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December 31st, 2011 by stephan | Cover story, Industry News
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Our highlights and best-of lists for the year. Wishing everyone a very happy new year!



Some of our favorite models.com stories of the year

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the Met

Made in Brazil #4 Launch (over 6,000 Facebook Likes!)

Vivienne Westwood in Shanghai

Love issue 6 Launch

Viktor & Rolf S/S 12 teaser video stop motion (viewed over 985,000 times!)

Gareth Pugh S/S 12

Run Ming Run!

Lane Crawford campaign by Mert & Marcus exclusive launch on models.com


2011 in numbers:

2011 was another year of very strong growth for models.com, and not just in the US or Europe, but with now over 100,000 visitors per month from China alone.

Total visitors worldwide (entire year): 24 million
Total page views (entire year): 190 million

But more than page views the explosion of social media makes for some interesting insights into our readers favorite models, photographers and stylists. See below the top 20 list of the most Facebook Liked of each, with two very surprising models coming on top!


Top 20 most Facebook Liked female models:

Name FB Likes
Tara Lynn 3206
Freja Beha Erichsen 965
Lara Stone 568
Anja Rubik 520
Karlie Kloss 415
Barbara Palvin 409
Jac Jagaciak 403
Sasha Pivovarova 384
Abbey Lee Kershaw 367
Coco Rocha 329
Daphne Groeneveld 295
Frida Gustavsson 289
Adriana Lima 277
Lindsey Wixson 265
Rosie Huntington Whiteley 262
Gisele Bundchen 257
Kasia P 255
Natasha Poly 234
Emily DiDonato 227
Magda Roman 218

Top 20 most Facebook Liked male models:

Name FB Likes
Andrej Pejic 4812
Francisco Lachowski 1906
Baptiste Giabiconi 971
Ash Stymest 814
Marlon Teixeira 765
Jon Kortajarena 723
Sean O’Pry 591
Simon Nessman 530
Josh Beech 463
Yuri Pleskun 383
Ben Hill 349
David Gandy 287
River Viiperi 257
Vladimir Ivanov 243
Cole Mohr 221
Noah Mills 193
Sebastian Sauvé 191
Alexander Johansson 178
Danny Schwarz 177
Nikola Jovanovic 173

Top 20 most Facebook Liked photographers:

Name FB Likes
Steven Meisel 793
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott 518
Terry Richardson 199
Damon Baker 141
Mario Testino 140
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin 134
Patrick Demarchelier 125
Mario Sorrenti 109
Sølve Sundsbø 100
Ellen von Unwerth 83
Alasdair McLellan 69
David Urbanke 67
Tim Walker 67
Francesco Carrozzini 66
Peter Lindbergh 65
Miguel Reveriego 62
Cuneyt Akeroglu 59
Jason Kim 59
Paolo Roversi 58
Boo George 58

Top 20 most Facebook Liked fashion editor/stylists:

Name FB Likes
Grace Coddington 144
Kyle Anderson 102
Lori Goldstein 86
Nirave Sanchez 57
Panos Yiapanis 43
George Cortina 39
Marie-Amélie Sauvé 36
Bodo Ernle 33
Edward Enninful 32
Geraldine Laiz 32
Melanie Ward 29
Katie Shillingford 28
Nicola Formichetti 27
Carine Roitfeld 26
Joe McKenna 26
Mel Ottenberg 26
Harry Lambert 21
Patti Wilson 19
Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele 19
Robbie Spencer 19

In the animation: Nyasha Matonhodze on the Love issue 6 cover | The Freak editorial by Sølve Sundsbø in V Man | Sui He on W’s art issue cover by Max Vadukul | Daphne Groeneveld and Lindsey Wixson in the Versace for H&M campaign by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott | Candice Huffine, Robyn Lawley & Tara Lynn on the Vogue Italia June 2011 cover by Steven Meisel | Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmermann in the Lanvin F/W11 video by Steven Meisel | Garage Magazine cover by Damien Hirst, photo by Hedi Slimane | Kristen McMenamy in the F/W11 Gareth Pugh video by Ruth Hogben | Karlie Kloss on the Dec 2011 Vogue Italia cover by Steven Meisel | PRADA S/S 11 campaign by Steven Meisel

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9 Comments

  1. Not on the guest list says:

    @models.com Guys, are you going to do like a model wrap-up for 2011 like you did last year?

  2. Ritu sen says:

    a salute to grace coddinton…vogue will crumble in second without her.!

  3. specialfashion says:

    Sasha Pivovarova s always on top no matter what. She s the best !

  4. pp says:

    in those images the best is the curvy models and the worst the cover of karlie kloss for Vogue Italia i’m sorry but I don’t like it!

  5. Mathias says:

    Getting sick and tired of Francisco lachowski. Decent model but he is turning modeling into something weird.

    For gosh sakes he is the freakin justin beiber of modeling the world does not need that.

  6. frankie says:

    I love Daphne Groeneveld.

    http://frankie-youje.blogspot.com/

  7. Markus says:

    cool stuff

  8. models says:

    Incredible..Now that is what is called a list, thanks for this guys ..needed it for a research topic. BTW, am an ardent follower of Steven Meisel. I always knew he is the no. 1.

  9. photos says:

    This is fantastic !! 2011 also witnessed a lot of amazing upcoming talents in the other creative fields.

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