Model of the Month | Katy Lee


Ignite Model Katy Lee has always been a goal oriented and self-motivated individual. The 19 year old’s career has been picking up speed since graduating from high school in her hometown of Lakeville, Minnesota last year. Currently on placement in Mexico, Katy Lee walked in 10 shows during Mexico City Fashion Week for names such as Benito Santos, Pink Magnolia, Kris Goyri and Juan Carlos Abando. Off the runway, she is booking editorial and print work.


In her own words, Katy Lee always needs something to grab onto and pursue full force, to put all her time and energy towards. Growing up, she often heard from others that she should model.  “That’s funny! I don’t think so,” summed up her thoughts on the subject. A chance meeting led to Katy’s first photo shoot during high school, but it wasn’t until graduating that this talented athlete and soccer champ took on modeling as her full-time career.


Right now, Katy Lee is loving her time in Mexico. She’s making the most of her newfound independence and is savoring every chance to explore a new city and culture. Katy Lee is a different kind of explorer back home in the states. Her favorite spots are off-the-beaten path coffee shops, spaces with new and upcoming artists, and intimate, energetic shows at small venues. Katy loves exploring the new and unknown, but is also perfectly happy spending time with her supportive family and friends at a local show on the weekend.


Katy brings an unmistakable excellence in work ethic to the industry. For Katy, setting and voicing her goals is the only way to move forward. When asked her advice to anyone that hopes to make it in the field, Katy encourages new models to stay true to their style and roots. For now, Katy Lee has her sights set on modeling in New York, and we’re certain it’s another goal she will achieve.