Jean-Philipp Rinklif Was a Rookie and a Fan at Louis Vuitton Debut

Jean-Philipp was photographed exclusively for by Frank Widemann, with styling by Mirjana Hecht @ Agentur Uschi Rabe, hair & makeup by Bianca Hartkopf @ Nina Klein. Many thanks to Dennis.


Jean-Philipp Rinklif

New Madison (Paris), DSM Management (Hamburg – mother agency)



Place of Origin:
Munich, Germany

Ethnic Origin:
Both of my parents are from Togo



How discovered:
I got scouted on Instagram.

Best modeling experience so far?
My best model experience so far was definitely my debut at the Louis Vuitton FW21 Show in Paris. It was great to work with such a creative team. A big surprise for me was seeing Mos Def performing in the show, as I am a big hip hop fan. This was my first job ever and is something I will never forget. I am also super excited to see what comes next.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Lately, I am spending a lot of time on Tik Tok. I love the creative process involved in making and editing videos. I am also obsessed with sports. I play a lot of soccer in my free time, this helps me stay fit and healthy.

What is something you’ve always wanted to do/try?
That is a difficult question as there are so many things, but I love different cultures and would like to travel and experience them first hand. As I am still so young there are a lot of places I haven’t seen yet.

How do you want to make an impact in the world?
I hope I can become a role model for younger generations and show them that if you work hard you can achieve your dreams no matter your race, gender or skin color.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Only if you dream, you live!