Asians in Fashion: Hailee Steinfeld for NYLON

In just a handful of years, Hailee Steinfeld has proven that she is a force to be reckoned with. The 17-year-old actress, who is part Filipino, was throne into fame during her portrayl of Mattie Ross in the 2010 film True Grit. Her performance earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

More recently, Steinfeld has played Petra Arkanian in the 2013 sci-fil film Ender’s Game and Juliet in the 2013 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

In addition to acting, Steinfeld has proven that her face is fit for modeling. In 2011, she became the new, young face for the Italian designer brand Miu Miu.


She recently showed off this modeling talent as NYLON’s cover girl for their Young Hollywood issue. Even with all the playful colors and poses, it is clear that Steinfeld is no longer the little girl we remember. Although it’s only been a handful of years since Steinfeld’s award-winning performance in True Grit, she already shows maturity and growth in this photo shoot.

It’s easy to forget that she’s only seventeen, but Steinfeld is quite aware. “I have moments all the time where I realize how far away I am from home and all I want is to curl up in my bed and watch a movie, light a candle and be alone,” Steinfeld admits to NYLON. “But as often as I have those thoughts, I try not to take anything for granted, because I’m loving it.”

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