If it’s true, and Karlie Kloss is taking the week off, there’s room for a new face (or two) to steal her spotlight (for a minute). Marihenny Rivera’s certainly up to the task. The Dominican-born model’s not exactly unseasoned, she’s walked Louis Vuitton, Prada and Miu Miu and earned enough comparisons to Naomi Campbell to set her up for life in the confidence department. Last season, Katie Grand cast Rivera to open Giles‘ SS12 show and Terry Richardson scrambled to get her into his studio ASAP. We snagged the giggling 19-year-old for a quick chat pre-NYFW.
Hometown: Sabana Grande de Boya, Dominican Republic
Zodiac sign: Taurus
How would your best friend describe you in 5 words?
I just asked her and she said: Honest, friendly, crazy, funny and pretty much down to earth.
Karaoke song of choice?
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!”
Painting and embroidery.
Who makes you LOL on Twitter?
I’m not a big Twitter fan. But I laugh when I see the crazy tweets in Portuguese from Vanusa Savaris and Yamilka Perez who tweet so many different things in one minute.
Worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard?
I heard a few, but there is one that I can’t even say…
What song is currently stuck in your head?
“Promise” by Romeo Santos and Usher and “We Found Love” by Rihanna.
If you weren’t a model, you’d be:
What did you eat for breakfast?
I had a vegetable omelet and orange juice.
Biggest model misconception?
That models aren’t friendly, or fake.