BRIANNA LESSIE

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

I was born in Los Angeles, California in 1994, of a Mexican mother and African American father.  We lived there until I was about 6 years old. Then because of job opportunities for my parents, my family - now including my brother who is 4 years my junior - moved to Minnesota where I lived until after my senior year of high school.

During the Summer of 2012, I was signed to my first modeling agency based in Minneapolis. I thought it would be something fun to try before studying Accounting in the fall. After having the amazing opportunity to be a part of a Prince music video, I fell in love with the art of creating and I decided I wanted to continue pursing modeling. I was then offered a contract with Ford Models in Miami and moved there October 2013. In 2015, I was offered a contract in NYC with Wilhelmina Models and internationally as well. I spent time modeling in Dubai and Cape Town, SA for months at a time, which were life changing experiences.

I have now been living and working as a model in New York for the past 6 years. I am currently represented by Muse Model Management. I have been able to work with some amazing brands and people. I am honored to work with the amazing team at Muse and it’s been such a pleasure to work with all the creatives within this beautiful and vibrant city.

HOW DO YOU STYLE YOUR MARFA STANCE?

I like to style my Marfa Stance with a pair of white tennis shoes and a comfortable pair of jogger pants.