Kanye West is reportedly dating supermodel Sessilee Lopez.

The hip-hop star is said to have grown close to the catwalk beauty after personally selecting her to appear in the music video for his single 'Flashing Lights'.

A friend of Sessilee's is quoted by Britain's The Sun newspaper as saying: "Kanye was instantly smitten with Sessilee and it's not hard to see why. But it's more than just looks for Kanye, they get on really well and have a deep connection.

"Recently, Kanye has invited Sessilee to several parties and the pair have also had a few quiet nights together." However, it seems 31-year-old Kanye faces competition for Sessilee's affections.

The American beauty - who modelled lingerie at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Miami earlier this month - is being romantically pursued by a host of handsome stars.

The source added: "Everyone wants a piece of Sessilee, she is one of the hottest models around. But she is very fond of Kanye though."

Kanye has been officially single since splitting from fiancee Alexis Phifer in April. The pair are believed to have separated because Kanye - who has just released new album '808s and Heartbreak' - was too obsessed with his career.

Alexis said at the time: "It's always sad when things like this end. But we are still friends. I wish him the best in his future and all of his endeavours. He's one of the most talented people I've ever met."