Born and bred in Louisiana, Selena Forrest spent her formative years doing things that most kids do, like hanging out with all the other tomboys and rolling around in the mud. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Selena and her family fled to California, where the 16-year-old beauty currently lives today.

It was on a beach in Cali that she was first discovered. She’d been stopped by a security guard for smuggling alcohol in her cooler when a woman came running up to her asking whether she’d ever considered modelling. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Selena has walked the catwalks of everyone from Loewe to Louis Vuitton, bagged campaigns for DKNY and Proenza Schouler, and even found time to grace the cover of i-D’s The Futurewise Issue, all in the space of a year.

FashionTV caught up with her backstage at H&M.

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