Behind the Seams: Fresh New Faces

Behind the Seams: Fresh New Faces

by Linda Ripoll

Fashion is a fickle industry that ebbs and flows according to trends, cultural influences, and social mores. Just as style changes cyclically, so do the models that walk the runways. Last decade, the heroin chic look of supermodel Kate Moss was the aesthetic most fashion houses were clamoring to emulate. Now, the healthy, curvaceous, womanly body has made a resurgence, which means the top models gracing covers and campaigns have changed drastically. Here are a few fresh new Latin faces hitting runways around the world and landing coveted print and television campaigns for the fashion lines we covet!

Top Latin Supermodel of 2011: Malu Ribeiro
Brazil’s Malu Ribeiro is a stunning example of the diversity that exists in the world’s top model producing country. With dark features and light skin, her looks are a stunning combination of European sophistication and Latin sensuality. She has walked the runways for famed couture designers Philip Lim and Rodarte.

Top Latin Supermodel of 2011: Pablo Contreras
The 5’11” Cuban-born male model has been making huge waves in the fashion world ever since signing with re:Quest Model Management a few years ago. Like Ribeiro, Pablo Contreras’ dark features and exquisite bone structure have made him a top choice amongst many of the fashion houses, including Givenchy.

Top Latin Supermodel of 2011: Dafne Cejas
As the latest “It Girl” in the fashion world, Argentina’s Dafne Cejas is quickly rising up the ranks as one of the most sought after models in the business. Her tall, equine proportions and angular European features keep the Paris, Milan, and London fashion houses calling. She garnered a highly coveted contract to walk exclusively for the Givenchy shows this past spring and fall.

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