Paloma Kai Shockley Elsesser was born April 12, 1992 and is an American model.
Elsesser was born in London, England to an African-American mother and a father of Chilean-Swiss descent. She was raised in Los Angeles, California and moved to New York City, New York in 2010, to attend The New School to study psychology and literature. Her sister, Ama, is also an actress and model signed to IMG.
Elsesser was discovered on Instagram by makeup artist Pat McGrath.
She has modeled for Nike, Inc., Fenty Beauty, Proenza Schouler, and Mercedes-Benz.
She has appeared in editorials for fashion magazines such as American Vogue, Vogue España, Teen Vogue, Elle, W, Wonderland Magazine, and Glamour.
In 2019, Elsesser made her screen acting debut in the Safdie brothers’ Uncut Gems.