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Top 50 Models
How the Top 50 Models list works
Clients set the bar for today's models and it's their choices that create coveted girls who are poised to become the next generation of supermodels. From the daily call sheets of top photographers (Meisel, Inez & Vinoodh, Mert & Marcus) to the steady bookings of editorial giants (Vogue, V, i-D, W) and powerhouse brands (Balenciaga, Prada, Vuitton, Calvin Klein) can be culled a clear message about who are the most wanted models of the moment.

In an increasingly competitive market, flooded with hundreds of "cool editorial girls", it's the campaigns and contracts that are the final index of how crucial a model is at any given moment. The models of the Top 50 have risen through the ranks and impressed designers, casting directors, photographers and more. Their combination of prestigious covers, choice campaign bookings and consistent blue-chip editorials sets them apart from their competitors. These beauties have proven themselves and are well positioned to graduate to one of the other major rankings and become future superstars.

The campaigns and covers counted here include only the ones booked in the last 12 months with top magazines and fashion & cosmetic brands.


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Adwoa Aboah
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Adwoa Aboah - Ph: Steven Meisel for British Vogue December 2017
Ph: Steven Meisel for British Vogue December 2017
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
Viva Paris


London:
TESS Management


Barcelona:
Viva Barcelona


When she had her fiery halo of curls she stood out from the rest of the crowd, but a big chop last year really made the fashion pack take notice. Since then, the Ghanian Brit has had one hell of a resurgence. Adwoa has spent the past twelve months on the ascent. With multiple covers (Love, i-D, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Espana, Document Journal) and campaigns (Versus, Sephora, Theory, Alexander Wang), this Brit ‘It Kid’ turned advocate is fast becoming fashion’s face (and voice) of her generation. All that and she still has time to inspire girls globally through her sisterhood organization Gurls Talk!
Bella Hadid
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Bella Hadid - Ph: Steven Meisel for Max Mara S/S 18
Ph: Steven Meisel for Max Mara S/S 18
New York:
IMG


Paris:
IMG Paris


London:
IMG London


Milan:
IMG Milano


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


Sydney:
IMG Australia


There’s a new Hadid in the spotlight and she’s ready for her close up. Bella has been able to create a lane all of her own with ad campaigns for clients like Marc Jacobs, Topshop, & Versace. The sultry star snagged an Allure cover and editorials for Self Service, CR Fashion Book, V, Love, and Vogue this season and her show season was even more impressive. Miu Miu, Chanel, and an exclusive spot at Givenchy on top of her great roster of show bookings last season was all that was needed to take her to the next level. Que Bella!
Grace Elizabeth
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Grace Elizabeth - Ph: Daniel Jackson for Vogue Germany February 2018
Ph: Daniel Jackson for Vogue Germany February 2018
New York:
Next New York


Paris:
Next Paris


London:
Next London


Milan:
Next Milan


Los Angeles:
Next LA


Stockholm:
MIKAs


There’s no substitute for the real deal. Enter outright gorgeous Grace whose American, girl-next-door appeal has made fans of just the kind of well-heeled showrunners to put stock in a total package, like Victoria Secret who had the rookie open Pink Nation for their 2016 fashion show in Paris, following a solid S/S 17 show season: Topshop, Alberto Ferretti, Phillip Plein, Moschino, Bottega Venetta, Dolce & Gabbana and Giambattista. Now she faces Carolina Herrera’s S/S 2017 campaign lensed by Testino and her editorials read one Vogue after another–starting with US, but appearances in magazines like 10 and Love show she’s not all gloss.
Grace Hartzel
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Grace Hartzel - Ph: Angelo Pennetta for Self Service S/S 16
Ph: Angelo Pennetta for Self Service S/S 16
New York:
Next New York


Paris:
Next Paris


London:
Next London


Milan:
Next Milan


Copenhagen:
Le Management


Los Angeles:
Next LA


Miami:
Next Miami


Stockholm:
MIKAs


A midwestern it-girl with charm to spare, the gorgeous Gracie has already impressed Hedi Slimane, who chose her for a campaign for Saint Laurent and she’s been making the editorial rounds in top-tier publications like Vogue Paris, Interview and LOVE.
Rianne van Rompaey
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Rianne van Rompaey - PH: Inez and Vinoodh for Vogue Paris November 2017
PH: Inez and Vinoodh for Vogue Paris November 2017
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
Viva Paris


London:
Viva London


Barcelona:
Viva Barcelona


With her delicate features and flame haired beauty, Rianne has captivated some of the industry’s biggest talents. From Steven Meisel choosing her as the only new face in his 50th anniversary Vogue Italia cover and Nicholas Ghesquire snagging her for a Vuitton exclusive, to her continuing dominance in all the top covers and campaigns, Rianne is definitely one the year's biggest breakout stars.
Yasmin Wijnaldum
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Yasmin Wijnaldum - Ph: Inez and Vinoodh for Dsquared2 S/S 18
Ph: Inez and Vinoodh for Dsquared2 S/S 18
New York:
The Society Management


Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Amsterdam:
Elite Amsterdam


Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Berlin:
Seeds Management GmbH


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Munich:
Munich Models


It was a dream debut walking exclusively for Prada that skyrocketed this Dutch stunner into full-force sensation. Since then, Yasmin has graced most of the major runways in the business - Versace, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Alexander Wang, and or course, Prada just to name a few. If that stacked roster wasn’t enough to convince you then a debut advertisement campaign for the brand that started it all, Prada, shot by master photog, Steven Meisel absolutely must!
Ashley Graham
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Ashley Graham - Ph: Ben Hassett for V Magazine Spring 2018
Ph: Ben Hassett for V Magazine Spring 2018
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Milan:
IMG Milano


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


Top model meets stunning bombshell! Ashley Graham has demanded the respect of the industry's lack of inclusivity and has finally made her high fashion full push. Nabbing a monumental British Vogue cover at the top of the year an American Vogue cover soon followed. Add editorial spreads in V Magazine shot by Steven Klein, ads for Sephora and H&M, and the continual support by Sports Illustrated it’s (finally!) her time to shine!
Birgit Kos
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Birgit Kos - Ph: Zoe Ghertner for Roberto Cavalli S/S 18
Ph: Zoe Ghertner for Roberto Cavalli S/S 18
New York:
The Society Management


Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Amsterdam:
Elite Amsterdam


Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Hamburg:
Model Management


Munich:
Munich Models


Stockholm:
MP Stockholm


From major advertising (Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani, GAP) and killer editorial (i-D, W, Vogue Germany, Vogue, Japan, Love) to a bumper show season, there’s little escaping this Dutch delight right now. So modern and yet so classic, Birgit’s timeless beauty is having a moment.
Faretta
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Faretta - Ph: David Sims for Valentino F/W 17
Ph: David Sims for Valentino F/W 17
New York:
The Society Management


Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


With one of the fastest ascensions, this Croatian stunner only needs one name to go by...and it’s Faretta. Photographers like Steven Meisel, David Sims, Paolo Rovers, and Craig McDean can’t seem to get enough of her steely gaze and lithe frame and the support has paid off. After a whirlwind of show seasons, she has continued to build her brand with ads for Prada, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Lanvin, and Coach and editorial appearance in Vogue, W, British Vogue, Vogue Paris, and a Self Service cover.
Jean Campbell
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Jean Campbell - Ph. Theo Wenner for The Last Magazine F/W 16
Ph. Theo Wenner for The Last Magazine F/W 16
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
Viva Paris


London:
Viva London


Barcelona:
Viva Barcelona


An aristocratic beauty for the ages, Jean Campbell calls to mind sixties favorites like Twiggy with her wide eyes and innate cuteness. Fashion’s bigwigs have certainly taken note, with Nicolas Ghesquire selecting Jean for his debut campaign for Louis Vuitton.
Lexi Boling
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Lexi Boling - Ph: Steven Meisel for Prada Candy Kiss Fragrance 2016
Ph: Steven Meisel for Prada Candy Kiss Fragrance 2016
New York:
IMG


Paris:
IMG Paris


London:
IMG London


Milan:
IMG Milano


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


Sydney:
IMG Australia


The ultimate cool girl strikes again! With back to back Vogue Italia covers and multiple campaigns for Prada, Lexi is undoubtedly Meisel’s girl of the moment. Not a bad position to be in especially when you’ve managed to also book every top tier show under the sun and make your way into the pages of Another, V and British Vogue.
Lulu Tenney
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Lulu Tenney - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Calvin Klein Jeans F/W 17
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Calvin Klein Jeans F/W 17
New York:
The Lions


Los Angeles:
The Lions


For a lot of models an only girl Vogue Italia cover is a career highlight, but for Lulu it was just the beginning. This mononymous model’s meteoric rise is thanks to unwavering support from fashion’s heavy hitters: backed by the team at Calvin Klein since the start, Lulu’s multiple campaigns for the brand have been supplemented with editorial shot by Meisel, McDean and Vanderperre.
Luna Bijl
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Luna Bijl - Ph: Luigi & Iango for Vogue Japan March 2018
Ph: Luigi & Iango for Vogue Japan March 2018
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
Oui Management


London:
Premier Model Management


Milan:
Monster Management


Copenhagen:
Le Management


Hamburg:
Model Management


If you are the company you keep then Luna Bijl’s red-hotness is inarguably well-founded. Two Vogue Paris covers by David Sims–a period could go there, but Sims also photographed the motocrossing, kickboxing model for the cover of Self-Service. Besides being a Sims’ favorite, Bijl landed campaigns for Emporio Armani, Chloe, Mango and Zara and appeared on the choicest S/S 2017 catwalks like Alexander Wang, Fendi, Moschino, Lanvin, Balmain, Chanel, Miu Miu and Louis Vuittion.
Selena Forrest
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Selena Forrest - Ph: Zoe Ghertner for Proenza Schouler S/S 17
Ph: Zoe Ghertner for Proenza Schouler S/S 17
New York:
Next New York


Paris:
Next Paris


London:
Next London


Milan:
Next Milan


Los Angeles:
Next LA


Miami:
Next Miami


This Californian dream has been on a whirlwind journey since her debut opening slot walking for Proenza Schouler. Since her debut, she’s locked down back to back ads for the brand along with DKNY, covers for i-D & The New York Times Style, and not to forget editorial spots in Vogue Italia and Dazed. Selena keeps on rocking with American Vogue, Prada, YSL, and Calvin Klein all clocking this Californian’s low key cool.
Slick Woods
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Slick Woods - Ph: Steven Meisel for Moschino F/W 17
Ph: Steven Meisel for Moschino F/W 17
New York:
The Lions


Los Angeles:
The Lions


Slick, self-labeled Backwood Slayer, bad ass--call her what you will, Slick Woods is on top of her game. Her rebellious spirit and unique quirks have rewarded her with top level appearances on the covers of LOVE and i-D. Her client list is just as impressive as her signature gap tooth: Miu Miu, Fenty, Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, Moschino. Not to mention impossible to miss editorial appearances for the likes of American Vogue, Vogue Italia, W and the fronts of Purple, i-D, and Love.
Cara Taylor
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Cara Taylor - Ph: Inez and Vinoodh for YSL Summer 2018
Ph: Inez and Vinoodh for YSL Summer 2018
New York:
SILENT Models NY


Paris:
Oui Management


London:
The Squad


Milan:
Monster Management


Copenhagen:
Le Management


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Los Angeles:
Photogenics LA


A bold bob thanks to the team at Alexander Wang kickstarted Cara’s career, and from that day forth this Alabama’s fresh faced, no-nonsense beauty has had clients well and truly hooked. From the Yves Saint Laurent campaign to multiple bookings with Steven Meisel (for Vogue Italia and Coach), Cara can only continue to power on.
Kaia Gerber
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Kaia Gerber - Ph: Steven Meisel for Versace S/S 18
Ph: Steven Meisel for Versace S/S 18
New York:
IMG


Paris:
IMG Paris


London:
IMG London


Milan:
IMG Milano


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Blessed by legendary genetics, Kaia’s rapid ascent onto the fashion scene has been almost predestined. No wonder she went from newcomer to Top Model in an unprecedented flash, proving times are a-changin’. Her next -level looks and selling power has already attracted Versace, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and had her covering Vogue Paris, Love Magazine and Teen Vogue with her name big and bold. She’s soon to be everywhere and destined to be a household name.
Taylor Hill
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Taylor Hill - Ph: Charlotte Wales for Pop S/S 17 Cover
Ph: Charlotte Wales for Pop S/S 17 Cover
New York:
IMG


Paris:
IMG Paris


London:
IMG London


Milan:
IMG Milano


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Sydney:
IMG Australia


After being minted as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Taylor Hill’s stock has soared through the roof. And though she certainly earned her wings with sexiness, there’s more to the American model than meets the eye. Campaigns of late, including Miu Miu, Michael Kors and multiple VS ads prove she can look expensive. But covers for Vogue Paris, Vogue Mexico, Vogue España and pages in Love Magazine, Dazed, Document and Self-Service mean she can transform across the board.
Dilone
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Dilone - Ph: Benjamin Lennox for 10 Magazine S/S 17 Cover
Ph: Benjamin Lennox for 10 Magazine S/S 17 Cover
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
Viva Paris


London:
Viva London


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
Viva Barcelona


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


There’s been one name on many lips and it’s been Dilone. The native New Yorker infectious smile and stunning looks have captured the hearts of many in the business and allowed for her to continue to conquer, with notable walks at shows like Celine, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, and Fendi. But it’s Dilone’s utter model moxie that delivered her a top-notch profile: Campaign bookings for Stella McCartney, Balmain and Versace, an Allure and 10 Magazine cover story with editorials in Vogue Italia, Garage, and W sealed the deal.
Frederikke Sofie
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Frederikke Sofie - Ph: Richard Burbridge for Dior Spring 2018
Ph: Richard Burbridge for Dior Spring 2018
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
Viva Paris


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
The Fabbrica


Barcelona:
Viva Barcelona


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


With tousled tresses of golden locks, Botticellian beauty Frederikke Sofie first made her appearance in some of the coolest publications like Pop and i-D. Since then the Danish model has been repeatedly called to action for Chloé, Céline and H&M campaigns. Covering Vogue Germany, two consecutive Vogue China issues and editorials in nearly the gamut of Vogues from American to Paris make her a wanted work of art.
Giedre Dukauskaite
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Giedre Dukauskaite - Ph: Glen Luchford for Repossi F/W 17
Ph: Glen Luchford for Repossi F/W 17
New York:
Women Management


Paris:
Women Management Paris


London:
Models 1


Milan:
Women Management Milan


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


Copenhagen:
UNIQUE DENMARK


Stockholm:
Modellink


Hamburg:
Mega Model Agency


Stockholm:
MP Stockholm


Tokyo:
Donna Models


Through shifting fads and faces Giedre Dukauskaite proves her appeal is everlasting and better than ever. The Lithuanian model’s winsomeness gives her major high fashion currency. This translates to being an obvious go-to for brands like Valentino, Prada, Celine and Repossi for campaigns and nabbing spreads in Vogue (Paris, Italia, Australia), Another, W, Pop and covers for 032c and Le Monde. Being picked by notoriously picky photographers like Sims, Luchford, Teller, Ghertner and Vandeperre is just the icing on Giedre’s cake.
Marjan Jonkman
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Marjan Jonkman - Ph: Juergen Teller for Celine Summer 2017
Ph: Juergen Teller for Celine Summer 2017
New York:
Next New York


Paris:
Women Management Paris


London:
Premier Model Management


Milan:
MP Milan


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Los Angeles:
Photogenics LA


Tokyo:
Bravo Models


Out of this world proportions and one-of-a-kind features make Marjan a total Dutch phenom. Since her initial dazzle as a Saint Laurent muse, the rakishly cool model has been fanning that break-out flame. Now–demand is at full-blaze, with 2016 seeing her in campaigns for Dsqaured2, Marc Jacobs, Versus Versace and Peutery. What’s more, her steady presence is impossible to ignore in the pages of Love, i-D, Numero, V and Vogue Paris.
Natalie Westling
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Natalie Westling - Ph. for Alexander McQueen Spring 2016
Ph. for Alexander McQueen Spring 2016
New York:
The Society Management


Paris:
Elite Paris


Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


With a crimson hair color that takes us back to the days of 90s clubbing and an editorial slate that reads like a who’s who of high fashion, Natalie Westling has it. The wide-eyed Westling has served as face of Tom Ford, Valentino, Saint Laurent and Marc Jacobs all in under a year - if she keeps the momentum going the sky is the limit.
Odette Pavlova
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Odette Pavlova - Ph: Luigi & Iango for Out of Order
Ph: Luigi & Iango for Out of Order
New York:
Next New York


Paris:
Next Paris


London:
Next London


Milan:
Next Milan


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Hamburg:
Mega Model Agency


The Pavlova family business is booming, but Odette isn’t part of any double act with her twin sister Lia. With campaign work for McQ, editorial with Meisel for Vogue Italia, and consistently flawless show credentials, Odette has carved her own very distinct career.
Roos Abels
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Roos Abels - Ph: Mert and Marcus for Dior Magazine Spring 2016
Ph: Mert and Marcus for Dior Magazine Spring 2016
New York:
Fusion Models


Paris:
IMG Paris


London:
The Squad


Milan:
Brave Model Management


Hamburg:
Model Management


Rosy-cheeked Roos was a strong contender for the big leagues this year with advertising spots for Dior, Coach, Calvin Klein, Prada, a cover for Numero and editorials for Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, and W and an amazing spot-cinching runway show list.
Ruth Bell
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Ruth Bell - Ph: Brigitte Lacombe for Dior S/S 2017
Ph: Brigitte Lacombe for Dior S/S 2017
New York:
The Society Management


Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Stockholm:
MP Stockholm


The unstoppable Ruth came, cut (her hair), and conquered. Her ascent first began in the Alexander Mcqueen A/W15 campaign by David Sims. From there, the buzzed, baby-faced beauty became as wanted as the day is long. By 2016 Ruth became a ubiquitous face in slick editorials (Vogue US, Vogue Italia, Harper’s US, Garage, V, i-D, Vogue Paris, the list goes on) and campaigns to boot like Zara, Jason Wu and Burberry Prorsum, the upshot of topping industry wish-lists.
Sarah Brannon
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Sarah Brannon - Ph: Guy Aroch for Numero Tokyo Jan/Feb 2017
Ph: Guy Aroch for Numero Tokyo Jan/Feb 2017
New York:
The Society Management


Paris:
Oui Management


London:
Storm Management


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
View Management


Hamburg:
Model Management


Los Angeles:
LA Model Management


From the moment she stepped onto the Givenchy runway it was clear that Sarah Brannon was destined to be a star. With the backing of Riccardo Tisci, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra and more Sarah’s ascent seems assured.