Leila Goldkuhl

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Leila Goldkuhl
Leila Goldkuhl Chloe.jpg
Goldkuhl during Paris Fashion Week S/S 2018
Born (1991-12-30) December 30, 1991 (age 27)
Years active2012–present
Robbie Masterson (m. 2017)
Modeling information
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1][2]
Hair colorDark brown
Eye colorHazel

Leila Goldkuhl (born December 30, 1991)[6][2] is an American fashion model who placed third on the 19th cycle of America's Next Top Model.[7]

Early life and education[edit]

Goldkuhl was born on December 30, 1991 in Framingham, Massachusetts. She attended Framingham High School as a teenager, where she played basketball, volleyball, and lacrosse. After graduating from high school in 2010 Goldkuhl attended Salem State University, where she planned to major in marine biology.[8] She later transferred to the University of Rhode Island to study textiles, fashion merchandising and design before deciding to pursue modeling.[9]

America's Next Top Model[edit]

Goldkuhl's first attempt to join America's Next Top Model was made during the show's casting for cycle 15, when she auditioned in New York and was optioned as a semi-finalist on Tyra.com, but was not selected to proceed further.[9] Contestants Jane Randall and Kendal Brown, both of whom ultimately made the final cast that cycle, were chosen as the winners of this search.[10]

Goldkuhl was eventually selected as a semi-finalist for the show's nineteenth cycle in 2012, where she was chosen as one of the final thirteen contestants.[11] She was originally eliminated in the fifth week of the competition, but the series had introduced a twist involving the newly implemented public vote, which allowed previously eliminated contestants to continue having their photos scored after their elimination.[12] The highest scoring contestant, later revealed to be Goldkuhl, was allowed to rejoin the competition in week 9. She placed third overall.[13]

Modeling career[edit]

In 2013 Goldkuhl was signed with Next Model Management in Los Angeles. She began working locally before traveling abroad to model in Australia and South Korea.[14][2] She was later signed worldwide under representation from Next Model Management, and had her runway debut as a worldwide exclusive for Givenchy during the S/S 16 season in September 2015. She was subsequently featured in the brand's advertising campaign for that season.[15][16] In addition to her work for Givenchy, Goldkuhl has also done advertising work for Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Escada, Hervé Léger, Hugo Boss, H&M, Prada, Just Cavalli, Saks Fifth Avenue, Urban Outfitters, Vera Wang, Zara, Prada, and Calvin Klein.[17][18]

Since her runway debut in 2015, Goldkuhl has walked for several other designers during Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris, including Chanel, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Elie Saab, Lanvin, Hermes, Giambattista Valli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Vera Wang and Versace, among others.[19][20] She has also been featured in editorials for publications like Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Numéro, Oyster, Russh, V, W, and Vogue.[21][22]

In October 2015, Goldkuhl was ranked by Cosmopolitan as one of the most successful contestants of the Top Model franchise.[23] In 2018, she was ranked among the top 50 working models in the fashion industry by Models.com.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Goldkuhl married photographer Robbie Masterson on October 14, 2017.[25] The couple had their first child on June 15, 2018.


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  7. ^ Antonelli, Nick (17 November 2012). "America's Next Top Model Cycle 19, Episode 12 Recap: Death Becums Her". Huffington Post. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  8. ^ Okwodu, Janelle. "Leela Goldkuhl Is Not Just Another Reality TV Star Turned Model". Vogue. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
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  13. ^ "'America's Next Top Model: College Edition' crowns Laura James winner". Reality TV World. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
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  15. ^ Turner, Lianne; Alleyne, Allyssia (2015-09-25). "How to really find the world's next top model". CNN. Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  16. ^ Okwodu, Janelle (2015-09-29). "Looks Like Tyra Was Right: Meet the Top Model Alums Ruling Fashion Month". Vogue. Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  17. ^ "Leila Goldkuhl - Advertising, Work by Year". models.com. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
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  19. ^ "Leila Goldkuhl - Shows, Work by Year". models.com. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
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  22. ^ "Leila Goldkuhl - Editorials". The FMD - FashionModelDirectory.com. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  23. ^ Rees, Alex (20 October 2015). "12 times "Top Model" actually found, you know, a top model". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  24. ^ "Models.com's Top 50 Models". models.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  25. ^ "I Am Success on Instagram: "A lucky fool and his amazing wife. Thanks to everyone who came out and made it such a special day. We love you all."". Instagram. Retrieved 8 February 2018.

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