When she was 16, Sosa intended to further her education incommunication studiesinSanto Domingo, but while walking in Copey with her family, designer Luis Menieur, her mother’s agent, spotted her. He complimented Sosa and told her she could be a model inNew York.
For two and half years, Sosa had to cope with thecolour prejudiceof some Dominican designers, while she worked as a model in her homeland. Although she could not speak English when she moved to New York, she walked intoMarilyn Modelsin March 2008 and was signed on the spot.
Sosa dove head-first into the fashion industry, withAnna Wintoursending her to theMet Ballduring her first week in New York. Two weeks after she signed, she booked her first editorials for major magazines.Sosa made her runway debut forBanana Republic’s fall/winter 2008 collection, and she later walked for theDiorResort show and opened forOscar de la Renta.
Sosa has walked for some of the most prestigious designers and fashion houses in the world, She participated inVictoria’s Secret’s fashion show in 2008. Sosa, who is known for her full lips, became the face ofLancômein September 2008. Photo Credit: Getty