“Attention Music Lovers: Watch Suki Waterhouse and Okay Kaya Rock the Stage as Model Musicians!”.


Many top models have excelled flamboyantly in music. Let’s shine a spotlight on a new generation of models who excel both in the recording studio and on the runway or during a fashion shoot.

Suki Waterhouse – To Love (2023): Suki Waterhouse, rising star of rock and dream pop, is an English actress, model, and singer with a doll-like face and sharp looks. She released a sublime debut album in 2022 titled “I Can’t Let Go”, a combination of grunge, dream pop, and independent rock, released on the Sub Pop label. With her catchy voice, enchanting stage performances, and polished music videos, Suki Waterhouse has the potential to be a huge rock star.

Nasty Cherry – Her Body (2021): Gabbriette, a gothic heroine and singer with a punk aura, has become a sought-after model, representing the chic gothic trend for brands such as Marc Jacobs, Juicy Couture, Nike, Betsey Johnson, and Diesel. In addition to sharing her cooking recipes on Instagram, she has also gained recognition as a singer and songwriter for the electronic pop-punk group Nasty Cherry, after being discovered by Charli XCX.

Kaya Wilkins (Okay Kaya) – Live Performance at Musée d’Orsay, December 8, 2022: Kaya Wilkins, also known as Okay Kaya, is a Norwegian-American model and a priestess of the podium and folk music. She has collaborated with Off-White, Mulberry, Balenciaga, Jacquemus, Eckhaus Latta, Courrèges, and Arket as a model, but has also distinguished herself as a singer of minimalist and melancholic folk and lo-fi rock.

Yumi Nu – Sandcastles (2022): Yumi Nu is the first Asian plus-size model to cover the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. She has worked with designers such as Marine Serre, Cult Gaia, Molly Goddard, and Adidas x Ivy Park. In addition to her modeling career, she has a beautiful voice, showcased in a number of R&B tracks.

Lucia & The Best Boys – Downtown Lights (The Blue Nile cover) (2023): Lucia Fairfull, recently seen on the runways of Alexander McQueen and Valentino, possesses a unique beauty and a particularly captivating voice. As the lead singer of the pop-rock group Lucia & The Best Boys, she released her first captivating album, “Burning Castles”, in 2023.

Camille Jansen – Was Always You (2023): Camille Jansen, a pop-folk singer familiar with fashion weeks, is a French model who has recently ventured into music with her first EP, “Louise”, released in 2022. Her music is inspired by the 1960s and 1970s, reflecting her experience living in California and France.

Lolahol – Spelling (2023): Lourdes Leon, daughter of Madonna, is a model and singer who performs under the pseudonym Lohalol. Her music is characterized by rhythms reminiscent of 1990s pop and house, with a grunge and dreamy aesthetic.

Suki’s Live Session – Green Galaxie Edition (2022): Suki, also known as Jade Rabarivelo, is a French model and musician who draws inspiration from artists like Frank Ocean, H.E.R., and Stevie Wonder. Her music reflects influences from hyperpop, electronic, R&B, and indie genres, reminiscent of the style of Billie Eilish.

Hera – Lapdance (2023): Hera Pradel, known for her work as a model and influencer, has also pursued a career as an R&B singer. Her music is inspired by FKA Twigs and Laylow, and she released her first EP in 2022.

‘Where did you go my Saint-Germain-des-Prés?’ performed by Klara Kristin & directed by Philip Gay (2021): Klara Kristin, a Danish model known for her work with luxury fashion brands, is also an actress with a captivating voice. In 2020, she released an album of French covers from the 1960s and 1970s.

Alewya – Let Go (2022): Alewya, a former model who discovered her passion for alternative music, is a talented singer-songwriter from Saudi Arabia. She released the powerful track “Let Go” in 2022 after being inspired by grunge, alternative rock, and the band Nirvana..

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Mary Aldreen

At 32, Mary Aldreen is an American content writer whose heart beats to the rhythm of music and the dazzle of celebrity life. Born in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Mary was always at the epicenter of where music meets fame. Her passion for music started early, attending live concerts and music festivals, where she not only fell in love with melodies and lyrics but also became fascinated by the stories of those who create them.