By Kayla Pruitt
There will be troublesome moments in our journey of life, but also moments that are merciful – especially when your last name is Lucky. Mekhi Alante Lucky discovered his modeling breakthrough after a copy of his mugshot went viral on social media. Lucky was arrested in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2016. This may be reminiscent of “Prison Bae,” Jeremy Meeks, whose mugshot went viral, as well, and is now a successful model.
Lucky’s features alone are breathtaking, but there was one that stood out the most: He has one brown eye and one blue eye – a contrast that’s very noticeable against his deep complexion. He has an eye condition called heterochromia iridis that causes one eye to be a different color than the other. Social media’s recognition of Lucky attracted the attention of St. Claire Modeling, which has since debuted him in Helmut Lang and Philipp Plein fashion shows.
photos courtesy of Instagram: @officialmekhilucky_