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Models A-Z

By Jason Lloyd Evans

Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen (born 20 July 1980) is a Brazilian model. She was scouted by a modelling agency in a fast food restaurant. From then onwards she started modeling and made her debut catwalk in New York in 1996 during fashion week. She moved to New York in 1997. In 2000, Gisele signed a $25 million contract with lingerie company, Victoria’s Secret. By 2004 Gisele became the highest paid model in the world. In 2007 she ended her long relationship with VS, but still remained the most sought after model.

Edie Campbell
Edie Campbell (born 1 December 1990) is a British model. She is signed to VIVA Model Management London. She started modelling after she was featured in Vogue about rising young Londoners by Mario Testino. Mario used her in a Burberry campaign starring Kate Moss. Edie has walked for some of the most prestigious fashion houses, as well as feature in many of their ad campaigns. She has opened and closed many shows; however a stand-out moment was when she closed the Chanel Spring/ Summer 2012 as the bride. In 2013, she was named Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell (born 22 May 1970) is an English supermodel. She was scouted at the age of 15 by Synchro modeling agency. She was the first black model to appear on the covers of French and British Vogue, as well as Time magazine. She is one of the six models in her generation to be named a supermodel.

Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne (born 12 August 1992) is an English model. Cara went to a boarding school in Hampshire, Bedales school. Cara started modelling at the age of 10 for Vogue Italia as well as the British chocolate company, Cadbury. Cara was signed to Storm Model Management in 2009. Cara from then onwards became an instant sensation. She’s walked for some of the biggest brands in the world, as well as feature in ad campaigns for brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Tom Ford. In 2014 Delevigne won ‘Model of the Year’ award at the British Fashion awards.

Jourdan Dunn
Jourdan Dunn (born 3 August 1990) is a British model. She was scouted in a Primark store in 2006 at the age of 15 and was signed to Storm Model Management. In February 2008, Jourdan was the first black model to walk in a Prada show in over ten years. She has appeared in campaigns for Burberry, Balmain, DKNY, Rag and Bone, to name a few. She is the face of Maybelline New York. Dunn has been named Model of the Year twice (2008 in the British Fashion awards and in 2013 by Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards). In 2014 she was also named an icon by models.com, as well as receiving Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2015.

Daphne Groeneveld
Daphne Groeneveld (born 24 December 1994) is a Dutch model. She was discovered while shopping with her mother. Her modelling career took off after Autumn/ Winter 2011, where she was awarded Best Dutch Model at the Marie Claire Netherlands Fashion Awards. She has done campaigns for brands such as Miu Miu, Versace and Calvin Klein, and has walked for brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Fendi.

Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid (born 6 October 1996) is an American model and a nationally ranked equestrian. She is signed to IMG Models. Bella has featured in spreads for Teen Vogue, Elle UK and Out of Order magazine. Bella is the face of the Botcher Spring 2015 campaign, as well as becoming the face of Balmain, alongside her sister Gigi Hadid.

Gigi Hadid
Jelena “Gigi” Hadid (born 23 April 1995) is an American model. She started modelling at the age of 2 for Guess; Baby Guess. She did not model for a while as she wanted to concentrate on her education. In 2012 she made her catwalk debut during New York Fashion Week. She has appeared in magazines such as Vogue, Sports Illustrated and Elle. In early 2015 she was named the new face of Maybelline and Balmain. Gigi walked the 2015 Victoria Secret Fashion Show for the very first time in her career. At the beginning for 2016, she landed herself the iconic cover for Vogue Paris.

Rosie Huntington- Whiteley
Rosie Huntington- Whiteley (born 18 April 1987) is a British model. In January 2004 her career took off when she went to New York and did a shoot for Teen Vogue. Spring 2004 she made her catwalk debut next to Naomi Campbell. In 2006, she was signed to Victoria’s Secret. Rosie has appeared on numerous magazine covers like British Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar and LOVE magazine. She has featured in ad campaigns for Loewe, Burberry and Victoria’s Secret. In 2012, Rosie was named the Top Style Icon at the Elle Style Awards.

Chanel Iman
Chanel Iman (born 1 December 1990) is an American model. She started modelling at the age of 13 with Ford Models. In 2006 she came third in Ford’s Supermodel of the World contest. Chanel has walked runway for numerous designers, such as Versace, Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent. She became an “Angel” for Victoria’s Secret in 2010.

 

Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner (born 3 November 1995) is an American model. She started modelling at the age of 14 for Forever 21. Her high fashion modelling really kicked off in November 2013 when she signed to The Society Management. In Spring 2014 she walked for Givenchy, Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Giles Deacon. Months later she walked for thirteen different brands such as Balmain, Chanel, DVF and Pucci. In November 2014, she was announced to be the new face of Estee Lauder. In March 2015, Kendall became the new face of Calvin Klein Jeans. Later on that year, she featured in Fendi’s ad campaigns, as well as Balmain.

 

Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr (born 20 April 1983) is an Australian model. At the age of thirteen she won a competition for Dolly Magazine, and did a shoot for it. She signed to Chic Management in Sydney; and did shoots for an Australian surf/beachwear chain called Billabong. Miranda moved to New York to pursue modelling full- time; and after multiple catwalk appearances she was signed with NEXT Model Management in 2004. Soon after, Miranda was featured in a global Maybelline New York campaign. In 2006, she was the new face of PINK and a year later was the first ever Australian Victoria’s Secret Angel. In 2009 she left NEXT Model Management and signed to IMG Models. In January 2011, Miranda was the first pregnant model to be featured in Vogue (Australian Vogue). In November 2011, she was the chosen ‘angel’ to wear the $2.5 million Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Treasure Bra.

 

Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss (born 3 August 1992) is an American model. Karl was discovered at a local runway show in St. Louis. At the age of 14, she did her first cover and editoral for Scene Magazine. In early 2008 she signed to NEXT Model Management. She walked a notable 31 shows in New York, 20 in Milan and 13 in Paris during Fashion Week. In 2012, she signed to IMG Models. She became a muse for John Galliano. Karlie was a VS Angel from 2013- 2015. Karlie has been the face of over twenty brands and has been a covergirl across the world.

Doutzen Kroes
Doutzen Kroes (born 2 January 1985) is a Dutch Model. She applied to a Dutch modelling agency called Paparazzi Model Management, where they sent her to New York to apply to be an “Angel” for Victoria’s Secret. In 2008, she became the lingerie’s newest “Angel”. Kroes has featured in ad campaigns for the likes of Calvin Klein, Valentino, Tiffany & Co. and Versace. In 2005, the Vogue readers elected her as Model of the Year. In 2014, she ended her six year contract with VS.

Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima (born 12 June 1981) is a Brazilian model. At the age of 15, she entered Ford’s ‘Supermodel of Brazil’ competition, and won. A year later she placed second in Ford’s Supermodel of the World competition, and placed second; then signed onto Elite Model Management New York City. Adriana did a lot of work for Maybelline and in 2003 she became a spokeswoman for the brand up until 2009. In 2000, she became an Angel for Victoria’s Secret, and has opened the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show five times. She has worn the Fantasy Bra three times at the show. She has walked for many designers as well as feature on their ad campaigns.
Sasha Luss
Sasha Luss (Born 6 June 1992) is a Russian model. At the age of 14,
she signed to IQ Models. Despite becoming very successful in the
Russian modelling industry, her career failed to take off in New York
and Europe, therefore returning to Russia to complete her education. In 2011, she was spotted by Karl Lagerfeld who cast her in the Chanel’s F/W 2012 runway show. Over the following months, her career strengthened as she was cast for brands such as Dior, Givenchy, Valentino, only to name a few of the prestigious brands that she has modelled for. She is best known for her platinum blonde hair and elven-like beauty.

Georgia May Jagger
Georgia May Jagger (born 12 January 1992) is an English model. In 2008, Georgia signed to Independent Models (now named TESS Management). She has modelled for fashion brands like Chanel, Miu Miu and Vivienne Westwood. In 2009, she became the face of a British Cosmetics company, Rimmel. From October 2013, Georgia is the face of a German jewellery brand Thomas Sabo. At the closing ceremony at the British Summer Olympics in 2012, herself and three other British models represented British fashion.

Behati Prinsloo
Behati Prinsloo (born 16 May 1989) is a Namibian model. She was scouted by Storm Model Management, at the age of 16, while on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa. She has been on covers like i-D Magazine, four different global Vogues and V to name a few. She has featured on ad campaigns for Chanel, H&M, Lacoste and many more. In 2009, Behati became an “Angel” for Victoria’s Secret. In 2014, she opened up the huge Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in London. In 2014, she became the face for Spring/ Summer collection for Pepe Jeans. In 2015, Behati became the new face of Tommy Hilfiger’s global ad campaign “I do”.

Joan Smalls
Joan Smalls (born 11 July 1988) is a Puerto Rican model. After graduation, she went to New York and in 2007 she was signed to Elite Model Management. Two years later, she left Elite to go to IMG Models where she focused on runway modelling. She signed to Givenchy’s Spring/ Summer Haute Couture, exclusively, in January 2010. Joan has modelled for both haute couture and ready-to-wear in all four major cities. ranging from designers like Chanel and Oscar de la Renta to Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs. She has been on the cover for over 30 international covers. She has been the face of over 30 brands ranging from clothes to their eyewear collections.

Kate Upton
Kate Upton (born 10 June 1992) is an American model. In 2008, she went to a casting call in Miami, America and was signed to Elite Model Management that day. Kate was the face of Guess for a year (2010-2011). She has featured in 13 international covers. She left Elite and changed to IMG Models. She has featured in three editions of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 2013, Kate was named Model of the Year.

Suki Waterhouse
Suki Waterhouse (born 5 January 1992) is an English model. Suki left school at the age of 16 to follow her modelling dreams. She was scouted at the age of 16 when she was in a pub in London. Her first large step in modelling was a lingerie campgain for Marks and Spencers. Since then she has modelled for Alice + Olivia, Coast, Pepe Jeans and others. Suki is currently the face of Burberry. She has appeared on covers for Tatler, British Vogue, Elle UK and 1883 Magazine; Suki has also done many editorials for International magazines.

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