As it turned out, the Dominican beauty was fashion’s Next Big Thing. Sosa had made her catwalk debut in Banana Republic’s Spring ’08 — and seemingly overnight, the sultry-lipped, lush-eyebrowed stunner had become a fashion superstar. Suddenly, she was swanning through the Met Ball, sexing up the Victoria’s Secret catwalk, and landing the modeling motherload: a contract with cosmetics giant Lancome (her latest ad campaign, Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara, is ridiculously gorgeous!).
Here, we sat down with the 23-year-old to chat about mascara, her skincare secrets and the modeling job that changed everything.