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 47 Alice Sheppard On dance as a channel to commune with the body—even when it hurts. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Dr. Woo Meet the tattoo artist who's inked LA. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Walt Odets The author and clinical psychologist on why self-acceptance is the key to a gay man's well-being.