Ysaunny Brito

By
Photography Christian Brylle

Published March 21, 2017

PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN BRYLLE. MODEL: YSAUNNY BRITO/THE SOCIETY. CASTING: DAVID CHEN. SPECIAL THANKS: FAST ASHLEYS.

“I’m a simple island girl in a big city trying to make it,” says model Ysaunny Brito. Born in the Dominican Republic, Brito began her career in 2013 when she walked for Dior, Kenzo, Giambattista Valli, Alexander McQueen, and Louis Vuitton. She has since proved herself an industry staple, landing a coveted spot on Models.com‘s Top 50 rankings with editorials in Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue as well as many FW17 runway appearances, including Balmain, Derek Lam, Michael Kors, Zimmermann, Creatures of the Wind, Prabal Gurung, Public School, Alexander Wang, and Jeremy Scott. Despite all of these successes, Brito’s outlook remains simple: “I admire lots of people but I like to be just the way I am,” she says.

PERSON I ADMIRE THE MOST:
My mother.
 
EVENTS I’D WISHED I’D WITNESSED:
To have gone to a Beatles concert.
 
MY IDEA OF HAPPINESS:
Being around all of the people that I love.
 
GAMES I PLAY:
GTA IV, GTA V, Guitar Hero, Destiny, Need for Speed, and my username is Ysaunny3 on PS4.
 
MY VICE:
I don’t tell all of my secrets, that’s my vice.
 
MY GREATEST ADVENTURE:
Four-wheeling with [my] siblings.

THINGS I’D LIKE TO IMPROVE ABOUT MYSELF:
To communicate better with people.

SOME THINGS I’D RATHER FORGET:
Past experiences in love.

THINGS THAT INSPIRE ME:
Music (playing instruments) and watching documentaries.

ONE LAST FAVOR I’D LIKE TO ASK:
I would have to get to that point in my life to see what favor I need.

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