Model Monday: Noémie Lenoir
Modeling almost as long as she’s been alive, Noémie Lenoir was spotted by Ford Models at the age of 16 in Versailles, France. A mixture of Malagasy and French ancestry, Noémie has an unforgettable face marked by stormy hazel eyes and golden brown wavy hair. This French beauty has been in the business for a while, dating back to signing to L’Oréal in 1995, but in 2001 her career made an epic leap forward. Her editorial credits began rolling in with Victoria’s Secret, Gap, Next, and numerous top magazines. A breakout move for Noémie was posing for the preeminent Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, where she was one of the issue’s most popular pinups. Since then, her career has moved outside of modeling and into the realm of acting, she appeared in the music video for Usher’s single Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home), indy flicks, award-winning international movies, and the list is still growing.
In regards to her personal life Noémie is single, but has been linked to Russell Simmons, Stomy Bugsy, a French rapper, and Claude Makélélé, an international football player and father of her son, Kelyan Makélélé. We are impressed with how her career has grown and excited to see what the future has in store for her. Full of golden corkscrew curls and haunting hazel eyes, we heart Noémie Lenoir.