(KUTV) Utah native Lucky Blue Smith is a rising star in the world of modeling.
He is also starring in the new movie, "Love Everlasting," written and directed by Rob Diamond.
Smith had always wanted to try acting. Diamond, who has high school friends with Smith's father, was taking pictures of Smith one day when he got the idea to make a movie with him.
Smith does more than modeling and acting. He is also in a band, The Atomics, with his sisters Pyper America, Starlie Cheyenne, and Daisy Clementine.
And it's because of his sister, Daisy, that he ended up in the world of modeling.
When Smith was 10 years old, his sister had been scouted by a modeling agency.
The family was living in Spanish Fork at the time, and they were invited to drive up to Salt Lake City so Daisy could meet with an agent.
An agent noticed Smith and told him he wanted to see him again in couple of years.
"I was just like, 'I don't care,'" Smith said. "I was 10 years old. I wasn't thinking about that at all."
A couple of years later, the family traveled to Los Angeles to meet more agents.
"I was just wanting to go to the beach," said Smith of the trip.
Smith and his three sisters all ended up signing modeling contracts.
"I was 12. I still had braces on. I was like 5'3"--no reason to start modeling at all," laughed Smith. "I was just like a baby still. I still am a baby."
Just a day or two after getting signed, Smith and his sisters were shooting for Japanese Vogue.
He couldn't have ever imagined the success he has seen in his 18 years of life.
"I had no expectation and no urge or itch to do it," he said.
Smith recently appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and was narrowly edged out by Kanye West as the "Most Stylish Man" in a recent GQ contest.
Smith believes in order to keep standards and stay grounded in the modeling industry is to stick to what you believe in and not let outside influences get to you.
"You just have to pick yourself," he said. "Pick who you want to be and what you want to represent and just stick with it."
He also says it's important to keep a humble and grateful attitude.
"It can change in a second," he said of his modeling career.
Smith also tries to do projects that are inspiring, which is why he wanted to work on "Love Everlasting."
"I wanted to do it so bad because it had such a good message," he said. "It's a really beautiful story about this boy falling in love with this girl. And it just shows that what really matters is your inner beauty."
Smith credits his family for keeping him grounded. He and his family are very close and have taken big career risks together.
"My family's everything to me," he said.
He knows he wouldn't be where he is without them.
"They're always there for me, no matter what I do," he said. "If I screw up, or if I do something amazing, they're always there."
If you want to learn more about Lucky Blue Smith and his projects, you can visit his website.
For more information about his new movie, visit the "Love Everlasting" Facebook page.