There’s a pattern to the way people profile a new female fashion model. First, there’s the intro describing her exquisite, conventionally attractive looks. To follow, the writer homes in on a few distinctive characteristics that might humanize her—the scattering of moles, the gap between her teeth—before getting to the campaign, film or magazine where the reader is likely to have seen her. In several recent profiles, this generic intro is followed by the big reveal: The model isn’t real at This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 42 Dream House The rise of renderporn. Arts & Culture Issue 41 Mixed Emoji Is a picture worth a thousand words? Arts & Culture Issue 37 Such Good News On the success of others. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Anna Wiener Anna Wiener was on the path to Silicon Valley success. Then she pivoted. Allyssia Alleyne charts the making of a tech-skeptic. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Influencers Anonymous Instagram content creators answer a short survey about the influencer industry. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Crazy Busy There’s no rest for the aspirational.