Issa Lish

By
Photography Christian Brylle

Published January 10, 2017

PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN BRYLLE. MODEL: ISSA LISH/WOMEN MANAGEMENT. CASTING: DAVID CHEN. SPECIAL THANKS: FAST ASHLEYS.

Model Issa Lish jokes that she aspires to be “Mariah Carey’s emergency contact.” Raised in Mexico City by Japanese and Mexican parents, and now based in New York City, Lish made her runway debut in 2013. Now, she’s a favorite of Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs—starring in multiple campaigns for both brands. 

THE PERSON I ADMIRE THE MOST:
Lady Fag. She’s a woman that really knows herself well.

QUESTIONS I CAN’T ANSWER: 
If I can’t answer, I just can’t.

MY GREATEST ADVENTURE:
Running around the city trying to find Tajin chili.

EVENTS I WISH I’D WITNESSED: 
The last Mötley Crüe-Alice Cooper concert because I fucking love them.

THINGS I’D LIKE TO IMPROVE ABOUT MYSELF: 
Stop overthinking and be more relaxed.

GAMES I PLAY:
Hide and seek by myself.

MY GREATEST VICE: 
Overthinking.

THINGS I’LL BE REMEMBERED BY:
Sassy comments. (I have a weird sense of humor; I never actually mean them in a bad way.)

SOME THINGS I’D RATHER FORGET:
The pain of when I broke my leg.

MY IDEA OF HAPPINESS: 
Fluffy, rugged walls and nice lighting. 

ONE LAST FAVOR I’D LIKE TO ASK:
Bring me PB&J and coconut cream doughnuts from Doughnut Plant. 

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