Model of the Year Awards 2014

February 10th, 2015

Models.com 2014 Industry Awards

While the Models.com Rankings are a barometer of the industry’s favorite models, and as such are continually updated throughout the year, we felt it was time to offer a bigger picture view – Introducing the first ever Models.com Model of the Year (MOTY) Industry Awards.

The Models.com Model of the Year (MOTY) Industry Awards are the voice of over 250 voters representing a wide range of the industry’s top professionals, including many of the industry’s top stylists, designers, photographers, editors, hair and makeup artists and casting directors, and a wide range of the next generation of the industry’s emerging creative talents. Notable participants include Edward Enninful, Katie Grand, Melanie Ward, Duffy, John Pfeiffer, Anita Bitton, Andrew Weir, Angus Munro, Daniel Peddle, Bethann Hardison, Giampaolo Sgura, Melanie Huynh, Mariano Vivanco, Jeff Bark, Nicola Formichetti, Tom Van Dorpe, Pierre Debusschere, Esteban Cortazar, Sophie Theallet, Sebastian Faena, Sir John, Santiago Sierra, Benjamin Puckey, Benjamin Huseby, and many others.

Fashion’s biggest fans also got in on the fun: the Readers’ Choice section offers an up to date and often surprising selection chosen by you, the MDC readers. The people have spoken – thousands of them in fact and their choices are every bit as exciting as those provided by insiders.

The awards are broken down in 11 categories as follows:

Model of the Year Women
Model of the Year Men
Breakout Star Women
Breakout Star Men
Comeback of the Year
Social Media Star Women
Social Media Star Men
Humanitarian
Celebrity Model Women
Celebrity Model Men

Model of the Year: Women

The biggest and brightest star of 2014 aka the girl or guy who has distinguished themselves via top tier work with the best photographers, stylists and magazines, leaving the competition in the dust and standing out as the year’s foremost star.
Industry’s Vote

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Self Service Cover by Alasdair McLellan

Readers’ Choice

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Love Magazine Cover by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Love Magazine Cover by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Readers’ Choice

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i-D Spring 2013 by Matt Jones

All MOTY Women Nominees

Model of the Year: Men

The biggest and brightest star of 2014 aka the girl or guy who has distinguished themselves via top tier work with the best photographers, stylists and magazines, leaving the competition in the dust and standing out as the year’s foremost star.
Industry’s Vote

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H&M ad by Karim Sadli

Readers’ Choice

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Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Fragrance by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Fragrance by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Readers’ Choice

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Massimo Dutti F/W 13 Campaign

All MOTY Men Nominees

Breakout Star: Women

Like model of the year, the breakout star has had a substantial presence on the modeling scene, only their careers have just begun to take off in the past several seasons. As a newcomer to the fashion industry, these rising stars have racked up coveted campaigns and impressive editorial work in a short period of time and are set to leave a lasting mark on the industry.
Industry’s Vote

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Polaroid/Women Management

Readers’ Choice

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Polaroid/The Society

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Document cover by Roe Ethridge

Readers’ Choice

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Portrait by Jodi Jones

All Breakout Star Women Nominees

Breakout Star: Men

Like model of the year, the breakout star has had a substantial presence on the modeling scene, only their careers have just begun to take off in the past several seasons. As a newcomer to the fashion industry, these rising stars have racked up coveted campaigns and impressive editorial work in a short period of time and are set to leave a lasting mark on the industry.
Industry’s Vote

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Rollercoaster Cover by Philipp Mueller

Readers’ Choice

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Polaroid/Models.com

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Cerruti Campaign by David Sims

Readers’ Choice

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Rollercoaster Cover by Philipp Mueller

All Breakout Star Men Nominees

Comeback of the Year

Absence makes the heart grow fonder and these beauties took extended breaks from the rigors of the modeling world only to return stronger than ever. Whether they opened a noteworthy show, or found themselves on the cover of a cutting-edge magazine, these comeback stars have proven themselves essential.
Industry’s Vote

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Sunday Style Cover by Beau Grealy

Readers’ Choice

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Sunday Style Cover by Beau Grealy

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Vogue Germany Cover by Luigi & Iango

Readers’ Choice

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Vogue Germany Cover by Luigi & Iango

All Comeback of the Year Nominees

Social Media Star WOMEN

If the past year has taught us anything it is that every tweet, Instagram photo, and like adds up to a powerful presence within the world of fashion. These models have leveraged their followings into key bookings and heightened influence, inciting a media frenzy with each and every post.
Industry’s Vote

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Love Magazine Cover by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Readers’ Choice

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Love Magazine Cover by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Polaroid/The Society New York

Readers’ Choice

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Polaroid/The Society New York

All Social Media Star Nominees

Social Media Star MEN

If the past year has taught us anything it is that every tweet, Instagram photo, and like adds up to a powerful presence within the world of fashion. These models have leveraged their followings into key bookings and heightened influence, inciting a media frenzy with each and every post.
Industry’s Vote

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7 For All Mankind Campaign by Sebastian Faena

Readers’ Choice

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Made in Brazil by Greg Vaughan

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Fragrance by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Readers’ Choice

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Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Fragrance by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

All Social Media Star Nominees

Humanitarian

Nothing is more important than giving back to the community and during the past year these models have inspired us all by putting charity first. Devoting their time, energy and celebrity to causes big and small, these women raise awareness and bring hope to those who need it most.
Industry’s Vote

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Calvin Klein Campaign by Mario Sorrenti

Readers’ Choice

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Calvin Klein Campaign by Mario Sorrenti

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Elle Italia Cover by Matt Jones

Readers’ Choice

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British Vogue by Patrick Demarchelier

All Humanitarian Nominees

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As founder of Every mother Counts, Turlington works to make pregnancy safe for every mother worldwide, raising money and awareness about maternal health programs around the globe.

JacquelynJab200Jacquelyn Jablonski

Since her brother’s diagnosis with autism, Jacquelyn has tirelessly dedicated her support to autism charities. This year she brought out the stars for A Night for Autism a silent auction benefiting Autism Speaks.

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Jourdan is an ambassador for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and started her own campaign #CellForGratitude to help research and find a cure, an issue very close to her heart as Jourdan’s 4 year-old son, Riley was born with Sickle Cell Disease.

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Kyleigh has been working to improve the lives of children in war torn Afghanistan since her 13th birthday. With the launch of her jewelry line, Roots of Peace, Kyleigh aims to promote a sustainable business model that will provide economic support to the Afghan people.

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As founder of the Liya Kebede Foundation Liya works to advance safe motherhood and pregnancy throughout Africa. Her clothing line LemLem also supports traditional weavers in her native Ethiopia in an effort to preserve their rich history.

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Naomi is actively involved in many charities including Fashion for Relief, Amfar and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and is organizing two upcoming fund raising fashion shows to raise awareness of Ebola and funds to fight the disease.

NataliaV200wNatalia Vodianova

Natalia’s Naked Heart Foundation builds playgrounds for disadvantaged youths throughout Russia. Natalia is also involved in several other foundations including Hear the World and the Tiger Trade Campaign to stop trade in tiger parts and products.

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Nykhor partnered with the International Rescue Committee to raise awareness about the plight of refugees and displaced individuals in Ethiopia and Sudan.

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Sara’s tireless work at The Model Alliance, especially for child models; giving models a voice and a safe haven, along with campaigning against labor abuses in the modeling industry deserves acknowledgement.

Best Street Style

The sidewalk is the new catwalk and these models bring fashion to the streets with outlandish and eye-catching looks that have made them the girls to watch for off-duty style. Some have taken their street style prowess one step further, broadening their horizons by acting as stylist on editorial shoots.
Industry’s Vote

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Street Style photo by Melodie Jeng/Models.com

Readers’ Choice

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Street Style photo by Melodie Jeng/Models.com

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Street Style photo by Melodie Jeng

Readers’ Choice

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Street Style photo by Melodie Jeng

Street Style Nominees

Celebrity Model: Women

Celebrities have become an unavoidable presence in luxury advertising, but certain stars are every bit as captivating as the models. Putting their posing skills to good use (often honed during their career beginnings as models) and bringing with them an air of Hollywood glamour, these are the celebrities who play the role of model with ease.
Industry’s Vote

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Nars Campaign by Francois Nars

Readers’ Choice

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Vogue Brasil by Mariano Vivanco

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Lancôme Campaign by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Readers’ Choice

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Nars Campaign by Francois Nars

Celeb Model Nominees

Celebrity Model: Men

Celebrities have become an unavoidable presence in luxury advertising, but certain stars are every bit as captivating as the models. Putting their posing skills to good use (often honed during their career beginnings as models) and bringing with them an air of Hollywood glamour, these are the celebrities who play the role of model with ease.
Industry’s Vote

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Interview Cover by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Readers’ Choice

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H&M Bodywear F/W 12 by Alasdair McLellan

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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G-Star Raw Campaign by Henrik Bulow

Readers’ Choice

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Interview Cover by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Celeb Model Nominees

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