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WWD: Growing up, did you ever get attention for the way you look?
I.L.: When I was 15, I started growing. My mom is really tall, and so is my dad. I also got really skinny. It was the time when girls started getting curves and boobs, but for me it was like, nothing happened. I was recognized for being really tall in my class. And everyone at school was like, “You’re anorexic. You’re so tall.” My teachers at school would call me Issa-Alien. They said I looked like an alien. [Editor’s note: It’s a nickname she has since embraced; her Instagram handle is @Issalien.]