Paola Manes is an Italian model who is currently based in Europe. She's known as one of those tough and rebellious girls who secretly skipped school to go to castings. The turning point in Paola’s career came with the transfer to Milan. “Whatever it is you are doing, do it for yourself,” she says. And indeed, in that moment, or period of perdition as she defines it, led her to shed her skin. Then came Matthieu Blazy, who worked on the debut collection at Bottega Veneta, he saw in her the face of a new generation and the Italian attitude. So, Paola Manes was first noticed opening and closing the autumn winter 2022 / 2023 fashion show, and posing in the campaign for the same season and treading the spring summer 2023 catwalk. “I'm not a model, I pretend I am,” she joked. “It all happened at the right time, in the right place and with the right people. I wanted to be what Matthieu - my 'first love' - saw in me, but above all I wanted to be Paola without having to please." She is chameleonic, on set and in life. Paola plays the piano, paints, loves photography, and horse riding. In addition to being among the very few emerging Italian models, Paola is a pure soul in a free body.