This Week’s Model: Lindsey Wixson

Who says childhood dreams don't come true? At the tender age of 12, Lindsey Wixson (seen here backstage at Miu Miu spring 2010) got in her head that she wanted to be a model. The...


What did your parents say when you told them you wanted to model? My mom was like, “are you sure you want to do this?” She didn’t know what was going on. Luckily, I had an older sister and so my parents were like, “Teenagers go through phases and it’s going to be okay.” They really have stood behind me the entire way.

From left: Prada spring 2010; Miu Miu spring 2010

So after doing a few smaller shows in New York; how did you open Prada? Well, I don’t really know! I think it had a lot to do with the Italian Vogue buzz. I was very, very, very lucky.

From left: Brian Reyes spring 2010; Cynthia Steffe spring 2010

What was it like meeting Miuccia? It was great—and intimidating. You see her accomplishments and see why where she’s gotten to be where she is. She knows what she wants. I aspire to be like her.

How does it feel to be the face of Miu Miu? I was so excited. I mean, knowing that they don’t normally have a one-girl campaign, I was just shocked. It was really nice because rather than being just one actress or one celebrity, it was just me! I really love the brand. I remember clearly seeing the Kirsten Dunst 2008 campaign in all the fashion magazines and how it was all about Miu Miu.

Miu Miu’s spring 2010 ad campaign

We heard that on the set of the W “Run of Show” story you asked for a bra when wearing a see through top. A lot of other models wouldn’t have done that. I’m 15 and even though I freaked a little, I know for a fact that my mom would freak ten times as much. I just couldn’t be flashing everyone out there.

How have the boys at school responded to your career? I think they’re more interested. Before a lot of guys were intimidated, but now they’re just like, “Hey, how you doing?”

Wixson in “Break the spell” shot by Daniel Jackson for i-D Magazine’s December 2009 issue

Are you dating anyone right now? I’m not. I think it be really horrible since I’m always traveling. I would just have to up and leave for a month and then come back and be like, “Hey! I had to kiss a boy in a shoot! I’m sorry! Haha!”

Wixson shot by Tim Zaragoza on the cover of City Magazine’s December 2009 issue; backstage at Miu Miu spring 2010

Check back next Tuesday for the next installment of “The Skinny.” Read our previous model Q&As here.