The emergence of the ‘mini’ model: 5 short gals to have on your radar

Shorts girls have come to slay

We don’t often see short models on the covers of high fashion magazines or striding down the runway, however after seeing the likes of 5 ft. 6 Twiggy and Devon Aoki’s 5 ft. 5 figure take their fashion eras by storm, we believe petite princesses can make it big.

Check out some profiles of emerging mini models changing the game:


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Genesis Vega: 5 ft. 0
@genvegaa: 89.7k followers

Clearly proud to be a mini model with the words ‘Petite is the new model’ heading her Insta bio, the native New Yorker has Vogue, Nike and Nasty Gal in her CV of modelling gigs.


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Amina Blue: 5 ft. 1 590k followers

Having walked the Yeezy runway five times, the half-German, half- Pakistani model is making her mark by appearing in music videos with A$AP Ferg, 50 Cent and Future, and shooting up a storm with the likes of Tom Ford, Complex and Refinery 29.

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Remi Lewis: 5 ft. 4
@remi.lewis: 19.1k followers

The 17-year-old singer-songwriter and self-professed ‘Bratz Doll’ from Brooklyn, is a reoccurring face of American Deadstock, has shot with Milk Makeup, and has modelled exclusively for Sami Miro Vintage, a favourite store of Kylie Jenner.

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Diana Veras: 5 ft. 7
@mynamesdiana: 230k followers

Signed with Jag Models NYC and a popular face Instagram face, the mini model has seen the lights of Harper’s Bazaar, shot with Teen Vogue, been involved in a Glamour campaign and appeared in several MAC video advertisements.

Alexis Jae: Petite model
@aalexisjae: 68.6k followers

The soon to be stylist slash designer, who stated Marilyn Manson as her beauty icon, has worked with the likes Nylon Japan, Teen Vogue, Seventeen and has appeared in an Adidas campaign, all the while being called a modern muse by i-D.

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Words: Aasha-Samara Nimo