A Model on a mission

The National Post has said that “If Al Gore and Elle McPherson ever had a daughter, she may have turned out like Summer Rayne Oakes.” An environmental scientist and entomologist by training, Oakes started modeling as a teenager to connect her passion for the environment to a more mainstream audience. Her decision to align her image with more environmentally-minded brands combined with growing industry consciousness around sustainability, has propelled her career into the international spotlight where she has become recognized as The World’s First Eco-Model. Over the years, Oakes has appeared on the pages of Elle, L’Officiel, Vanity Fair, French Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Amica, Above, Shape, Natural Health and others. “Her passion and drive not only represent a new kind of model – but a new zeitgeist,” say Faith Kates, owner of NEXT Model Management. “She may be the archetype of the twenty-first century supermodel,” writes Jack Yan, publisher of Lucire Magazine. “If she has a fault, it may be that she is ahead of her time, and the world is catching up.”

 


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