Sexy, chic, and poise are the three words best-fitting for super model Grace Bol.
Of course that statement isn’t because she’s my favorite’ist model on the planet – okay well maybe just a little, but Grace’s beauty and physique when in front of the camera displays a connection that you just don’t see with a lot of other models. The value that she brings to fashion is very rare and extremely artistic.
Bearing a strong resemblance to super model peer Alek Wek, Bol too was born in south Sudan. However, with the constant turmoil of her homeland, circumstances eventually warranted her to migrate to the United States.
While settling in her new home of Kansas City, Missouri, Bol was highly encouraged by her peers to participate in one of the state’s scouting contests. However, she was declared “too high fashion” for the event and was rendered the suggestion of taking her talents to a more fashionable region such as Europe or New York. So as sure as the sky is blue, Bol packed-up her things, headed for New York, and has yet to look back.
The 27 year old has since made a solid name for herself in the fashion industry. Some say she’s picked up the family legacy that her late uncle, former NBA star Manute Bol left behind, and as that may be true it can’t be denied that Bol has no problem holding her own. She’s currently signed with multiple high-end modeling agencies within New York (The Lions), Milan (Why Not Model Management), Paris (Oui Management), Hamburg (Core Artist Management), as well as London (The Hive Management). Her periodical appearances are many, ranging from the Wall Street Journal and Dazed, to international magazines like Numéro and Vogue’s across the world.
Her catwalk presence is endless, so much to the point that the question has to be “who hasn’t she sauntered for”. Thom Browne, Burberry, Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, and Daks are only a few household labels that she’s slayed the runway for, and just recently the 2017 Victoria Secret x Balmain show held in Shanghai. Bol has also appeared in several advertisements throughout her tenure with the likes of Beyoncé’s Ivy Park and L’Oreal cosmetics.
It doesn’t matter which designer the 5’11 model is wearing, or what magazine or advertisement she’s photo shooting for, her swaggers-style in front of the camera is parallel to the perfect verse over a tight beat.