Helena Simon’s modeling career began in an unusual way. Originally from Brazil, Helena worked most of her life in marketing. In 2017 she was listed as a Forbes Under30 for her entrepreneurial work in the Brazilian startup scene. In 2018, she gave herself a break and left on a sabbatical trip that, according to her plans, would take her around the world in two years.
Plans were made to be blown in the wind, though - after seven months of traveling, she landed in NYC in the summer of 2019 and very unexpectedly began a modeling and acting career that is now booming. In the short few months since she’s been in town, Helena has been on the cover of an NYC magazine, has walked over 30 fashion shows, has landed roles in over 10 film productions, and has worked with several talented photographers and designers. As competitive as it may be, the fashion industry is also as diverse and welcoming as ever, and Helena is living proof it’s never too late to debut in it.
Connect with Helena: @helenasimonmodel