At only 18 years old, Lindsey Wixson has a modelling portfolio that makes us wonder just how far this Beauty Crush’s career will take her.

Her life as a top model began when, at age 12, the girl from Wichita, Kansas decided she wanted to walk runways for a living. However, when she was 15 and tried to find an agency, agencies and casting directors were reluctant to take her, thinking that her look ‘would not translate well on and off the runway’. This all changed after photographer Steven Meisel saw a video of her on and selected her for an Italian Vogue shoot. Not bad for a first job!

As a result of her big breakthrough, Lindsey landed exclusive spots opening and closing for designer Miuccia Prada’s Spring 2010 shows. She soon stepped into the limelight as a model to watch, featuring in so many campaigns that she has been compared to the far more experienced Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss. She has since starred in ads for Versace, Mulberry, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen. Her charming gapped teeth and stunning rosebud pout have also been on the cover of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Style and I-D magazine.

This beauty crush is well on her way to becoming a modelling icon!

Chisanga Mukuka, CT intern