23-year old Sessilee Lopez was a star from the second she stepped onto her first runway in 2004. But it wasn't until year, when she landed the cover Italian Vogue's "The Black Issue," that the Florida-native suddenly became famous famous. She, along with Arlenis Sosa, Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman, Lopez suddenly became part of a black model elite, landing the most in-demand runway shows, editorials and campaigns. With her strong brows, killer cheekbones and sultry, curving smile, Lopez is one of fashion's most lauded beauties--but in September, it was her new, bobbed hairdo that stole the spotlight. Here, the sepia-skinned goddess chats with us about her hair regimen, what's in her makeup bag, and her favorite model. Bet you can't guess who it is.
“I’m still building as a model, but the biggest moment of my career so far was shooting ‘The Black Issue’ for Italian Vogue,” says Lopez, seen here on Tuleh’s Spring 2010 runway. “Working with a tremendously talented photographer like Stephen Meisel, and being featured on the cover with Naomi and Liya truly changed my career.”