Laneya Grace

Quick Facts about Laneya Grace

  • Full Names: Laneya Grace
  • Born on: 23rd June 2004
  • Place of Birth: San Francisco Bay, California
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Model
  • Net worth: $ 2 Million
  • Marital Status: Unmarried

Laneya is a model popular for her appearance in the music video of Wake Me Up by the late DJ Avicii. Her striking green eyes and contagious smile is the charm that lands her contracts from famous brands like Guess and Ralph Lauren.

Laneya’s Background

She was born in San Francisco in June 2004 to Thomas Stevenson. Her mother’s name is unknown, and she has a younger sister called Kay.

Her Modeling Career

Just before her sister was born, her parents took her on vacation to prepare her psychologically because the infant would take away all the attention she had enjoyed alone. While there, the family took a few pictures on the beach.

Later, her parents sent the pictures to the San Francisco branch of Ford Models, and it did not take long before they received a call. Since she was a minor, the school provided the work permit needed before hiring a child. Her first modeling event was for Macy’s, and she worked with Ford Models for about four years before she sought another agency because Ford was not contracting young models anymore.

Asked about her experience at FORD during an interview when she was 12 years old, she said her appearance at the time, since she had braces, did not look very appealing. So, she was quite happy when she took them off just before joining JE Model based in San Francisco.

Currently, she has a contract at JE Model, she is an influencer with The Osbrink Agency and a theatrical model with Henderson Represents Inc.

Despite the fame she enjoys as a model, she lives like an ordinary teenager on Instagram. She posts pictures of her family and friends and takes mirror selfies. Only occasionally she does post professional photos. She shares pictures of her pets on social media too, and one such picture introduces her fans to her kittens, Luke and Leia. Her Instagram account has over 300,000 followers as of January 2021.

She conveys her vibrant personality in her videos on TikTok. Her content there includes dance videos, duets, and videos of her opinion on events like the political rhetoric around the US elections. Her following on TikTok is modest with less than 20,000 followers as of January 2021. Her father manages her social media accounts and he says he wants to protect her and teach her about self-image so that she can expect respect and be respectful too.

Other Interests

She’s learning how to play the guitar and loves outdoor adventures like rock climbing. She also mentions her love for Thai boxing, and she works out in a gym too. When Laneya was younger, around 12 years old, skateboarding was among her favorite activities. Also, on Sunday she would attend Church then go for a stroll in the park.

In conclusion, Laneya’s effortless modeling talent has taken her beyond the vision her father had when he took pictures of her on the beach. Undoubtedly, the world is yet to see the full potential of this young model who looks up to industry leaders like Gigi Hadid.