Top 10 Models of 2013

January 1, 2014 Updated: January 1, 2014

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. 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

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Doutzen Kroes made not only’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

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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

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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

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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

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Victoria Secret Angel Karlie is without doubt one of the most visible rising stars in the modeling world. She was ranked No. 7 by 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

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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

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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. 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

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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)

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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

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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

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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 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.