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o-1 approval secured for lily lightbourn, fashion model

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of highly acclaimed fashion model Lily Lightbourn, based upon her extraordinary ability in the arts. 

Ms. Lillian Lightbourn has sustained an outstanding international career modeling for prominent brands and appearing on the pages of editorials in cutting-edge fashion publications. She garnered extensive press coverage after she was crowned Miss Bermuda in 2014 and has since modeled for some of the world’s most eminent fashion and beauty brands, to include: Bloomingdale’s, New York and Company, Sephora, Maybelline, Eileen Fisher, Pamella Roland, Rosie Assoulin, Emporio Armani, and Vivienne Westwood. She has also appeared for prestigious magazines such as: Elle Mexico, Modern Salon, Cosmopolitan UK, Glamour UK,, Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar UK, i-D online, L’Officiel Germany, and Numero Tokyo.

Lily Lightbourn will be represented by the distinguished agency, Marilyn Model Management in New York. Marilyn Model Management was established in New York in 1997 and is the U.S. branch of Marilyn Agency, which was established in Paris in 1985. The group has developed into one of the most successful and reputable modeling agencies in the world with a history of representing legendary supermodels such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Coco Rocha, Liu Wen, Adriana Lima, Maggie Rizer, and others.

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.

In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets 3 of the 6 evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than fifty six years, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International individuals and corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and literary agents.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education and business to live and work in the United States, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at


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