Devon Aoki: Model and Actress
Devon Edwenna Aoki has proven herself an in-demand model by modeling for world-renowned fashion houses such as Chanel, Versace, and Wella as well as modeling for top magazines such as I-D, Nylon, and Elle Girl.
Leslie Kee has featured her in his charity photo book entitled ‘Super Stars,” created to commemorate victims of the Asian tsunami disaster.
Devon Aoki’s Biographical
Devon Aoki is an accomplished fashion model who has graced runways for Chanel Ready-to-Wear by Karl Lagerfeld, Versace Couture by Steven Meisel, and Hugo Boss by Louis L’Oreal, and YSL as well as appearing in advertisements from Hugo Boss, L’Oreal and YSL ad campaigns. Devon also frequently appears on magazine covers such as Vogue, I-D, Nylon, and Elle Girl and was featured as part of Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee’s charity photo book Super Stars created in honor of victims affected by the Asian tsunami disaster of 2004.
A graduate of the American School in London, she was hired by Levi’s to create their Asian market jeans collection in 2007. Additionally, she made numerous music video appearances including Duran Duran’s Electric Barbarella and Primal Scream’s Kowalski videos, as well as Ludacris’, Act a Fool video in 2008. In films like Death of a Dynasty and 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Aoki hails from Japanese, English, and German origins. Her father Hiroaki Aoki was an Olympic wrestler who founded Benihana restaurant chains; Pamela Hilburger is a jewelry designer and painter – Kyle, Kevin and Steve Aoki (Celebrity DJ) are her brothers.
She has not only modeled, but she has also appeared in film and television roles such as portraying Suki from The Fast and the Furious series and D.E.B.S but has also modeled for the clothing line of Jeremy Scott as well as appearing in an editorial for Vogue magazine.
Aoki has distinguished herself beyond acting and modeling by designing her clothing line called The Devon Aoki Collection, acting as spokeswoman for both Neutrogena skincare products and Lancome cosmetics company, joining 1/One Management New York agency along with being represented by ICM and The Firm for management based out of Los Angeles and signing a publishing deal with Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
Devon Aoki’s Personal Life
Devon Aoki is a half-American and half-Japanese model who has distinguished herself in the fashion world. Beginning her modeling career at 13 years old, Devon Aoki walked for world-renowned brands like Givenchy, Loewe, Balenciaga, Chanel, and Jeremy Scott among many others. She graced covers for numerous fashion magazines around the world such as US Ocean Drive’s Elle Girl Magazine Vegas Interview UK Wonderland Cosmo Girl Korea Cosmo Girl Voce Japan Voce as well as several editions of Vogue as well as several editions of Vogue among many others. Music videos featuring her as well as movie appearances have all been played by Devon Aoki.
She boasts a vast following on social media and updates her page regularly with new photos and images of herself and her four half-siblings (including celebrity DJ Steve Aoki) with updates of herself living in California and owning an expansive mansion.
Apart from her modeling and acting careers, she has appeared in various television shows and commercials as a model and actress. Additionally, she has made guest appearances in music videos by artists like Fergie and The Killers, as well as Moschino, shows; moreover, she recently represented Sephora x Moschino fragrance and recently walked for designer Jeremy Scott before being featured in Bazaar Icons issue of the magazine.
She has appeared in two feature films including 2 Fast 2 Furious and DOA: Dead or Alive, as well as appearing in the short film Friendly Fire which was produced to accompany Sean Lennon’s album by that name.
She has made cameo appearances in several music videos for popular artists like Duran Duran, Primal Scream, and Elton John; as well as Ludacris’ song Act A Fool video alongside actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.
Modeling Career of Devon Aoki
Devon Aoki began her modeling career at just 13 when she was discovered at a rock concert. Since then, Devon has quickly made waves within the industry and quickly earned jobs with top photographers and runway shows. Her exotic look quickly won over designers like Chanel, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Wella, and Cerruti who often seek her out for shoots or runway shows.
She has participated in several major fashion campaigns and has been featured on the covers of several international magazines such as Vogue (Germany, Russia, Japan & Korea), Elle Girl, Cosmopolitan Her World US Ocean Drive Interview (to name just a few). Additionally, she has made appearances in movies as well as music videos by Fergie & Jeremy Scott; she even attended her first Met Gala to honor Karl Lagerfeld!
Devon Aoki stands out among other models by her natural beauty and exotic look; thus making herself known through auditions with modeling agencies or competitions. Thanks to her talent and determination, Devon Aoki has become one of the world’s most beloved models.
Devon Aoki has maintained an upbeat approach to life throughout her career, working on various charitable projects like raising funds for AIDS research and helping Japanese children in need. Additionally, she advocates for breast cancer awareness. Devon says she does not wish to live forever but hopes instead to make the most of what time remains while instilling purpose into others’ lives.
Rocky Aoki and Pamela Hilburger, are two former Olympic wrestlers and Benihana restaurant magnates who together spawned their daughter Rocky RA who has an abundance of knowledge across several areas as well as being a talented singer. She holds her yoga instructor certification, in addition to having launched an organic skincare product line called RA. Furthermore, she boasts an attractive physique measuring 33 inches around the waist measurement with 34-inch hip measurements, standing 5 feet 5 with Hazel eyes and light brown hair – giving her plenty of knowledge from both parents!
Acting Career of Devon Aoki
Devon Aoki has made her mark as an extraordinary model and actress, hailing from New York City but also living in California and London. Her parents are Hiroaki Aoki (an Olympic wrestler himself) and Pamela Hilburger. Devon Aoki also has two siblings with unknown surnames: an older sister (name unknown) and a younger brother with unknown surname (also not known). Devon is of German, English, and Japanese heritage as well as being an American citizen.
At 13 years old, Aoki began her modeling career when her godmother introduced her to Kate Moss and introduced her to fashion shows by Balenciaga, Chanel, Comme des Garcons, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent among many other labels. Since then she has graced multiple fashion magazines’ covers across the world such as Nylon (US), Wonderland (UK), Cosmo Girl (Korea), Jalouse (France), 10 Magazine (Australia), Harper’s Bazaar (Japan Korea Malaysia Russia Germany).
Aoki has not only distinguished herself as a model but has also played numerous film roles. These have included Death of a Dynasty and 2 Fast 2 Furious as supporting characters; she had lead roles in Sin City, D.E.B.S, and Mutant Chronicles respectively.
Aoki has appeared in editorials of Vogue and other fashion magazines, doing fashion shows for designer Jeremy Scott as well as advertising campaigns from Sephora x Moschino and Hugo Boss. Additionally, she has posed for photographers while creating jewelry lines such as Levi’s + D.
Aoki is currently married to actor James Bailey and they share two children. Aoki enjoys writing poetry and playing drums in her free time, she’s vegan and passionately campaigns for animal rights while supporting various charitable causes – she has even started her own company! In the future, she plans on expanding her business while continuing as a model/actress – breaking down barriers for women of Asian descent in the modeling industry through her achievements in breaking down barriers of all sorts!