Born as Lee Chae-rin, girl band 2NE1’s leader is blazing the trail as a solo artist, with catchy crossover hits like “The Baddest Female,” which peaked at No. 4 on the K-pop Hot 100 and entered the U.S. iTunes chart at No. 75. Being managed by Scooter Braun, whom looks after Justin Bieber and Karlie Kloss, and counting Moschino’s Creative Director Jeremy Scott as a close pal doesn’t hurt, either. She’s been seated front and center at Alexander Wang, Givenchy and Jean Paul Gaultier. Vogue also recently recognized CL, who boasts 3.8 million followers on Instagram, as the “breakout beauty star” of New York Fashion Week. That being said, she’s always been recognized for her flawless features in Korea as she starred in a Lancome campaign in 2011.