The possessor of very hip, somewhat edgy, exotically beautiful looks, Will Lemay is an imposing presence. Alternately funny, intense and charming, always loquacious, he is also totally captivating. He is just beginning to reach his stride as one of the top male models, commanding fees usually reserved for the highest paid women in the industry.
Born to black and white parents in Ottawa, Canada, Will recalls moving around a lot as a child - nearly every three years. He started modeling by walking into a modeling school in Ottawa, where he took classes of modeling. That experience got Will no where but a scam. He then went to Toronto to become a model, and he was discovered by a placement agent on the street. From there, he won the local modeling competition, was signed by the local modeling agency, and become well known to the fashion industry in Toronto.
He went on to New York with two other guys to try his luck. He encountered a series of rejections untill having the appointment with Ford Models, Steven Wilkins, a booker at Ford. After signed with Ford, Will was still unable to get any bookings. Luck finally struck him when he received the phone call to open the John Bartlett show. On the following, Will did a few more editorials, campaigns and the catalogues. But all the work that Ford got for Will still couldn't get him out of debt. Therefore, Will took a chance on Boss Models. It was that move that really reestablished Will at a different level in the fashion industry.
Will considers himeself as the rapper of the fashion world. Coming from the whole black/white thing, he has got the best of both worlds. "It's not really about seeing those colors, it's about being down and if you're not cool with people you should just learn about the culture, not look at it so much about the color."