Icons Rising

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Gisele Bundchen by Norman Jean Roy for Vogue US

Times they are a changing! The icons of modeling are unstoppable forces but there are shifts and shake ups for even the most perennial faces within the industry. The Models.com Top Icons list has been revamped with a fresh outlook and a few very big changes. Current Vanity Fair cover girl and Mrs. Tom Brady herself Gisele Bundchen has usurped Miss Moss for the top position. No small feat considering Kate’s status as a longstanding presence but with her profile (and campaign tally) higher than ever before Gisele is the face to beat. The Brazilians domination of the list doesn’t stop there – new edition Isabeli Fontana brings her signature sex appeal to the table leveraging close to a decade in the business into a well deserved place amongst the top 20.

Check out all the iconic faces on the MDC Top Icons List.


88 Comments
  1. Is it just me, or is Gisele boring. The first time I saw her face I thought she was a beauty. Then I saw her. Again. Again. and again. Something about her strong nose, her bony body, her over done looong hair, and her super woman pose turn me off. It’s too Barbie. I crave a new breath of air and there are so many models, especially on this site. Where is Bridget Hall and Shalom when you need them. Bridget is a model I never get sick of. That is a girl made to be photographed, something about her big brown angel eyes will never get old.

  2. its just you dee. gisele can do everything: Dior and Rampage; Arena and French Vogue. and she is a model with main covers like Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and Vogue US. She is THE ONE

  3. If everyone thinks that the Brazilians are so great for their models, I say let them stay in their OWN country and work and see how much work they get! The fashion industry is so trendy and despite designers supposedly being independent-minded artists, they are actually predictable followers. There began a buzz in the fashion world that Brazil is the IT place, and as such everyone was looking to use the Brazil girls for that reason. It was a self-fulfilling prophecy. They are not better than other girls. In a couple years, there will probably be another country that designers are all using.

  4. I agree is She is definitel higher than a ICON. She is the One! Siempre o Marvalhosas uno!

  5. I dont agree with Jasonipa…
    Since always brazilians were known as natural charming people, cause they are unique, product of different colors mixed, variable and unusual kind of bodies and faces…and now, fashion industry is confirming that!

  6. Or in a case of Gisele,I think brazilians have a positive way of life, relax way to move, this translate to catwalk a groove…musique…like the brazilians sports, capoeira ( wich is martial art with dance, they have body confidence…maybe is the people who grow free of heavy clothes, maybe is the sun!

  7. She is such a beautiful woman, inside and out. Her runway walk is amazing.

  8. DESCULPA MAS GISELE é GISELE E NAO TEM, LINDA E TD DE BOM, MORRO DE INVEJA DELA POR SER MILHOMNARIA E MODELO, COISA QUE QUERIA SER, GISELE PARBENS, E SUCESSO SEMPRE… VC CONSEGUIO E NAO TEM QUEM TIRE SEU LUGAR… GOD BLESS

  9. very beautiful woman! Too perfect to be a celebrity. Gisele is beyond celebrity status… very professional supermodel…

  10. There is a HUGE difference between being an Icon & booking the highest amount of campaigns. Yes, Gisele may have booked the highest amount of campaigns/covers but at the end of the day she is known as a model & nothing else … Whereas Kate is iconic, been in the business for 20+ years & is followed the world over for her style, yet she has never given interviews & people know nothing about her … yet she’s managed to stay relevant for 20 years …. Will Gisele still be around in the next 10 years? I highly doubt it. Also, this is one websites opinion … Many in the business would totally disagree. [No offense Betty!]

  11. perfect for mi gisele still the number 1 position for the Brazilian beauty is inesplicavél she is sensational! Destroy !!!!!

  12. i love her and glad she is getting more attention once again. kate is so yesterday. linda had her days, naomi is abusive, claudia is on the rise again too!yippee. beauty knows no age.

  13. Excuse me Rafaella, but we all know enough about Kate.
    She has done lots of things that she should not be proud of so many times and there was not necessary any personal interviews to be aware of that.
    And excuse me again, but saying Gisele is just a model and nothing else is showing some ignorance.
    And yes, many in the business will totally desagree but this is not gonna change anything about her being an icon in her field.
    Let´s wait 10 years more to see if you are right.

  14. You are born for a better model that Gisele is the best model the world has ever seen, but also how to explain: it is Brazilian, the most beautiful women in the world are actually in Brazil, a mixture of different beauties that are not located in another country.
    Gisele is the unconditional unconditional!
    I never saw a model with such splendor, natural beauty, and how to walk that is unmatched!
    Perfect

  15. GISELE GISELE GISELE
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  16. Gisele, minha xará!
    You’re the best in all the world!
    Forever and ever!

    Kisses,
    I really enjoy you.

  17. YES, GISELE is the top supermodel but she doesn’t care now because she is happy married and having a baby. We hope she is not going to retired. We want to see more and more of her.

  18. Gisele Bündchen

    the biggest star in fashion history – THE INDEPENDET

  19. e fabulosa,com um mes de parto,ela foi trabalhar, bom para o bolso, e o filho como fica o respeito, dudo por um topo……..?

  20. Alright MDC!! Time to put Karolina Kurkova back in the mix. She and Miss Tennant have certainly made such fantabalous comebacks. Gotta love the girls who ‘lay low’ for a while(say 2 years),decide to work again, and almost start where they stopped (A-list, ‘blue chip’). Viva la icons!!

  21. she is not very pretty, I have sen much prettier. But her body on the other hand is amazing.

  22. Gisele is the world’s number one model, but kate moss (only kate) is a legend.

    I love Raquel Zimmermann too. The chameleon.

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