Lucky Blue Smith, the 17-year-old, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, six-foot-three Mormon model sensation is definitely no stranger to the world of social media or the fashion world. According to Starpulse.com “the male model has got so many fans, people are already calling him the ‘Justin Beiber of the fashion industry!’ He already has 1.2 million followers on Instagram alone. That is considered an unusual feat especially for male models who are not usually known for becoming icons.
Modeling is a Family Affair
Lucky has been modeling since the young age of 12 when Hedi Slimane shot him for a Vogue Hommes Japan portfolio. Since then, his modeling career has flourished, allowing him to amass the kind of fan base that is typically reserved for movie stars and boy-band members.
Before he was 15, he was modeling for Levi’s and Gap. He has also modeled for Tommy Hilfiger. In 2014, he landed a Calvin Klein campaign. Now, at the age of 17, he has appeared on the catwalk for Versace, Balmain, Bottega, Veneta and Etro during recent fashion shows. And he’s also the new face of Tom Ford’s AW 15 campaign.
His three siblings, Starlie, Daisy and Pyper have modeled with him and all four are signed to the Next Models Agency. Style even named Lucky as one of the hottest menswear models of 2016.
Music is His Passion
Modeling may have helped to launch Lucky’s career, but his true passion is music. He and his three sisters Pyper America, Queen Starlie, and Daisy Clementine comprise a rock ‘n’ roll band known as The Atomics. He is the drummer for the group and describes their sound as “drum and bass grooves with a dash of reverb and really cool harmonies.” The group is set to release an album later this year, and with the support of Lucky’s loyal fans, the Atomics will probably reach the top of the charts in record time.
In March 2015, before their debut concert in New York City, Lucky spoke with Style.com about modeling, influences, and what it’s like to make music with his family.
I got my drums when I was around 7 for Christmas one year, and my sisters got instruments as well. My dad taught us and we kind of just played; when I was about 11 or 12 we started thinking about making music and playing as a band seriously. We started out just doing covers and now we’re writing our own stuff as a group. We’re still a work in progress and our sound is evolving, but it’s all very fun. I play the drums; Pyper, who is almost 18, plays bass; Daisy, who is 19, plays lead guitar; and Starlie, who is 21, plays rhythm and is lead vocals. I can’t imagine being in a band without them; I wouldn’t have it any other way.
As for artists who have influenced him musically, he names Chuck Berry whom his dad introduced his music to at an early age, the Black Keys, the Killers, and the Strokes. Basically he says that he will listen to almost anything as long as it is good.
When asked how he views music and fashion interacting, he replied, “They’re two totally different things, but I get the same rush before I play a show that I get before I go out and walk for a big designer. They’re both just really rad things to do. Music inspires fashion and fashion inspires music; they influence each other in so many ways.”