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MILAN — Young, cute and on-the-verge is the common denominator shared by models Patrick O’Donnell and R.J. King.

Before choosing studio life, O’Donnell wanted to become a soccer player while Missouri native King was spotted while working in a fashion store. They are now the most requested new faces in the fashion industry.

Name: Patrick O’Donnell
Place of birth: London
Agency in Milan: Why Not
Key moment: Meeting with fashion photographer Alasdair McLellan
First shows: Thierry Mugler and Givenchy FW2011-2012
Shows in Milan: Assorted designer shows

Name: R.J. King
Place of birth: St. Louis
Agency in Milan: Fashion
Key moment: Discovered by American fashion stylist Jill Manoff while working at Splash store in St. Louis.
First client: Calvin Klein
Shows in Milan: He will be walking exclusively for an undisclosed top name designer.

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