Model of the Year Awards 2018

Posted by models.com | December 19th, 2018
Models.com 2018 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. Participants include Katie Grand, Bethann Hardison, Prabal Gurung, Ellen von Unwerth, Robbie Spencer, John Pfeiffer, Anita Bitton, Piergiorgio del Moro, Carlos Nazario, Barbara Nicoli & Leila Ananna, Hung Vanngo and many more!

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 – tens of 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

The singular face that defined the year as a whole with ubiquitous industry demand and presence. They distinguished themselves via top tier bookings with the best photographers, stylists and clients earning next-level visibility, making them 2018’s foremost star.
Industry’s Vote


British Vogue December 2018 by Steven Meisel

Readers’ Choice


British Vogue March 2018 by Steven Meisel

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote


Time Magazine May 2018 by Agnes Lloyd-Platt

Readers’ Choice


Vogue Mexico July 2018 by Chris Colls

All MOTY Women Nominees

Model of the Year: Men

The singular face that defined the year as a whole with ubiquitous industry demand and presence. They distinguished themselves via top tier bookings with the best photographers, stylists and clients earning next-level visibility, making them 2018’s foremost star.
Industry’s Vote


L’Uomo Vogue July 2018 by Arielle Bobb Willis

Readers’ Choice


Manifesto Magazine September 2018 by Ben Parks

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote


Manifesto Magazine September 2018 by Ben Parks

Readers’ Choice


L’Uomo Vogue July 2018 by Arielle Bobb Willis

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


Vogue Italia January 2018 by Craig McDean

Readers’ Choice


Vogue Italia January 2018 by Craig McDean

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote


i-D Fall 2018 by Oliver Hadlee Pearch

Readers’ Choice


Alexander Wang Collection 1 by Brianna Capozzi

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


Calvin Klein White Label S/S 18 by Daniel Jackson

Readers’ Choice


Vogue Hommes S/S 18 by Craig McDean

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote


Prada 365 S/S 18 by Willy Vanderperre

Readers’ Choice


Victor Fanzine Spring 2018 by Joseph Sinclair

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 with a vengeance. 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


Vogue Italia December 2018 by Inez and Vinoodh

Readers’ Choice


Moschino Toy 2 Fragrance by Steven Meisel

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote


Collection Issue N.1 Cover by Mark Rabadan

Readers’ Choice


Vogue Italia December 2018 by Inez and Vinoodh

All Breakout Star Men 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


Instagram: @adwoaaboah

Readers’ Choice


Instagram: @kendalljenner

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote


Photo for Vogue Magazine by Gillian Laub. Instagram: @chrissyteigen

Readers’ Choice


Instagram: @bellahadid

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


Instagram: @altonmason

Readers’ Choice


Instagram: @rafaelmiller

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote


Instagram: @iblamejordan

Readers’ Vote


Instagram: @altonmason

All Social Media Star Nominees (Men)

Humanitarian

For 2018, instead of voting on humanitarian efforts, Models.com is celebrating fourteen models working to change the world in a separate feature (Photo: Hanne Gaby for Maison Margiela Mutiny by Craig McDean):


The Models-Turned-Humanitarians who Challenged the Status Quo in 2018

Best Street Style Women

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 women 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


Photo by Melodie Jeng for Models.com

Readers’ Choice


Photo by Melodie Jeng for Models.com

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote


Photo by Melodie Jeng for Models.com

Readers’ Vote


Photo by Melodie Jeng for Models.com

Street Style Nominees

Best Street Style Men

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 men 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


Photo by Melodie Jeng for Models.com

Readers’ Choice


Photo by Melodie Jeng for Models.com

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote


Photo by Melodie Jeng for Models.com

Readers’ Vote


Photo by Melodie Jeng for Models.com

Street Style Nominees

Celebrity as 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


American Vogue June 2018 by Mert and Marcus

Readers’ Choice


American Vogue June 2018 by Mert and Marcus

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote


W Magazine Vol. IV by Alasdair McLellan

Readers’ Choice


British Vogue January 2019 by Nadine Ijewere

Celeb Model Nominees

Celebrity as 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


i-D Winter 2018 by Mario Sorrenti

Readers’ Choice


Wonderland Magazine Summer 2018 by Paul Scala

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote


GQ Style Holiday 2017 by Andrew Dosunmu

Readers’ Choice


i-D Winter 2018 by Mario Sorrenti

Celeb Model Nominees

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14 Comments to “Model of the Year Awards 2018”

  1. Alvin Bangay says:

    Which independent, external accounting firm did you use to check and verify the results?

  2. As a casting director I usually check this website, of course!

  3. Lily says:

    I don’t know why people keep calling Chrissy a model. She’s alright but she’s a celebrity, not a model.

  4. Missx says:

    These votes are the biggest.
    2k18 was ohne of the Most colourful years on the catwalk.
    And now See These results.
    I feel shooked

  5. Pritika says:

    Why does every keep talking about ‘diversity’ like it has actually changed? This year was not a ‘diverse’ year it was a Black and White year with a couple of Asians and South Asian scattered here and there. Come on people diversity is not 45% White 45% Black and 10% Asian. Just look at the results of these ‘awards’, where are all the Asians & South Asians.

    Next year there should be more Asians and South Asians being nominated and booked for major jobs. This is unnacceptable our ethnicity is not a trend.

    • Fendo says:

      I second this. This whole black and white trend is fake diversity. It’s just black and white. The actual world is like a rainbow – full of different colors and people from different backgrounds. This black and white trend needs to stop. That’s fake diversity.

    • Milan soni says:

      Bcoz they feared that south asias got all the prizes and money ….. Have u noticed mr.world an indian miss world an indian in last yr .

  6. aseem says:

    I like this i need work to models

  7. Lily says:

    By the way, did anyone notice that Georgina Grenville has over five pages of work in MDC just for 2018? She should’ve deserved a nomination…

  8. Mar says:

    Harry Styles should’ve been (at least) nominated for his work with Gucci.

  9. khadim gaye says:

    M’y name is khadim gaye model in Sénégal i am 24years old and i’m 1m85 meter tall with black coloured eyes and black complexion – i have bene interested in model for 6 years -i have not any contract yet-

  10. khadim gaye says:

    Hi undersign khadim gaye born 31/01/1994 in rufisque (Sénégal )since 2013 i work part time as a model in the parades -the biggest parades i participated in include -saint Louis fashion week-end (Sénégal )2017 – parade & dinner at the palace of the republic of Sénégal (2017) also i took part of the contest MR Sénégal (2016) inaddition i participate in one or two show per month and i also participate 2 To 3 shoots per month i also made some great brand shooting life Gild wear & WATI-B in Sénégal

  11. Hello I am Mahmoud El Swefy I would like to be a model Is there anyone to help me in this goal

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