She first walked the ramp in 2017 for YSL after being discovered on social media when modelling wasn’t even on her mind. Today, this Puerto Rico star is represented by agencies, has walked in several runway shows, and is carving out her own niche in the industry. Meet Mileshka Cortes. Photographed by Mara Sommer
Is there a book you've read recently that resonates with you?
“The Dice Man” is a great book about the reality of everyone, about something we do every single day and how each of them can build or destroy everything. It’s about decisions.
How were you discovered as a model?
I was discovered by Facebook when I wasn’t even thinking about modelling as something I could or would do.
Your beauty ideals?
I believe in authenticity, diversity, and value that we give to ourselves. I believe that nothing is good or bad, ugly or beautiful because everything is special. I believe in me and the fact that nothing is perfect and I love that.
Photography | Mara Sommer
Styling & Production | Zeenat Wilkinson
Makeup & Fashion Assistant | Rae Sacha