February 09, 2019

Detroit-based models that you should be following right now

Detroit may not be the next Paris or Milan, but that doesn't mean that the Motor City doesn't have talent that's ready to rock the runway. Detroit models cover all the bases, from high fashion, avant-garde looks to hip-hop inspired streetwear.

Follow these 13 Detroit-based models on Instagram to see their journey from catalog to catwalk.

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N’dea Berry
@neda.c.berry
How old are you?: I'm 20 years old. 
Where are you from? 
I'm from Inkster, MI. 
How long have you been modeling for? I've been modeling for a little less than a year. It'll be a full year in April! 
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
My goals as a model have just become a little more aligned for me. I spend the majority of my time in the field experimenting, getting my feet wet and learning which types of modeling I enjoy the most. I've declared that I'll focus on fashion, beauty, and editorial to satisfy the creative artist within me. In the end, I want to be published in a spread in a fashion magazine. I want high fashion and eye-catching work. I would also love to be the face of one of my favorite make-up brands.  My biggest achievement as a model thus far is being published on RevoltTV and Blavity in a collaboration/advertisement for the brand DSE Detroit by James Charles Morris with is "Respect Her/Respect Him" campaign. Also generally, I'm proud of how much I've grown and learned from the people I've met and worked with since the short time I've been a part of the art scene here in the city.
Photo by @byronmcghee

N’dea Berry

@neda.c.berry
How old are you?: I'm 20 years old.
Where are you from? I'm from Inkster, MI.
How long have you been modeling for? I've been modeling for a little less than a year. It'll be a full year in April!
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
My goals as a model have just become a little more aligned for me. I spend the majority of my time in the field experimenting, getting my feet wet and learning which types of modeling I enjoy the most. I've declared that I'll focus on fashion, beauty, and editorial to satisfy the creative artist within me. In the end, I want to be published in a spread in a fashion magazine. I want high fashion and eye-catching work. I would also love to be the face of one of my favorite make-up brands.

My biggest achievement as a model thus far is being published on RevoltTV and Blavity in a collaboration/advertisement for the brand DSE Detroit by James Charles Morris with is "Respect Her/Respect Him" campaign. Also generally, I'm proud of how much I've grown and learned from the people I've met and worked with since the short time I've been a part of the art scene here in the city.
Photo by @byronmcghee
N’dea Berry
@neda.c.berry
How old are you?: I'm 20 years old. 
Where are you from? 
I'm from Inkster, MI. 
How long have you been modeling for? I've been modeling for a little less than a year. It'll be a full year in April! 
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
My goals as a model have just become a little more aligned for me. I spend the majority of my time in the field experimenting, getting my feet wet and learning which types of modeling I enjoy the most. I've declared that I'll focus on fashion, beauty, and editorial to satisfy the creative artist within me. In the end, I want to be published in a spread in a fashion magazine. I want high fashion and eye-catching work. I would also love to be the face of one of my favorite make-up brands.  My biggest achievement as a model thus far is being published on RevoltTV and Blavity in a collaboration/advertisement for the brand DSE Detroit by James Charles Morris with is "Respect Her/Respect Him" campaign. Also generally, I'm proud of how much I've grown and learned from the people I've met and worked with since the short time I've been a part of the art scene here in the city.
Photo by @benzo_be

N’dea Berry

@neda.c.berry

How old are you?: I'm 20 years old.
Where are you from? I'm from Inkster, MI.
How long have you been modeling for? I've been modeling for a little less than a year. It'll be a full year in April!
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
My goals as a model have just become a little more aligned for me. I spend the majority of my time in the field experimenting, getting my feet wet and learning which types of modeling I enjoy the most. I've declared that I'll focus on fashion, beauty, and editorial to satisfy the creative artist within me. In the end, I want to be published in a spread in a fashion magazine. I want high fashion and eye-catching work. I would also love to be the face of one of my favorite make-up brands.

My biggest achievement as a model thus far is being published on RevoltTV and Blavity in a collaboration/advertisement for the brand DSE Detroit by James Charles Morris with is "Respect Her/Respect Him" campaign. Also generally, I'm proud of how much I've grown and learned from the people I've met and worked with since the short time I've been a part of the art scene here in the city.
Photo by @benzo_be
N’dea Berry
@neda.c.berry
How old are you?: I'm 20 years old. 
Where are you from? 
I'm from Inkster, MI. 
How long have you been modeling for? I've been modeling for a little less than a year. It'll be a full year in April! 
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
My goals as a model have just become a little more aligned for me. I spent majority of my time in the field experimenting, getting my feet wet and learning which types of modeling I enjoy the most. I've declared that I'll focus on fashion, and beauty, and editorial to satisfy the creative artist within me. In the end, I want to be published in a spread in a fashion magazine. I want high fashion and eye catching work. I would also love to be the face of one of my favorite make-up brands. My biggest achievement as a model thus far is being published on RevoltTV and Blavity in a collaboration/advertisement for the brand DSE Detroit by James Charles Morris with is "Respect Her/Respect Him" campaign. Also generally, I'm proud of how much I've grown and learned from the people I've met and worked with since the short time I've been a part of the art scene here in the city.
Photo by @anashvisuals

N’dea Berry

@neda.c.berry
How old are you?: I'm 20 years old.
Where are you from? I'm from Inkster, MI.
How long have you been modeling for? I've been modeling for a little less than a year. It'll be a full year in April!
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
My goals as a model have just become a little more aligned for me. I spent majority of my time in the field experimenting, getting my feet wet and learning which types of modeling I enjoy the most. I've declared that I'll focus on fashion, and beauty, and editorial to satisfy the creative artist within me. In the end, I want to be published in a spread in a fashion magazine. I want high fashion and eye catching work. I would also love to be the face of one of my favorite make-up brands.

My biggest achievement as a model thus far is being published on RevoltTV and Blavity in a collaboration/advertisement for the brand DSE Detroit by James Charles Morris with is "Respect Her/Respect Him" campaign. Also generally, I'm proud of how much I've grown and learned from the people I've met and worked with since the short time I've been a part of the art scene here in the city.
Photo by @anashvisuals
Elizabeth Rose
@elizabethrose_
How old are you?: I’m 25. 
Where are you from? I’m from Taylor, MI. 
How long have you been modeling for? I’ve been modeling on and off for almost 10 years.  What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
Modeling is more so something I do for fun, but lately I’ve been really interested in finding out how to go about modeling for bigger clothing companies. I want to see more tattooed men//women in more mainstream media. I think the coolest thing I’ve been able to do with modeling was getting flown to Jamaica for a photoshoot. It was so incredibly breathtaking there and I got to work with a really amazing group of people.
Photos by @camera_satan

Elizabeth Rose

@elizabethrose_
How old are you?: I’m 25.
Where are you from? I’m from Taylor, MI.
How long have you been modeling for? I’ve been modeling on and off for almost 10 years.
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?

Modeling is more so something I do for fun, but lately I’ve been really interested in finding out how to go about modeling for bigger clothing companies. I want to see more tattooed men//women in more mainstream media. I think the coolest thing I’ve been able to do with modeling was getting flown to Jamaica for a photoshoot. It was so incredibly breathtaking there and I got to work with a really amazing group of people.
Photos by @camera_satan
Elizabeth Rose
@elizabethrose_
How old are you?: I’m 25. 
Where are you from? I’m from Taylor, MI. 
How long have you been modeling for? I’ve been modeling on and off for almost 10 years. 
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
Modeling is more so something I do for fun, but lately I’ve been really interested in finding out how to go about modeling for bigger clothing companies. I want to see more tattooed men//women in more mainstream media. I think the coolest thing I’ve been able to do with modeling was getting flown to Jamaica for a photoshoot. It was so incredibly breathtaking there and I got to work with a really amazing group of people.
Photos by @camera_satan

Elizabeth Rose

@elizabethrose_
How old are you?: I’m 25.
Where are you from? I’m from Taylor, MI.
How long have you been modeling for? I’ve been modeling on and off for almost 10 years.
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?

Modeling is more so something I do for fun, but lately I’ve been really interested in finding out how to go about modeling for bigger clothing companies. I want to see more tattooed men//women in more mainstream media. I think the coolest thing I’ve been able to do with modeling was getting flown to Jamaica for a photoshoot. It was so incredibly breathtaking there and I got to work with a really amazing group of people.
Photos by @camera_satan
Elizabeth Rose
@elizabethrose_
How old are you?: I’m 25. 
Where are you from? I’m from Taylor, MI. 
How long have you been modeling for? I’ve been modeling on and off for almost 10 years. 
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
Modeling is more so something I do for fun, but lately I’ve been really interested in finding out how to go about modeling for bigger clothing companies. I want to see more tattooed men//women in more mainstream media. I think the coolest thing I’ve been able to do with modeling was getting flown to Jamaica for a photoshoot. It was so incredibly breathtaking there and I got to work with a really amazing group of people.
Photos by @camera_satan

Elizabeth Rose

@elizabethrose_
How old are you?: I’m 25.
Where are you from? I’m from Taylor, MI.
How long have you been modeling for? I’ve been modeling on and off for almost 10 years.
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?

Modeling is more so something I do for fun, but lately I’ve been really interested in finding out how to go about modeling for bigger clothing companies. I want to see more tattooed men//women in more mainstream media. I think the coolest thing I’ve been able to do with modeling was getting flown to Jamaica for a photoshoot. It was so incredibly breathtaking there and I got to work with a really amazing group of people.
Photos by @camera_satan
André Rice
@iamandrerice
Where are you from? I was born and raised in Detroit, MI. 
How long have you been modeling for?I began modeling at age 17 when I was approached (via social media) from a local clothing company to model for their clothing line. I began to gain more exposure from my pictures on social media and would then begin to collaborate with different photographers, make up artist, stylist, designers, and creative directors in creating different shoots. 
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
I hope to one day be signed to a major modeling company (i.e. Ford, Next, State, Red, IMG, etc.). I also hoped to be doing runway shows all over the world and modeling for designers like GUCCI, LV, Tom Ford, and Ralph Lauren to name a few. My passion is art in all forms and to be in an environment where I can freely express myself without any limits.
Photo by @jayekarlphotography

André Rice

@iamandrerice
Where are you from? I was born and raised in Detroit, MI.
How long have you been modeling for?I began modeling at age 17 when I was approached (via social media) from a local clothing company to model for their clothing line. I began to gain more exposure from my pictures on social media and would then begin to collaborate with different photographers, make up artist, stylist, designers, and creative directors in creating different shoots.
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
I hope to one day be signed to a major modeling company (i.e. Ford, Next, State, Red, IMG, etc.). I also hoped to be doing runway shows all over the world and modeling for designers like GUCCI, LV, Tom Ford, and Ralph Lauren to name a few. My passion is art in all forms and to be in an environment where I can freely express myself without any limits.
Photo by @jayekarlphotography
André Rice
@iamandrerice
Where are you from? I was born and raised in Detroit, MI. 
How long have you been modeling for?I began modeling at age 17 when I was approached (via social media) from a local clothing company to model for their clothing line. I began to gain more exposure from my pictures on social media and would then begin to collaborate with different photographers, make up artist, stylist, designers, and creative directors in creating different shoots. 
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
I hope to one day be signed to a major modeling company (i.e. Ford, Next, State, Red, IMG, etc.). I also hoped to be doing runway shows all over the world and modeling for designers like GUCCI, LV, Tom Ford, and Ralph Lauren to name a few. My passion is art in all forms and to be in an environment where I can freely express myself without any limits.
Photo by @taylorcreadyphoto

André Rice

@iamandrerice
Where are you from? I was born and raised in Detroit, MI.
How long have you been modeling for?I began modeling at age 17 when I was approached (via social media) from a local clothing company to model for their clothing line. I began to gain more exposure from my pictures on social media and would then begin to collaborate with different photographers, make up artist, stylist, designers, and creative directors in creating different shoots.
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
I hope to one day be signed to a major modeling company (i.e. Ford, Next, State, Red, IMG, etc.). I also hoped to be doing runway shows all over the world and modeling for designers like GUCCI, LV, Tom Ford, and Ralph Lauren to name a few. My passion is art in all forms and to be in an environment where I can freely express myself without any limits.
Photo by @taylorcreadyphoto
André Rice
@iamandrerice
Where are you from? I was born and raised in Detroit, MI. 
How long have you been modeling for?I began modeling at age 17 when I was approached (via social media) from a local clothing company to model for their clothing line. I began to gain more exposure from my pictures on social media and would then begin to collaborate with different photographers, make up artist, stylist, designers, and creative directors in creating different shoots. 
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
I hope to one day be signed to a major modeling company (i.e. Ford, Next, State, Red, IMG, etc.). I also hoped to be doing runway shows all over the world and modeling for designers like GUCCI, LV, Tom Ford, and Ralph Lauren to name a few. My passion is art in all forms and to be in an environment where I can freely express myself without any limits.
Photo by @darrienpope

André Rice

@iamandrerice
Where are you from? I was born and raised in Detroit, MI.
How long have you been modeling for?I began modeling at age 17 when I was approached (via social media) from a local clothing company to model for their clothing line. I began to gain more exposure from my pictures on social media and would then begin to collaborate with different photographers, make up artist, stylist, designers, and creative directors in creating different shoots.
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
I hope to one day be signed to a major modeling company (i.e. Ford, Next, State, Red, IMG, etc.). I also hoped to be doing runway shows all over the world and modeling for designers like GUCCI, LV, Tom Ford, and Ralph Lauren to name a few. My passion is art in all forms and to be in an environment where I can freely express myself without any limits.
Photo by @darrienpope
Naomi Ning
@na0hmi
How old are you? I am 21 years old.
Where are you from? I was born and raised in Singapore. In late 2014, I moved to America, and in 2015, I moved to Detroit to attend College for Creative Studies.
How long have you been modeling for? It was only in college that I started modeling. I knew quite a few student photographers from school and occasionally modeled for them.
The first paid modeling job I did was for the locally based brand Alxvndra (now known as Poena Excess). Every modeling job I have gotten has been through Instagram. The more I modeled, the more other people started contacting me. Slowly, I started to look at modeling as an actual career for myself. 
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
My goal is to get more modeling opportunities outside of Detroit. I have enjoyed all the shoots I have done so far and all the people I have worked with. However, I would love to travel more. A dream come true would be to do a shoot in Singapore, where my roots lie.
Photo by photo by@nomadic_madam for Supernatural Lingerie

Naomi Ning

@na0hmi
How old are you? I am 21 years old.
Where are you from? I was born and raised in Singapore. In late 2014, I moved to America, and in 2015, I moved to Detroit to attend College for Creative Studies.
How long have you been modeling for? It was only in college that I started modeling. I knew quite a few student photographers from school and occasionally modeled for them. The first paid modeling job I did was for the locally based brand Alxvndra (now known as Poena Excess). Every modeling job I have gotten has been through Instagram. The more I modeled, the more other people started contacting me. Slowly, I started to look at modeling as an actual career for myself.
What are your goals, or what has been your biggest modeling achievement thus far?
My goal is to get more modeling opportunities outside of Detroit. I have enjoyed all the shoots I have done so far and all the people I have worked with. However, I would love to travel more. A dream come true would be to do a shoot in Singapore, where my roots lie.
Photo by photo [email protected]_madam for Supernatural Lingerie