Mariah Carey and Leonardo DiCaprio Get Down

W Magazine and IMG Models celebrate the #WmagModelSearch on Instagram—and the woman of the hour, Alexis Primous—with a stylish dance party.

Edward Enninful, Alexis Primous, and Stefano Tonchi

Her first shoot was with Mario Sorrenti and Edward Enninful. Her first runway show was Derek Lam. And the first fashion party thrown in her honor drew Naomi Campbell, Maria Carey, and Leonardo DiCaprio—and featured a flash mob courtesy of The Dance Cartel. It’s the stuff that aspiring models dream of, but for Alexis Primous, who won the #WmagModelSearch on Instagram, it’s real life. Still, at Monday evening’s W Magazine and IMG Models party at One World Trade Center, Primous managed to play it cool—at least until she met her idol Shanina Shaik. “I’m at a loss for words!” she said after, mentioning she’s met more than a few idols this week. Who, exactly? “I don’t like to name drop…” she demurred.

The model was, however, happy to share the wisdom she’s gleaned during her short career. “You can learn from just about anybody—your hairstylist, your makeup artist, the photographer, your bookers,” Primous said. “The biggest thing I’ve learned is just to listen.” Also on hand was runner up Nicole Troccoli, who held her own among a crowd of IMG all-stars like Coco Rocha, Elsa Hosk, and Devon Windsor. Her most valuable lesson? “To keep a level head and be grounded.” Mission accomplished.

Photos: Mariah Carey and Leonardo DiCaprio Get Down

Edward Enninful, Alexis Primous, and Stefano Tonchi. Photo by

Mariah Carey in front of “One World Trade Center Series,” by Greg Goldberg. Photo by

Ciara. Photo by

Giovanna Battaglia. Photo by

Kelly Osbourne. Photo by

Cayley King, McKinley Hill, Taylor Hill, and Sara Sampaio. Photo by

Zac Posen and Bethann Hardison. Photo by

Chiara Ferragni. Photo by

Langley Fox Hemingway and Rebecca Dayan. Photo by

Hari Nef. Photo by

Martha Hunt and Lindsey Grossman. Photo by

Anna Dello Russo. Photo by

Tobias Sorensen and Jasmine Tookes. Photo by

The Dance Cartel. Photo by Jin Moon.

Nicole Troccoli. Photo by

Coco Rocha. Photo by

Rose McGowan and Jeremy Kost. Photo by

Soo Joo Park. Photo by

Jillian Mercado. Photo by

Devon Windsor. Photo by

Cara Santana and Jesse Metcalfe. Photo by

The Dance Cartel. Photo by Jin Moon.

TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann. Photo by

Leigh Lezark. Photo by

Kris Gottschalk. Photo by

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Sara Sampaio. Photo by

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