Top 10 Models of 2013
Top 10 Models of 2013
Models walk the runway  in Paris, France. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Models walk the runway in Paris, France. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Doutzen Kroes attends CFDA and Vogue 2013 Fashion Fund Finalists Celebration at Spring Studios on November 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

Doutzen Kroes attends CFDA and Vogue 2013 Fashion Fund Finalists Celebration at Spring Studios on November 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

Edie Campbell presents a creation by Stella McCartney during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 30, 2013 in Paris. (PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

Edie Campbell presents a creation by Stella McCartney during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 30, 2013 in Paris. (PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

Cara Delevingne presents a creation by Burberry Prorsum during the 2014 Spring/Summer London Fashion Week in London on September 16, 2013. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Cara Delevingne presents a creation by Burberry Prorsum during the 2014 Spring/Summer London Fashion Week in London on September 16, 2013. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Daria Werbowy attends the 'Lancome Show By Alber Elbaz' Party at Le Trianon on July 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Daria Werbowy attends the 'Lancome Show By Alber Elbaz' Party at Le Trianon on July 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Karlie Kloss attends the Museum of Modern Art 2013 Film benefit: A Tribute To Tilda Swinton on November 5, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Karlie Kloss attends the Museum of Modern Art 2013 Film benefit: A Tribute To Tilda Swinton on November 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Daria Strokous presents a creation by Elie Saab during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 30, 2013 in Paris.(FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Daria Strokous presents a creation by Elie Saab during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 30, 2013 in Paris.(FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Saskia de Brauw attends Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards 2012 at the French Embassy on November 22, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Saskia de Brauw attends Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards 2012 at the French Embassy on November 22, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Liu Wei walks the runway at the Anna Sui fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 11, 2013 in New York City.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014)

Liu Wei walks the runway at the Anna Sui fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 11, 2013 in New York City.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014)

Fei Fei Sun presents a creation for fashion house Roberto Cavalli as part of the spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear collections during the fashion week in Milan on September 21, 2013.  (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Fei Fei Sun presents a creation for fashion house Roberto Cavalli as part of the spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear collections during the fashion week in Milan on September 21, 2013. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Kate Upton poses before the Chanel 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on October 1, 2013 at the Grand Palais in Paris.  (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Kate Upton poses before the Chanel 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on October 1, 2013 at the Grand Palais in Paris. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Karmen Pedaru presents a creation for fashion house Etro as part of the spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear collections during the fashion week in Milan on September 20, 2013.  (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Karmen Pedaru presents a creation for fashion house Etro as part of the spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear collections during the fashion week in Milan on September 20, 2013. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls wears a creation by designer Michael Kors during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 collection in New York on September 11, 2013. Joan Smalls was ranked as no.1 model of the year at Model.com. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls wears a creation by designer Michael Kors during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 collection in New York on September 11, 2013. Joan Smalls was ranked as no.1 model of the year at Model.com. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Epoch Times has chosen 10 models who made outstanding appearances in 2013, with a special focus on models who appeared on the cover of Vogue, the queen of fashion magazines. 

Models.com published their 50 most-wanted models of 2013 list in October. Epoch Times selected models from this list, and weaned down the selection for our top 10 based on their frequency of appearance on 2013 Vogue covers. 

 

Doutzen Kroes

Born: Jan. 23, 1985, Eastermar, Netherlands

2013 campaigns include: Victoria’s Secret

Vogue covers: Japan, Netherlands, China, Spain, Germany, Korea

Doutzen Kroes made not only Models.com’s most-wanted list, she also made the Forbes list for best-earning models. She aspired to become a professional speed skater, but ended up gliding down the Victoria Secret runway. She started modeling for Victoria’s Secret right at the beginning of her modeling career. 

 

Edie Campbell

Born: Britain, 1990

2013 campaigns include: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander

Vogue covers: Italy (twice), Germany, Britain

Edie Campbell won a 2013 British Model Award. She jumped right into high-class fashion, starting her career alongside Kate Moss in a Burberry campaign and appearing in Vogue. She is a student of art history and a passionate horse rider. She modeled for Louis Vuitton ads along with Gisele Bundchen, Sofia Coppola, and Catherine Deneuve.

 

Cara Delevingne

Born: August 12, 1992, London, UK

2013 campaigns include: YSL, Burberry, Fendi, DKNY, Chanel–Dallas catwalk, Pepe Jeans, La Perla

Vogue covers: Australia, Britain (twice), Japan

Cara Delevingne’s trademark full eyebrows and somewhat rebellious attitude define her style. Her modeling career took off in 2012 when she was named model of the year by the British Fashion Awards.

 

Daria Werbowy

Born: November 19, 1983, Krakow, Poland

2013 campaigns include: Celine, Isabel Marant, Mango

Vogue covers: France, Russia, Ukraine, UK

Daria Werbowy has been a well-known name in the fashion industry for a while. She has modeled for many coveted campaigns such as Lanvin, Gucci, Prada, Hermes, Versace, and Valentino. She remained prominent in 2013, with a classic beauty that never gets old.

 

Karlie Kloss

Born:August 3, 1992, Chicago USA

2013 campaigns include: Victoria Secret, Gaultier, Lancaster, Matthew Williamson for Lindex

Vogue covers: Australia, Brazil, Japan, Turkey

Victoria Secret Angel Karlie is without doubt one of the most visible rising stars in the modeling world. She was ranked No. 7 by Models.com and Vogue Paris named her as one of the 30 best models of the 2000’s. As a former ballet student, she is not only popular for cover photo shoots, but also on the runway. Furthermore, Kloss won the 2013 Best Model Social Media award at the Fashion Media Awards. She also loves to cook and now has her own “Karlie’s Kookies” brand.

 

Daria Strokous

Born: September 25, 1990, Moscow, Russia

2013 campaigns include: Dior, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Belstaff

Vogue covers: China (twice), Korea, Russia

Daria Strokous is a photographer and actress in addition to being a model. She is especially loved especially by the Dior fashion house, as she appeared as a main model in their film, “Secret Garden–Versailles” and two other Dior campaigns.

 

Saskia de Brauw

Born: April 19, 1981, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013 campaigns include: Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Versace, Isabel Marant, Lanvin

Vogue: Paris, Germany, Korea, Russia

Saskia de Brauw returned to her modeling career two years ago, at the age of 29, after focusing on her art for some time. She is a leading representative of the trendy androgyne look. Model.com named her second best model of the year, after Joan Smalls.

 

Liu Wen

Born: January 27, 1988, in Yongzhou, Hunan, China

2013 campaigns include: Esteé Lauder, Calvin Klein, Roberto Cavalli, Tony Burch, H&M Holiday

Vogue covers: China (twice), Thailand

2013 saw a rising trend of Asian models. Liu Wen was the first East Asian model to walk in the Victoria Secret Show. Forbes magazine named her as one of the best-paid Asian models of 2013. Wen also made a breakthrough as the first Chinese model featured by Esteé Lauder.

 

Fei Fei Sun

Born: March 20, 1989, Shandong, China

2013 campaigns include: Prada, Armani, Diesel, Valentino

Vogue covers: Italy, China (twice)

Another Chinese beauty in our top 10, Fei Fei Sun started her career in 2008 after finishing high school. Similar to Wen, Sun made breakthroughs as the first Asian model in a Valentino campaign,  and as the first Asian face on the cover of Italian Vogue. Sun studies fashion design at Suzhou University.

 

Kate Upton

Born: June 10, 1992, Michigan, US

2013 campaigns include: Louis Vuitton, Accessorize

Vogue covers: Brazil, USA, UK

Kate Upton has the all-American beauty with her blond hair blue eyes, and look favored by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. She was named model of the year at the 10th New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Style Awards in 2013.

 

Karmen Pedaru

Born: May 10, 1990, Kehra, Estonia

2013 campaigns include: Michael Kors, Elie Sab, Belstaff, Chanel, Gucci

Vogue covers: Russia, Turkey, Spain, Germany

Karmen Pedaru has made a rapid rise to the top early in her career. She has appeared in big label campaigns ever since she was discovered in 2005. She has been the face of the Michael Kors brand for two years, which suits her sporty and natural, yet gentle look. She was named fourth top model of 2013 by Model.com. She has been athletic from the time she was a child.

We can’t leave a discussion of 2013’s top models without mentioning Kate Moss, with four Vogue covers, and Gisele Bündchen with six covers. Bündchen was also named as the best paid model in 2013 by Forbes.

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