Koa Smith For Alexander Wang

Koa Smith For Alexander Wang

A VMAN/Ford Model search finalist already has a campaign

A VMAN/Ford Model search finalist already has a campaign

Text: Ian David Monroe

The VMAN/Ford Model Search has yielded some serious talent; just look at Matthew Terry, our 2011 winner, who went on to star in countless Calvin Klein ad campaigns, the biggest of which caused quite a stir when it aired during a Super Bowl halftime. Now, without even an announced winner, our 2015 contenders are already nabbing some major work. Koa Smith, one of five finalists, appears in Alexander Wang’s 10th anniversary celebratory ads, lensed by Steven Klein. The campaign is collaboration with the charitable organization Do Something that rallies the masses and puts their collective influence to work on a wide vary of causes.

Smith, also a successful and sponsored surfer, is right at home with industry heavyweights like Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss, Taraji P. Henson, and 33 more boldface names. In terms of star power, there’s not a single campaign that even comes close, making it the perfect debut for a VMAN/Ford Model Search finalist. Where Smith’s new career as a model will take him is yet to be seen, but we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes peeled.

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