Is Kanye West a Modelizer?

He’s made no secret of his need for the best clothes, cars and recording companions, and now the question arises—is Kanye West a modelizer?

Granted any hip-hop star with Kanye’s swagger fights off ten aspiring Giselles before breakfast, but the 31-year-old’s interest might go deeper than the common urge for a video-quality human ornament.

Reports today say that, after breaking off his engagement with 30-something model-turned-designer Alexis Phifer and an alleged canoodling with Victoria’s Secret beauty Selita Ebanks, 25, West is now smitten with up-and-coming 19-year-old catwalker Sessilee Lopez.

Lopez, who was featured in West’s Flashing Lights video, has walked runways for some of the most esteemed fashion houses. She recently made history as one of the covergirls for Italian Vouge’s all-black model issue.

New York
magazine observes, “Kanye is the fashionphile and Sessilee a rising runway star.”

Lopez has strutted for Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin and Whitney Port-boss Diane Von Furstenberg. And West has an inclination to post these kinds of pictorials on his official blog.

But does this a modelizer make? Take our poll on the right.

Agents for Lopez had no comment on a possible love connection for her and West.