If you didn’t already know, Ming Lee Simmons is THAT girl. Here’s why.
Who is Ming Lee Simmons?
Ming Lee Simmons is the oldest daughter of hip-hop legend, Russell Simmons, and model Kimora Lee Simmons.
Born in New York City in 2000, Ming has already made quite a name for herself as an entrepreneur and fashion icon. As a fashion model, she walked in her first runway show at just six years old.
And since then, Simmons has walked in many high-profile fashion shows around the world. Not to mention, she has also graced the cover of several popular magazines, from Galore to Disruption.
Ming Lee Simmons x Baby Phat
In 1999, Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons founded the clothing brand, Baby Phat. Made for young women, the brand featured bucket hats, bedazzled t-shirts, and of course, tons of velor.
Baby Phat quickly became successful, having been endorsed by industry heavy-hitters such as Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliot, and Aaliyah.
Not long after, Kimora Lee Simmons introduced Baby Phat Girlz, a line of clothing designed for young girls and preteens. She enlisted the help of her daughters, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee, to promote the brand. So as young girls, Ming and her sister would represent the brand, modeling its clothing at fashion shows.
Two decades later, in 2019, Kimora Lee Simmons relaunched Baby Phat, featuring classic Y2K wearables with a modern twist. To help with the rebrand, she partnered with her daughters who act as models and brand ambassadors for the remodeled company. And together, they’re bringing Baby Phat back to the forefront of fashion, one velor tracksuit at a time.
5 Times She Understood the Assignment
Ming Lee Simmons is a true force to be reckoned with. Just like her mother Kimora, Ming is already paving her own way in the fashion industry at a young age. Here are five times Ming Lee Simmons understood the assignment:
That Time She Bleached Her Brows
The latest trend in the world of beauty is bleached brows. And recently, Ming Lee Simmons made headlines when she debuted the striking new look in an ad for Solo Mio Swim.
Perfect for anyone who wants to make a statement, the trend was once popular among club kids in the 90s. And today, celebrities like Lizzo and Kendall Jenner are adopting the look as well.
Even top fashion designers are taking on the bleached brow craze. Over the summer, designer Marc Jacobs adopted the trend at his fall 2022 fashion show where models— including Bella and Giga Hadid— graced the runway to show off their bleached brows.
That Time She Served Kimora Lee Realness
Kimora Lee Simmons is one of the most successful and influential women in the fashion industry.
Born to an African American mother and Japanese father, many praised her for her unique beauty as multiracial models weren’t commonly celebrated in the fashion industry at the time. She has since maintained her beauty over the years, making her a role model for women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds — and especially her daughters.
Both Ming Lee and Aoki Lee inherited their mother’s stunning good looks. This is evidenced by the many photos Ming shares on social media, including this picture she posted of her looking just like her Mama as she models for the clothing brand, boohoo.
That Time She Showcased Her Fab Nails
Nail trends are popular on social media. They allow people to express their individuality and creativity through their nails.
Celebrities like Cardi B and Hailey Beiber set the stage for many of the popular trends we see today. And their styles are as vast as the famous people who wear them, from Megan Thee Stallion’s “classic tattoo” nails to Hailey Beiber’s “glazed donut” nails.
Add Ming Lee Simmons to the list of nail trendsetters to look out for. She regularly posts pictures of her latest nail art and designs, from chrome sets to French tips. And we’re loving every single set.
That Time She Rapped For Savage x Fenty
Savage x Fenty is a lingerie brand that has quickly become one of the most popular brands in the world. Founded by billionaire superstar, Rihanna, Savage x Fenty is known for its sexy, stylish designs and trendsetting style.
The brand has become a favorite among celebrities, many of whom act as its models and brand ambassadors. Among the many famous people who rep the brand are Normani, Baby Tate, and none other than Ming Lee Simmons.
She often posts pictures of herself modeling for the brand on social media. And judging by the photos, it’s safe to say she represents the brand VERY well.
That Time She Made Education a Priority
For many people, going off to college after graduating high school is a given. But when it comes to celebrities, pursuing a college education can sometimes be an afterthought.
Many models forgo their education to pursue their careers in fashion. But as for Ming Lee Simmons, she opted for beauty AND brains.
She took to IG to celebrate her high school graduation, with the caption “On to the next…”
And by next, she probably meant college. She later enrolled at New York University to study fashion. And even though her college is one of the top in the country, Ming is keeping up with the best of them.