Introducing New York City's Own, Iysee Sowerby
Photo: Maximo Xtravaganza

Iysee Sowerby: Introducing New York City’s Own Determined Model

Iysee Sowerby, a New York City-native hopes to change the conversation about height requirements in the modeling industry and dreams of modeling for Fenty.


Age: 27

Height: 5’9

Instagram: @kingiysee

Where were you born? New York City.

Ethnicity: Mixed Black

Zodiac Sign: Libra 

Favorite things: Dance, Clothes, and travel memories.

What music are you listening to at the moment? It depends on my mood or what I want to explore (culture, emotion, story, etc.). I love music in general, but Greentea Peng, Mulatto, Emanuel, etc., is where I am at the moment.

What has 2020 taught you? Make time for yourself and if a door doesn’t open, create one.

Three things the pandemic forced you to change? 

  • Focus
  • Habits
  • Perception

Favorite movie and tv show: The Craft and My Wife & Kids.

Favorite designer, fragrance, and beauty/grooming products? Designer: Balmain, Fragrance: Givenchy Pi, and all-natural products (oils, plants, etc.)/Curiology.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? Outside of the arts in general, I would be interested in becoming a behavioral scientist or psychiatrist.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway? If it’s a vibe, it’s a vibe. Everything is cool to somebody, or it wouldn’t exist. 

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? I would say the fashion, but the NYC attitude makes the man/ lady in the fire fit.

Place you would love to visit: Tokyo, Japan, so that I can buy all of their clothes and drip in Harajuku flavor!! 

Introducing New York City's Own, Iysee Sowerby
Photo: Maximo Xtravaganza

Which brand would you love to model?

  • Fenty 
  • Balmain 

Favorite modeling experience thus far? Walking New York Fashion Week for James R. Sanders. I was really appreciative and humbled by the whole experience. Thank you if you see this.

What are some of your personal challenges as a model? My height, unfortunately in 2020. I would love to have new management to help boost my career. 

Your favorite feature on your body? Why? I love it all because Mona Lisa would be a fool to question Leonardo da Vinci’s paintbrush.

Currently, you’re obsessed with or about? I’m obsessed with and about my new business that will be launching very soon! It is called CLXUD

I will be selling gender-neutral fitness/ athleisure wear. Please go and check them out! This is my platform to promote style, health, and positivity. 

Three words that best describe you as a person? 

  • Humble
  • Resilient
  • Inquisitive

Any shoutouts?

Thank you to everyone that has been apart of my growth: 
@jasonpaluck, and more.

Photography Maximo Xtravaganza @maximoxtravaganza
Suit @jaded_man
Shoes @drmartensofficial

Stay Social With Iysee Sowerby

Instagram @kingiysee
Clothing Brand @clxud.brand

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