Above you see a picture from Hye Rim Park's first test shoot she did with us. This shoot took place soon after we discovered her in Utah, and then started to build her career. It took a while for the industry to embrace Hye, there were not a lot of Asian top models at the time. In fact after she started booking jobs she told Teen Vogue, “There aren‘t many Asian models, so I felt really proud to walk for such a high-profile designer like Miuccia Prada.”
We weren't dissuaded by the fact that there were not a lot of Asian model success stories before Hye, because we knew she had potential and we worked and worked until other people started realizing that as well. Hye has booked some incredible campaigns, walked the highest level of high fashion runways, and she has appeared on multiple covers of Vogue. She also ushered in a movement of top models who are Asian, and we are proud so proud that we had a part of that. So reflecting on her career and how far she has come since her first test shoot is especially poignant to us. For more details on Hye's career check out her models.com profile here, and her profile for New York Magazine here.