Mormon Model Becomes Instantly Famous in Europe

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Lucky Blue Smith, a 6’3” sixteen-year-old from Utah, has skyrocketed to fame in the fashion world.

Smith, who has been compared to River Phoenix and Brad Pitt, became an “Insta-famous” male Mormon model on Instagram. With over 285,000 followers, most of them being teenage girls, Smith’s fan base continues to expand and broaden.

This fashion season was Smith’s freshman show season as a model. Smith has booked Tom Ford, Dunhill, Etro, Philipp Plein, Bottega Veneta and Fendi. Saint Laurent has put Smith on hold every season since he was 14.

At 10 years old Smith and his older sister Daisy Clementine were discovered by a model scout in Utah and sent to Next Models Los Angeles. Alexis, the director of the agency, asked Smith to come back in a couple of years. On a family road trip to California, two years later, they stopped by Next and the whole Smith family was signed on the spot.

Smith currently lives with his parents and three older sisters on Hollywood Boulevard in a two-bedroom apartment. The parents are in one room, the four siblings in another. “It was a family decision to move to California from Utah,” said Smith’s mother Sheridan Smith in an interview with BoF. “It hasn’t been easy, but if one of us succeeds, we all succeed.”

Lucky Blue Smith attributes his values to his Mormon faith.

I don’t want to be one of those kids who gets famous and then changes and becomes cocky.

“That’s why it’s so important to me to try and take a photo with every girl who comes to see me,” Smith told BoF. “I don’t really get why they seem to like me so much, but if I can make them feel happy by sticking around and that makes their day better, then what’s an extra 30 minutes to me? What else am I going to be doing?”

Smith continues to model and is slowly becoming a fashion phenomenon.

Bridget is a newsroom writer at LDS.net. She graduated in April 2015 from Brigham Young University in communications with an emphasis of public relations. She served a Spanish speaking LDS mission in McAllen, Texas. She is a skilled pianist and an expert baker of chocolate chip cookies.