Standing at a staggering six-foot-three, Lucky Blue Smith, a nineteen-year-old bleached blond Mormon from Utah, has been making waves in the male modeling industry.
“I have never, in all my years as an agent, seen a response like this to a male model,” his agent Mimi Yapor of NEXT Management LA told The New York Post.
Smith was discovered at the age of ten by a modeling scout while out with his two sisters (whose names, in keeping with a family tradition of creative monikers, are Daisy Clementine and Pyper America). He was hot on the radar of NEXT Models Los Angeles, but given his young age, he was told to wait. His older sister Daisy was initially offered a contract, and it wasn’t until two years later, while on a family road trip to California, that Smith would follow suit; when the family stopped by NEXT, the rest of the Smith clan was signed on the spot. The family had their first photo shoot together just a few days later. It was published in Vogue Homme Japan and quickly garnered significant public attention. Naturally, the Smith family relocated to Los Angeles soon after.
Compared in likeness to River Phoenix, Lucky’s upbringing followed a similar path to that of the late young actor’s. Following the move to LA, the Smith kids were all home schooled, and there was a unique passion for music within the family. In 2009, Lucky and his sisters started a surf-rock band named the Atomics, also represented by NEXT.
Lucky’s biggest jobs to date include campaigns for CK One, Gap, and Tommy Hilfiger, featuring an ensemble cast of models, released this past spring.
Smith’s charm is evident in this day-in-the-life video shoot for Vogue.
He’s also done campaigns for Adidas and Levis, and has walked the catwalk of twelve shows for mega-talents like Tom Ford and Bottega Veneta. But it’s Smith’s social media skills that are bringing him the fame and celebrity that big brands are looking for. It’s well known by now that an impressive social media profile can increase a celebrity’s visibility among a new generation of post-Internet consumers. On Instagram, Smith has three million followers.
And if you didn’t think this was enough for this eager eighteen-year-old to accomplish, Lucky has written his own book, STAY GOLDEN, and starred in the 2016 indie film Love Everlasting. He is expecting his first child with his girlfriend, twenty-six-year-old model Stormi Bree.