Posted on: 09/07/2016

5 things to know about model Selena Forrest

If the name Selena Forrest sounds new to you, then you haven"t been paying attention. The soon-to-be it-girl - who you may recognize as the glorious mane in DKNY"s fall 2016 ad campaign initially made her foray into modeling via a one-off campaign with international fashion website Farfetch. That gig then gave way to a 2015 contract with L.A. Models and, later, Next Management, which saw Forrest through a revolving door of runway gigs from here to Rome. Her latest triumph as fashion"s favorite up-and-comer? A feature with New YorkMagazine"s The Cut. Below, we break down the five key takeaways from the interview. Forrest personally removed her braces to secure her first modeling gig. After L.A. Models agency informed the teen that she would have to prematurely remove her braces, Forrest reached out to her orthodontist for a cost estimate. "I called the dentist and they were like, "Its gonna be $1100 to take it off before the due date and $300 for a retainer. So I was like, Oh no."" As Forrest explains, she became her own dentist that day.