Sauce Shoots | Meet Mileshka Cortes

Sauce Shoots | Meet Mileshka Cortes

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

 

Belt, used as a cropped top, SYMETRIA, $300 | Pants, TAYLOR, $467 | Earrings, 08 JEWELLERY, $310 — all from THE SHELTER

Where are you from?

I’m from Corozal, Puerto Rico—‘La isla del encanto’

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.

Mara Sommer


OLLI top, $170 | KSUBI Jeans, POA, RICHARD HUANG, Silver shirt dress, POA

I grew up with my grandparents and we always did the simplest stuff but, for me, it was more than perfect; like camping, going to the beach, or fishing. We never really ate outside because we needed to save money but I never had the desire either because my grandma is an amazing cook.
Mara Sommer

Top, $1295 | Skirt, $1150 | Bag, $865 — All MM6 | Earrings, 08 JEWELLERY, $310 — All from THE SHELTER

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.

Mara Sommer

Hailstone Coat, $749& Chloe Skirt, $340, both, from MINA  | DANIELLE PONT Purple top, POA |Slides, Stylist’s Own

Mara Sommer
Mara Sommer

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

Model | Mileshka Cortes, Clyne Models