Watch This Face: The Top 12 New Models of SS16 – Can You Spot The New Kendall?

Move aside Gigi, there's a whole new crop of supermodels in the making...swot up on the new faces to know with our round-up...

Hold your hot pants, Gigi…move your Balmain ruffles out of the way, Kendall…you’ve got competition.

One of the best things about fashion months (aside from the clothes, of course) is the opportunity to spot and develop burning girl crushes on lots of incredible new models as they swish past us down the runway, sporting different hair and different makeup from hour to hour and generally showing how they can look amazing whether they’re wearing goth boots at Wang or bonkers drawn-on brows at Westwood.

After much office debate, here is our Top 12 Supermodels In The Making of SS16 – coming to a red carpet/campaign/beauty ad near you soon…

1. Bella Hadid (as in, little sister of Gigi) – at Topshop Unique, below

Hails from: LA
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month:
12
USP: An even poutier top lip than big sis Gigi
Fun fash fact: She’s got a Real Housewife for a mother – Beverly Hills’ Yolanda Foster – and she’s dating rapper The Weeknd

2. Lineisy Monterobackstage at Fendi, below

Hails from: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month: 68
USP: Signature cropped afro
Fun fash fact: She caused a major fash-stir when she made her catwalk debut for Prada last season, sporting her own said natural afro – in a line up of girls with long slicked-down ponytails

3. Maartje Verhoefat Isabel Marant, below

Hails from: the Netherlands
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month: 57
USP: Willow blonde air of serenity
Fun fash fact: She practises walking in heels at home to avoid catwalk heel disasters – and Mrs Beckham is a fan, posting a pic of Verhoef backstage at her last show on Instagram

4. Vanessa Moody backstage at Loewe, below

Hails from: Mississippi
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month: 57
USP: Beautiful bushy brows
Fun fash fact: She’s got a passion for Tex-Mex – complete with nachos and refried beans

5. Grace Hartzel at Saint Laurent, below

Hails from: Zionsville, Indiana
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month: 18
USP: Delicate, doe-eyed deer-caught-in-headlights expression
Fun fash fact: She’s an unofficial muse for Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, who’s featured her in ad campaigns and shows galore – their relationship was cemented when she copied one of her fave manga character’s haircuts and chopped her own fringe. Slimane loved it

6. Issa Lish at Jonathan Saunders, below

Hails from: Mexico City (her mother is Mexican and her father Japanese)
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month: 27
USP: Sleepy-eyed stare and razor-sharp cheekbones
Fun fash fact: She was discovered by a model agent while waiting tables at her dad’s Mexico City sushi restaurant

7. Avery Blanchard backstage at Tommy Hilfiger, below

Hails from: North Carolina, USA
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month: 42
USP: Blonde, patrician elegance
Fun fash fact: She’s a former beauty pageant girl

8. Mica Arganaraz backstage at Chloe, below

Hails from: Argentina
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month:
USP: Tousled heavy-fringed mane and cool, slouchy walk
Fun fash fact: She’s the first model since Sasha Pivarova in 2012 to star on her own in a Prada campaign

9. Marjan Jonkman backstage at Jonathan Saunders, below

Hails from: Holland
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month:
USP: Punky white blonde tousled do’ and ice-Fun fash fact: Her guilty pleasure is Kinder Bueno choc and she has loftier ambitions than fashion – working for UNICEF, in fact

10. Bhumika Arora – at Emilia Wickstead, below

Hails from: Karnal, India
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month: 29
USP: Sadly, the fact that she’s Indian and has hit the big time – along with Zayn Malik’s girlfriend, Burberry model Neelam Gill, she’s a rarity in the modelling world
Fun fash fact: Her conservative Indian parents nearly put the kibosh on her modelling ambitions – but luckily, she won them round

11. Aya Jones backstage at Dolce & Gabbana, below

Hails from: Paris
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month: 28
USP: Pillowy pout and flawless bone structure
Fun fash fact: Her family own A La Banane Ivoirienne in the 11th arrondissement, serving cuisine from her father’s Ivory Coast homeland

12. Ruth Bell

Hails from: Kent
Number of shows walked during SS16 fashion month:15
USP: Blonde buzz cut and slightly menacing stare
Fun fash fact: She’s actually been modelling a while but her crop’s the reason she’s rocketed to prominence. Her long locks were given the chop for an Alexander McQueen campaign – and she donated the hair to the Princess Trust Charity, which makes wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy

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