Reece King is an England-born model, designer, and also a personality in the field of social media. Thanks to his striking boyish looks and a remarkable sense of style, King has always been destined to play a prominent role in the fashion world. However, what his natural talent could not bring him, the Internet (the most dynamic phenomenon of the 21st century) was able to achieve in a short period of time. The English model owes its meteoric rise to fame to a simple image of itself, which was published in 2016. The image spread quickly and launched the young man’s career both as a respected model and as a bonafide Instagram royalty.
Reece King Bio, Age
The British model was born as Reece Anthony King on 11 November 1994 in Essex, England, Great Britain. He is of mixed race; his father is a Caucasian of Irish descent and his mother is a black woman from Saint Vincent, an island in the Caribbean. King was raised together with 2 siblings. Earlier in life, he always loved everything that had to do with fashion, but he never knew that he would go very far with this passion. He worked in several retail stores, mainly to earn money to support his family. It turned out, however, that fate had other plans for him.
Reece King is known for being incredibly talented, flashy looks coupled with a quirky sense of style, it was only a matter of time before this star would be discovered. In 2016, the then 22-year-old sent a remarkable picture of himself with a LAMODA septum ring, one of his trademark accessories. The image caught the attention of the international fashion retail brand LAMODA, and when they returned the image, it quickly became an internet sensation.
Thanks to this viral photo from 2016, Reece King’s life would never be the same again. The Instagram that followed him quickly shot up and catapulted him to instant Internet stardom. In addition to his meteoric rise to fame, King also attracted the attention of several fashion interest groups. He has continued to accumulate an enormous number of loyal fans and followers; well over 500,000 are already on Instagram.
Thanks to his flourishing career as a full-time model, Reece King has not only achieved financial security but can also travel to exotic places he would never have dared to dream of. In October 2017, the talented model appeared in the music video for the song EIIR’, the debut single of Jamaica-born model and musician Tafari Hinds.
In May 2018, the Polish high street brand ‘Reserved’ announced King as the face of the brand’s summer capsule collection, Re. Design, and drew the path of superstars Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, and Brooklyn Beckham, who have also worked with the brand.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Reece King stands at an impressive height of 182 cm (5 feet 10 inches). His chest measurement is 81 cm (32 inches) and his waist measurement is 71.5 cm (28 inches). He has brown eyes and black hair. Thanks to his remarkable build and distinctive features, Reece King loves the cameras, and the cameras love him too.
Other Facts About This Interesting Model
In 2014, Reece King made the headline of an MTV campaign called Someone Like Me, a global conversation/movement about safe sex.
One of the obvious facts about the social media star is his love of tattoos. King received his very first tattoo at the age of 14, followed by several others. Among his many tattoos, he has a wolf on his hand, a lion on his thumb, and an owl on the inside of his forearm. According to the model, he feels the tattoos are his second skin and they give him more self-confidence.
At the beginning of his fashion career, Reece King experienced some severe discrimination. According to him, he once lost his job at a major retail brand because his employers thought he looked “too feminine”.
In January 2018, Reece King proved to be bisexual. His sexuality was questioned for most of his career. In an exclusive interview with Gay Times Magazine on January 31, 2018, the English model and social media star finally dispelled all doubts about his sexuality.
Initially, King considered the questions about his sexual orientation to be unimportant and therefore usually brushed them off. However, they distracted too much from his work and he decided to put an end to all speculation.
As he quickly moved up the modeling ladder, Reece King also immersed himself in the world of fashion design. He worked with the UK-based clothing brand Deck on a collection called “Deck x King”.
Reece King is under contract with SUPA Model Management, a London-based modeling agency, the same agency that is also responsible for the famous internet sensation Jeremy Meeks aka Hot Felon.