Bloginity’s Most Wanted Model List – Top Models
Here’s a list of models Bloginity loves seeing and covering. That said, we would love to see more work coming from these models. Our fashion & beauty team has been keeping a close eye on a list of them that has been making our headlines this past year or so. Aside from the Victoria’s Secret angels which also made this listing (Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington Whitely, Erin Heatherton) we have included several others who we rarely see and when we do, we just
want to see need to see more of.
While we do believe many models should have made this listing, but we’ve missed them. We would love to expand on this article as it goes. That said, comment on this article with the model you believe should have made this list and we will add it.
1 – Cintia Dicker
Cintia is the first on the list. She is a red haired freckled beauty. Cintia Dicker is a Brazilian model. She was born in Campo Bom, Rio Grande do Sul. She has appeared in advertisements for Ann Taylor, Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, L’Oreal and Yves Saint Laurent. She has been on the covers of French Marie Claire, Elle, Madame Figaro and Brazilian Vogue/Teen Vogue. Dicker has walked fashion shows including Gucci, Anna Sui, Pete Som, Matthew Williamsom, Tommy Hilfiger, Dsquared, Lanvin, and Dolce & Gabbana, among others.
So yes, that said Cintia Dicker takes #1 on our list because we never really see her and when we do we just want more. Cintia! If you read this, please buzz us a call we love you!
2 – Daria Werbowy
Werbowy had never seriously considered modeling, but found herself launched into the business after meeting schoolmate’s mother who headed Toronto’s Susan J. Model & Talent Management. At age 14, Werbowy won a national modeling contest after a year of working with Susan J. Model & Talent, however, Werbowy thought she could be doing more with another agency and left. After switching over to Elite Models, Werbowy began landing several prominent bookings in Canada but still had not achieved much international success.
Daria lived in London and Greece, where ‘there were loads of castings, but no work.’ Her first runway season was disrupted and her bookings canceled after the 9/11 attacks in New York City. After a disappointing eight months Werbowy returned to Canada. She gave modeling a final shot as a means to fund for her art school education.
‘I returned to New York, met my agent and the next day I had an exclusive deal with Prada. From then on it was all a bit of a blur.’
3 – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
For our third, we will be a bit cliche, as it’s going to be the English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Rosie is best known for her work for Victoria’s Secret and for replacing Megan Fox in the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
She has appeared in advertisements for Abercrombie & Fitch, Bloomingdale’s, DKNY, French Connection, Pepe Jeans, Ralph Lauren, Top Shop. We really fell in love with her at her photoshoot with Terry Richardson for 2010’s Pirelli Calendar. Rosie’s most recent attention on Bloginity has to be the Rankin book ‘Ten Times Rosie’
“She is one of the few models that can carry a whole book.” said legendary photographer Rankin. And Bloginity agrees!
4 – Tiiu Kuik
Here’s a name you don’t hear too often. Tiiu Kuik, Estonian supermodel. Born in Estonia, Kuik was discovered at the age of 13 in an Estonian supermarket by model scout Paolo Moglia. She was then sent to Japan for modeling work, and after that, to Italy. Her modeling career has skyrocketed since.
She has walked the runways for more than 50 designers, including Gucci (for which she opened the fall 2003 and spring 2004 shows) Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Paul Smith, Narciso Rodriguez, Dsquared2, Emilio Pucci, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier and many others. Kuik’s face has graced the covers of several high profile fashion magazines like Elle, Marie Calire, Velvet and multiple Vogue covers.
5 – Anja Rubik
Rubik was introduced to modeling while attending a British high school in Paris. She wanted to finish her schooling before officially becoming a model, and so only worked on school holidays. Rubik began her modeling career soon after graduating from high school. She has been featured on covers of various magazines, including French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish and German Vogue, Numero, Flair, RUSSH, Nylon and Elle. She has modeled for Givenchy, Chloe, Christian Dior, Hermes, Valentino, Gucci, H&M, Fendi, Versace, PRADA, Dolce & Gabanna, Oscar de la Renta.
6 – Enikő Mihalik
Mihalik was born in Hungary, at the capital of the Hunarian Bekes County. When she was young, her classmates often teased her about her thin physique, and some claimed that she was physically ill, and it caused her skinniness. When she was 15, she was discovered whilst in a shopping mall by an agent. In 2002, she entered into the Hungarian Elite Model Look, and won.
With her win, she moved on to the international level of the competition, held in Tunis, Tunisia. She palced 4th, losing to Ana Mihajlovic of Yugoslavia, who won. Her career started with her runaway. She debuted at the Chanel haute couture show JUL 2006. She walked for only a few designers each season thereafter, but in the S/S 09 shows, she got her big break. She walked for over 50 designers internationally, and some of those designers and fashion houses included Givenchy, Blumarine, Moschino, Diane von Furstenberg and Versace.
Her face is also seen regulary in magazines, and on the occasional cover. She has graced the cover of top fashion magazines i-D, V, and Self Service, Most recently on the cover of Vogue Japan and Vogue Italia Beauty. Her face is also seen in the pages of Vogue and Numero.
7 – Maryna Linchuk
Maryna is a Belarusian fashion model who has appeared on the covers of Italian and Portugese Vogue.
Along with Mat Gordon and Valeria Garcia, Linchuk was one of the faces of Escada’s Moon Sparkle fragrance under the alias Simone. She was also the Fall/Winter 2008 face of the Miss Dior Cherie fragrance.
She has appeared in advertisements for Versace, Donna Karan, Dior, Gap, H&M, Kenneth Cole, Escada, Dolce & Gabanna, and Nordstrom catalogue. She walked in the 2008 and 2009 Victoria’s Secret fashion shows, as well as for designers Derek Lam Givenchy, Gucci, Michael Kors, and haute couturier Christian Lacroix. Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
8 – Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel was born in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, and was spotted by a model scout in a Durban flea market at age 15. By age 16, Swanepoel was earning 5,000 Euros for a day’s work. Swanepoel’s resume includes covers for Vogue, Elle, and Ocean Drive. She has appeared in advertisements for Nike, Diesel, Guess?, and Versus Eyewear. Swanepoel has walked the runway for Tommy Hilfigre, Dolce & Gabbana, Sass and Bibe, Betsey Johnson, Dian von Furstenberg and numerous other designers, as well as for Victoria’s Secret in 2007, 2008, and 2009. In addition to appearing in the lingerie’s brand commercials, she was featured model in the 2010 “SWIM” catalog, along with Lindsay Ellingson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Erin Heatherton. Swanepoel modeled for the Kardashian’s 2010 swimwear line. On August 12, 2010 Swanepoel officially opened the first Victoria’s Secret retail store in Canada.
9 – Ana Beatriz Barros
When she was 13, Barros and her older sister, Patricia, were vacationing in Rio de Janeiro when they were spotted by a representative from Elite Model Management.
Barros was encouraged by the Rio Elite office to participate in the Elite Model Look 1996, which she was runner up to Diana Kovalchuk. Barros subsequently competed for international Elite Model Look and placed second worldwide. Elite sent her portfolio and recent Polaroid shots to GUESS? which led her to do the Millennium GUESS? campaign along with her friend and fellow Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio.
In addition to Guess?, Barros has done advertisements for Christian Dior, Armani Jeans, Oakley, L’Oréal, Diesel, Victoria’s Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez’s JLO fashion line, among others. In 2004 Jennifer Lopez selected Barros to be the face of her new lingerie line, JLO Lingerie. Lopez said, “I wanted someone young, sexy and urban, with a universal appeal”. Barros has been in shows for the likes of Valentino, Missoni, Gucci, Christian Dior, Versace, Emporio Armani, BCBG, DKNY, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors ((Red Oak)), Elie Saab and many more prestigious fashion houses. She walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009.
10 – Miranda Kerr
Miranda May Kerr is an Australian model best known as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels since mid-2007. She is the first Australian to participate in the Victoria’s Secret campaign, and also represents Australian fashion chains Portmans and David Jones Limited. Kerr began modeling in the fashion industry when she was 13, starting at Chaay’s Modelling Agency, and soon after winning a 1997 Australian nationwide model search hosted by Dolly magazine and Impulse fragrances.
11 – Erin Heatherton
Erin Heatherton grew up in Skokie, Illinois, and attended Solomon Schechter Day School as well as Niles North High School. Heatherton was discovered vacationing on South Beach, Miami, and eventually signed with the Marilyn Agency. She launched her career in New York City, walking for Diane von Fürstenberg, and has since modeled for Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferré, Lacoste, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, and Tommy Hilfiger. She has appeared on the cover of D, Grazia, Velvet, and MUSE.
12 – Georgia May Jagger
That’s right! Mick Jaggers daughter! Georgia May Jagger is tipped to be Britain’s next top model because it’s obviously in her blood. Georgia has posed in a series of super sexy shots for Hudson Jeans which Bloginity has recently covered. Georgia was picked for the role because label bosses felt she epitomised the brand.
13 – Alessandra Ambrosio
Ambrósio was just eight years old when she decided that she wanted to be a model, after seeing a picture of top covergirl Karen Mulder in a magazine: “I wanted to be like her”, she recalls. She enrolled at a modelling class at the age of 12 and at the age of 14 she was one of 20 finalists for an elite modelling competition in Brazil. Ambrosio was always insecure about her large ears and at eleven had cosmetic surgery to get her ears pinned back, though two years later she suffered complications. In 2006 she appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, and said that the surgery was a bad experience and has discouraged her from ever getting plastic surgery again.
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