Precious Lee (birth name) is an Atlanta, Georgia native who was first discovered in her hometown at 18 years old after attending an open call in support of a close friend. There, her quick wit, undeniable charm, and standout curves did not go unnoticed, and Lee’s calling of becoming a model came to fruition.
In 2012, just days after graduating with a degree in Mass Media Arts from Clark Atlanta University, Lee left behind law school plans and moved to New York City to begin what would be her highly successful career in modeling.
To date, Lee has starred in Lane Bryant's viral #ImNoAngel and #PlusIsEqual campaigns, appeared as the first black plus-model in the pages of American Vogue, and walked the runway at New York Fashion Week. She has also worked with notable brands like Old Navy, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Target. Crossing over into mainstream fashion, Precious has even been featured in the pages of Glamour, Essence, and Paper Magazine. In 2016, she appeared in a fold-out ad in the momentous Sports Illustrated issue that featured Ashley Graham on the cover, making her the first black plus model to appear in the pages of the publication. Some of the most notable photographers that Lee has worked with include Cass Bird, Victor Demarchelier, Matthew Donaldson, and Hao Zeng.
On the philanthropic front, Lee believes in encouraging self-love and a positive body image in girls and young women. She proudly counts herself as an advocate for diversity across race, size and gender in her field.