It was a simple stroll through Chelsea with his father that changed Trè Samuels‘ life instantly. While on the way to lunch, the 16-year-old was approached by Re:Quest agents, who took an interest in his looks and asked if he had any previous modeling experience. They insisted that Samuels visit their office, which he did after he and his father checked the legitimacy of the agency. After observing his face and walk, Re:Quest offered him a contract which he signed the next day.
Samuels’ first major job was for Prada as their exclusive new face for the SS16 show in Milan. Immediately afterwards, he was booked back to back to walk for Valentino, Dior Homme, Hermès, Lanvin, and Y-3. The African-Australian model recalls his initial feelings after walking the shows, “I was proud to represent ethnic diversity in an industry that’s been heavily criticised for favouring cookie-cutter models. I felt like I was apart of a new movement.”
Samuels is also a musician. At the age of 10, he was discovered by Atlantic Records after a video of him singing Usher‘s “Climax” went viral. Music is one of his biggest passions that he has managed to balance in with his newfound modeling career. He now has an EP titled “Lost in Translation” (or “L.I.T”) that he released in 2016.
With his signature curls and sharp facial features, Trè Samuels is a face that the industry can’t get enough of. He has accomplished so much at his young age, and we can expect to see more of him and his success in the future.