South Korean model Daul Kim has been found dead at her apartment in Paris.
Reports say the 20-year-old could have killed herself, but officials have yet to confirm the cause of death.
Ms Kim has made appearances at fashion weeks around the world, modelling for leading designers, including Chanel and Alexander McQueen.
South Korea has the highest rate of suicide among the 30 nations belonging to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.
There have been a string of high-profile suicides in the country during the past year, including that of former President Roh Moo-hyun in May over a corruption scandal.