rush I think I will ever have,” explains Kailey about the crowning moment of actually walking out onto the runway following what had been a late night fitting and little to no sleep. She took that moment like a champion and a year on since then has been working steadily. As for the summer, Kailey has no plans that will take her away from her life as an in-demand model who positively smolders with blue steel.

Credits include: Title, “Next Questions — Kailey Hsu”; Interview and video, Damien Neva; Model, Kailey Hsu.