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16-Year-Old Mormon Model 'Taking the World By Storm'

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In January, Business of Fashion called Lucky Blue Smith "Insta-famous" with 285,000 followers on Instagram.

At 500,000 followers, Teen Vogue said he was "the male model of the moment."

Then in March, when that number had ballooned to 800,000, Yahoo! Beauty reported that Lucky Blue Smith was "taking the world by storm." New York Post called him "a rising star in the industry."

Today, just over a month later, he has more than 1 million followers.

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Smith's meteoric rise to fame came just after the 16-year-old from Spanish Fork, Utah, made his debut at Fashion Week, where he walked for 12 different brands. He's also been in campaigns for Levi's, Adidas, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, and other big-name brands. 

But don't think the fame is about to go to his head. Speaking to his values, Smith told Business of Fashion, “I don’t want to be one of those kids who gets famous and then changes and becomes cocky." In fact, as of February, Be reports that he and his family of six still lived in a humble two-bedroom apartment. 

Smith is also known for his plans to follow the rules and live the law of chastity--a tough choice to stick up for given his profession.  

Learn more about how he got into modeling from his adorably awkward and squeaky-clean replies while on The Ellen Show last month:

Now's your chance to be a model like Lucky Blue Smith!

Lucky Blue Smith's agency, NEXT Model Management, is coming out to Utah this Saturday to check out the local model scene. NEXT Model Management focuses on keeping morals and things in check when they scout and develop a model. 

Here are the details, if you're in Utah: 

Top international agency NEXT Model Management is joining NIYA Model Management in hosting a statewide model search. The search will take place this Saturday May 9th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Jordan High School (95 E Beetdigger Blvd, Sandy, 84070).

The winner will receive an incredible prize package, consisting of a contract with NIYA Model Management, a $300 gift card to Kingdom and State, a photoshoot for their portfolio, a custom made shirt from Perfectly Suited, and a free haircut/styling session at Phillip William Salon, plus invaluable exposure to some of the top agents in the country, as well as local companies.

The casting is open to men, women and children aged 4-40. We have various categories including but not limited to: curve, petite, kids, juniors/teens, adult lifestyle, and fitness.

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