The World Is Watching

Ford’s Supermodel of the Year contest has launched many of memorable faces – Chanel Iman, Camila Finn and Hyoni Kang all participated in the fabled contest and this year’s winner is no exception to the rule. Brazilian born Tayane Leao is a showstopper. The 14 year old girl from Pará is blessed with delicate features and an effortless beauty. She’s sure to go on to great things.

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  1. Way to leave it to Ford to pick a Supermodel winner that hasn’t gone through puberty yet. What happened to the guidelines that all models should be minimum 16. Let alone, is it fair to put a 14yr old under the pressures of fashion week? She’s beautiful but where will she be by the time she’s mentally and physically ready to take on the NY market?

  2. wow 14!!!? she gorgeous no doubt, but man shes really young

    when i saw the pick i thought she was at least 18 or something

    but it no surprise, every1 of them started really early

    good luck to her 🙂

  3. she looks older and so simple kind of beauty. I mean she’s stunning, but no trace of young “Kittenish quality” Moss or Bundchen who went to greater heights of modelling…..but the trend now is that “in your face” kind of beauty, right? ala Cindy, Linda and Claudia…. when economy is down rely on Va va voom girls, not the edgy ones….

  4. I totally agree with ‘Ambigous’
    in a world of crisis i wish we had more Cyndis, Lindas and Claudias…

  5. She is gorge-gorge-gorgeous. Her age is very shocking. I thought she was older too. There is nothing spectacular about her face but it is naturally beautiful and I am always a fan of that.

  6. I think go for it girl.. Lets see what she can do. But yea the economy is not go so well.$10,000 day rates like Linda are long gone

  7. Robin Tacker I need to update you on $10,000 dollar Linda Day rate…..

    My Beloved Natasha Poly, The hottest and incomparable Catwalk Queen right now, commands a whopping $70,000 day rate shooting campaigns and a cool $28,000 per show. She did all the shows, and always the First Face of who’s who….

  8. UHHHH, Ambigous
    i dont think ANY new model and by new i mean not from the 90,s or before then, demands $28,000 a show?! the campaign amount sure but to walk i dont think so…x

  9. >but the trend now is that “in your face” kind of beauty, right? ala Cindy, Linda and Claudia…. when economy is down rely on Va va voom girls, not the edgy ones….<

    Can we please try to be a little more accurate when posting these kinds of statements? Out of the three you mentioned, Claudia is the only one to make any type of comeback during these dismal economic times. Linda never went away…and Linda is generally considered much more edgy than “va va voom”(she never had that kind of body). And I haven’t seen any real high fashion visability with Cindy Crawford in years. Where IS Cindy?

    Oh, and I think Tayane Leao is very beautiful.

  10. She is a pretty girl however with the immense amount of competition I wonder if ‘pretty’ is good enough. I think not

  11. oh KMV……i’m just describing the type of beauty that Linda/Cindy/Claudia has…..thoses old Cosmopolitan Girls kind of sensuality…as embodied by VS girls like AdrianaLima/Alessandra/Marissa Miller…..Girls with Mass Appeal. Girls who has longevity and makes the bucks!

    PS: Linda is versatile, she can be Edgy and Sultry whenever she wants to.

  12. Natasha Poly commands $28,000 per show. I know. but she’s worth every cent. That girl, walks the catwalk like no other

  13. Teyane is beautiful, but kinda “blank”” i dunno how to describe it….that “it” factor that you just get when you saw the young Kate Moss, young Gisele and right now, Lara Stone. Lara Stone is like a borderline, deranged and psycho mess kind of a Beauty! you just gets it!

  14. Pretty, but ordinary. But at 14 most people are ordinary. I hope FORD doesn’t destroy her career and start her so young.

  15. Why was she kept under wraps for like 10 days? All that wait for this? Very underwhelming…..I don’t think she’ll make it as Ford doesn’t really have a good track record with the girls they pick. Chanel wasn’t even in the top three!

  16. I think Robert is right in the first half. but I think the va-va voom girls is what keeps the economy buying in the first place. I notice that the Claudia, Naomi, Cindy, GISELE types of girls are poppin up faster now, since early last year. I thnk that is great. She is a great find, but it still caters to this WHITE SOCIETY OF MODELS. I WOULD MORE LIKELY WANT TO SEE A DARK BRAZILIAN OF AFRICAN ROOTS OR MIXED WITH IT MORE PROMOTED OUT OF BRAZIL. BRAZILIANS COMES IN EVERY NATIONALITY U COULD MIX IT WITH, YET YOU DON’T SEE A AFRO-BRAZILIAN OR BAHIAN TYPE OF GIRL. OH, QUESTION, HAVE ANY TAUGHT TO SCOUT IN MEXICO FIND SOME OF AFRICANS THAT ARE RAISED THERE. HOW FASHION/IMAGINABLE THAT WOULD BE. GIRL (BLACK “ONLY” BY AMERICAN MINDS) STRUTTING IN A CHANEL SHOW AND TURNS OUT SHE IS STRAIGHT OF MEXCIO. THIS IS WHAT MYSELF AND OTHERS WHAT TO SEE, SURPRISES AND FASHION STORIES OF THE OLD. COME MODELING INDUSTRY GET TO IT. NOW THOSE ARE IDEAS FOR AGENTS TO WORK ON.

  17. Reminds me of another amazing Northern Brazilian, Miss Caroline Ribeiro.

    Speaking of her, she did some pics with Meisel at Women and then worked with him for Calvin Klein, isn’t it time for him to put her back in Italian Vogue or something. That girl is amazing! Loved her when she was an American Vogue and Bazaar fixture.

  18. She’s gorgeous but I must agree with everyone especially with the age. Hopefully, the industry will not eat her up and throw her out. Robert makes a good point. And Ambigious…Carmen Kass charges $100,000 just to strut her stuff down the runway. I do think its hard economic times for the industry but only the best will and have survived. Ex: Gisele, Adriana, Izabel, Carmen, Sasha, Julia, Jessica S, Chanel, Agyness, Doutzen and newbies Arlenis and Sessilee are on their way to making the big bucks.

  19. brucegisele, you’re on to something. For the life of me, I’ll never understand why the world doesn’t recognize the darker-skinned models that come out of Brazil, a VERY mixed country. The girls who get the most fame and success are the white girls.

    And something else in this thread revealed itself that should be questioned. Does ‘edgy’ only mean Kate Moss and Lara Stone types? Or Natasha Poly? Only white Europeans?

  20. To K,

    Sessilee and Arlenis, Jordan Dunn and Chanel Iman are Edgy Black Beauties…..

    But why focus on Black Girls in Brazil (what?) alone…..the most disturbing is… where are the Asian models???

  21. The fashion world forgot the Brazilian models;
    here we have the most beautiful black models, like Emanuela de Paula, Carmelita, Samira Carvalho, Roxane and Gracie Carvalho.
    The sexiest models of the world, like Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrósio, Izabel Goulart, Ana Beatriz Barros and Fernanda Tavares (The best).
    The most versatile models like Caroline Ribeiro, Caroline Trentini, Michele Alves, Juliana Imai, Ana Claudia Michels and Aline Weber.
    Beautiful new faces like Lais Oliveira, Claudia Seiler, Daniela Borges, Luana Teifke, Luiza Windberg, Nathalie Edenburg, Camila Finn, Jeisa Chiminazzo and Monique Olsen
    Pretty catwalk like, Bruna Tenório, Daiane Conterato and Flávia de Oliveira
    And some of the big models of all the world like the unic Gisele Bundchen, the mult face Isabeli Fontana and the nº1 Raquel Zimmermann.

  22. And now we have Tayane Leão (Who born at the same city of Caroline Ribeiro)
    Good Luck Tayane, We wanna see you on the top. Brazil is so proudy about you.

  23. Yup, she’s very pretty, but the industry is plain crazy! A 14 year old child? It’s completely shocking.

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