The emphasis of family still rings true today in the ever-changing fast-paced lifestyles of current models. This is definitely a reality for 18-year-old model, Karah Railey. Born into a family who taught her hard work through entrepreneurship, Ms. Railey does not take any opportunity for granted. Behind the scenes of the glitz and excitement, models like Karah have to have the right mind-set, work with purpose and always be able and ready to prove themselves. There’s something magical and special about walking into a room, not knowing a soul and making everyone in and out of that space fall in love with all that you have to offer. And Karah Railey has done just that.

An entrepreneur herself from the age of 9, Karah has already thrived within this highly competitive and intense modeling industry. She takes lessons from her childhood, parents and business ventures to stay focused on her task at hand. The race for acceptance and hardships of the dreaded rejections in this industry has not stopped Karah from pursuing her dreams. Inspired by the movie, The Devil Wears Prada, Karah sets her goals on someday walking the runways of Paris Fashion Week. As a professional who always has to have a winner’s mentality, Karah takes challenges and hardships as a learning opportunity to push her forward.

Credits: Creative Director/HMUA-Takiyah Green; Model-Karah Railey; Agency-Z1 Models and Talent; Photographer-Victor Newton; Photographer’s Assistant-Equita Williams; Custom Grey Fur Jacket-Danae Heckstall

Written By: Takiyah Green