Native St. Louisan Makala Johnson is gracing runways around the world.  The 17-year-old stunner from Hazelwood was discovered at Missouri Style Week by premier St. Louis agency, West Model & Talent Management. She graced the September 2016 cover of Gazelle Magazine, before taking off for New York, where she currently spends a majority of her time. Under the guidance of her mother agency, West, Johnson, signed with Wilhelmina London and Wilhelmina New York. Here are some shots of her from this month’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and London Fashion Week (LFW), during which she walked for a number of top designers at star-studded shows, with celebrities like Martha Steward, Mary J. Blige, Christina Milian, Whoopie Goldberg and Nicky Hilton sitting in the front row.

Rodarte show during New York Fashion Week

Rodarte show during New York Fashion Week

Dennis Basso Collection Runway Show during New York Fashion Week at Cipriani 42nd Street on September 10, 2018 in New York City.

Dennis Basso  (Photos by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Zero + Maria Cornejo show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 o(Photo by Albert Urso/Getty Images)

Maria Cornejo show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 o(Photo by Albert Urso/Getty Images)

Lela Rose presentation during New York Fashion Week on September 10, 2018 in New York City.

Roland Mouret show during London Fashion Week September 2018 on September 16, 2018 in London, England.

Roland Mouret show during London Fashion Week September 2018 at XXXX on September 16, 2018 in London, England.yle W

Backstage ahead of the palmer//harding ** show during London Fashion Week (Photo by Ian Gavan/BFC/Getty Images for BFC)

Nicole Miller fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Industria (Photo by Pietro D’aprano/FilmMagic,,)

 

 

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