ABOUT Sofia Mechetner
Sofia Mechetner born 4th of December 2000 is an Israeli model and the current face of Dior. In July 2015, at the age 14, she was chosen to be the face of Dior. In her first modeling job, Mechetner opened the Dior Haute Couture Fall Winter 2015/2016 Show at Paris Fashion Week, and in October of the same year she opened the Dior Spring Summer 2016 Show at Paris Fashion Week. In 2017, she signed an additional contract to work for Chanel. In 2017, she walked for Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, Mugler, Stella McCartney, Sonia Rikel, Eli Saab, Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, and H&M, as well as taking part in an international advertising campaign for Ralph Lauren. Mechetner was born in Holon, Israel. Her parents divorced and her father left the family when she was 10. She was chosen to be Dior's leading model after she was spotted by Dior's lead designer Raf Simons in Paris. Her first paycheck she shared with her family - saying of her paycheck, "I just put it on the table and they can use it".She plans to use her modeling income to help her mother, who she considers to be her personal hero, saying: “She works so hard for the family. She always supports and takes care of me, my little sister, and my little brother. Together we all try to help so that it will be easier for our mom”. As part of her contract, she is expected to travel to Paris four times a year for modelling campaigns. But she will continue at school in Israel, saying, “It is very important for me to continue to go to school." While working as a model she will be accompanied by a chaperone from Israel at all times, until she is 18. Her chaperone Rotem Gur makes sure she is accompanied for every moment while working. She is represented by VIVA Model Management in Paris and Roberto Model Management in Tel-Aviv. In 2015, her story was covered by a documentary on Israel's Channel 2 news, which described her being discovered as a Cinderella story.