Talk about lucky breaks!
Ms. Sosa was a student majoring in communications and doing charitable work with her church on behalf of those living with diabetes when a local designer spotted her and sent her photo to a friend at the Marilyn Agency in New York.
She flew to the city–her first time out of the Dominican Republic–and the agency signed her on the spot. At 5’11, with sparkling eyes and one of the most beautiful smiles in the industry, Ms. Sosa quickly captivated editors and photographers alike.
She will make her catwalk debut during New York’s Spring 2009 Fashion Week and will appear on the runways of more than a dozen designers, including Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Narciso Rodriguez, Anna Sui, Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Som and Rag & Bone.
Arlenis also appeared in the famous Italian Vogue “Black Issue”, pictured above.
We wish Arlenis the best of luck and can't wait to see her cosmetic ads!