Top 10 Newcomers FW12: Ava Smith

Ava Smith. Digital courtesy of Wilhelmina

At 16 (the age at which she debuted as a MOTW) Ava Smith already had the bone structure and the beauty that made heads turn twice.  But the Ava Smith who is now a confident and evolved young woman has taken that beauty to its true potential this season with a smash runway record that logged Givenchy, Chanel, Valentino, YSL, Celine, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Burberry, Calvin Klein and Alexander Wang. More important than that roll call of shows is the fact that Ava cut such a striking and emphatic presence in each and every one of her outings. This is a girl you truly remember, which is not so easy these days.  As such, this face, with that inimitable bone structure means Ava’s appeal to the blue chip editorial camp is running at maximum capacity.

  1. Benetton campaign in 2007, then nothing and now this? What happened? She’s absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Favorite model of the new season! She hit it out of the park – she’s gorgeous, has a great walk, and memorable. Wish her all the best!

  3. ava deserves this! she is a beautiful person inside and out and an amazing friend. one of the nicest people i’ve ever met.

  4. It’s her eyes that make her so unforgettable. I’ve never seen a shade of blue that piercing. They’re like electric-neon blue.
    Wow!!! She’s only 16?!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O :O :O
    I thought she was atleast 22, she looks so old.

  5. those eyes are amazing! Really really happy that Ava Smith got her breakthrough moment on Fall Winter 2012, all that she needs now is cover and blue chip campaign jobs!

    Go AVA!!!

  6. Ava deserves it! She’s definitely a hard worker, and I hope to see her snag some campaigns. Robert, she’s not 16, she started modeling at 16.

  7. i remember her from some edit in red uk or something and i thought wow! In print she is very versatile

  8. goooooooo girl! cant wait to see mature from 17 n onwards.. this face is very different! she is it, but lets see fashion is ready for her in the upcoming seasons?

  9. now see this is a face that has COLOR and LIFE to it. she’s thin but doesn’t look dead. thank you!

  10. I remember Ava when she first started in NYC, she is a special and great girl, I am so glad that she has had this moment to shine, it took a few years for people to catch on to her unique and special beauty. I am so happy for her and the great people behind her like Roman Young, who I think always knew that she was going to have her moment in the sun.
    I remember thinking in 2005 she was going to goto the top, and to see her having this impeccable show season 14 seasons later, I feel like everything happens for a reason at the right moment. I imagine that she will continue to rise and her moment has finally come, its well deserved she is absolutely amazing.
    Wishing her all the best.

  11. She s absolutely stunning,gorgeous blue eye s and amazing bone structure.What a beauty………..

  12. I love her and she seems so mature and well spoken. I think that her being a bit older than the average newcomer makes her a better model.

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