Rising catwalker Grace Bol opens up to NY mag about getting mistaken for Alek Wek, getting cast by Riccardo Tisci and more. In her words:
NY: How did you first get discovered?
GB: I was born in Sudan but moved to Kansas City, Missouri, when I was very young. At school, my teachers always told me I should model, but I was really into basketball. One day, I went to the mall, and there was an open call with an agency, and these people forced me to go in and enter. So I figured why not, and I signed with them. I only stayed with them for a bit because they said I was “too high fashion” and that I should go to New York. And ever since, I never left this city! It’s been two and a half years now.