Meet Cara Delevingne's New Model Pal! We Speak To The New Face Of DKNY

15 July 2014 by

[Cara Delevingne Instagram]

Jalen Dominique is super busy right now. He's one of six new faces scouted on Instagram to appear in the campaign for Cara Delevingne's DKNY collection and is currently on a 10-hour shoot in the same location where Beyonce shot the 'Yonce' visuals.

Describing the whole experience as a 'dream', he chatted to Grazia Daily about how he's gone from doing hair out of his apartment to bagging one of the top modelling campaigns in the country.

Grazia Daily: What were you doing before you got scouted for Cara's campaign?

I was making a living in Houston, Texas by doing hair out of my apartment. I had modelled before, but never on the same scale. It's super dope to see your work kind of pay off. It's all been a dream!

Grazia Daily: What was the Instagram picture that bagged you the job?

It's funny because it was the first day I put my hair in puffballs and it was as a joke! I ended up really liking it so I uploaded a picture to Instagram with the caption 'there's a reason for this' referring to my hair and that was the picture they picked.

Grazia Daily: How did you find out you'd been picked?

I found out I'd been picked literally four days before flying to New York City through a email and phone call from the team. I didn't believe it was real, I swore it was a scam! Lets just say im so thankful that it wasn't.

Grazia Daily: What was it like meeting Cara?

I've always thought Cara was a super cool chick and of course a bad-ass supermodel! It was everything and more. She's honestly so down-to-earth and its very rare to meet a soul like hers. Our birthdays a day apart! Lets go team Leo!

Grazia Daily: Did she give you any advice?

One thing I took from Cara was her authenticity. Remaining true to yourself and embracing your individuality is very important and everything about her screams that. I love it. I truly appreciate the fact she's a huge advocate for individuality. 

Grazia Daily: How many Instagram followers have you gained since the big reveal?

If you go on Cara's Instagram, she uploaded a video of my phone going crazy! I literally received notifications for an hour non-stop to the point where my phone wouldn't hold charge at all. 

Grazia Daily: What's next for you? 

Greatness, haha!

Jalen's not the only model starring in Cara's new DKNY campaign. See all six of the new faces in our round-up below... 


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