Male model Lucky Blue Smith to Transworld

Male model Lucky Blue Smith to Transworld

Transworld has acquired a book by 18-year-old American male model and social media star, Lucky Blue Smith.

Known for his signature platinum blond bleached hair, Smith has been on the covers of Elle UK, French Vogue and American GQ and walked for fashion designers including Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger and Moschino, and is the youngest ever signee of the iconic L’Oréal beauty house. He has over 2.4m Instagram followers.

In addition to modelling, Smith is an actor and musician, with upcoming projects including his first film role and releasing music with his sisters, as the drummer in their surf rock band, The Atomics. He grew up in Utah as the youngest of four.

The book - as yet untitled - will chronicle Smith's journey so far, complemented by personal photos and reflecting on his inspirations and influences. it will also offer advice to other teenagers growing up with "the pressures of the modern world". 

Henry Vines, senior commissioning editor at Transworld, bought world rights from Sarah Leon, talent director at Next Management.

Vines said: "We are all completely thrilled to be publishing Lucky’s book. He is a hugely talented young man, a style icon and an inspiration to millions of young people all over the world. I know Lucky's fans are going to love his book and we can’t wait to share it with them."

Leon said: "Lucky is without doubt one of the most charismatic and relevant individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with, and as well as his loyal fans the book will be a must-read for anyone interested in the behind the scenes life of a modern-day phenomenon. His global team at Next are very proud of him for this next endeavour."

Transworld imprint Bantam Press will publish the title in hardback in October 2016. US rights have been sold to Penguin Random House.