Lindsey Wixson: Stella McCartney fall 2012; Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture fall 2012; Chanel Haute Couture fall 2012; Miu Miu fall 2012
We're rounding the last couple of days of StyleBistro Awards 2012 voting with some of our faorite categories—here's one we love: Model of the Year. Check out our nominees and vote, below—then check back on August 21st to see who the winner is!
There's no face in the industry quite like Lindsey Wixson's. The stunning all-American beauty has graced countless magazine covers and, this year, has fronted campaigns for Versace, H&M, Mulberry, and Chanel.
Daphne Groeneveld: DSquared2 fall 2012; Viktor & Rolf spring 2012; Louis Vuitton spring 2012; Anna Sui fall 2012
Daphne Groeneveld's distinctive doe-eyed pillow-lipped face is one we're seeing everywhere lately—from the runways of New York and Paris to billboards and magazines. This year alone, she's starred in campaigns for Roberto Cavalli, H&M, and Dior.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Animale at Sao Paulo Fashion Week fall 2012; at the Cinema Society premiere of Safe; at the Met Gala; at the Vanity Fair Oscars party
These days, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley steers mostly-clear of runways and everyday modeling gigs—more of a campaign-girl and a celebrity in her own right, she spends her time walking red carpets, posing for the creme de la creme of international fashion magazines, and fronting ads for Burberry.
Joan Smalls: Givenchy fall 2012; Viktor & Rolf fall 2012; Stella McCartney fall 2012; Hakaan fall 2012
Joan Smalls is, hands down, one of the most drop-dead-gorgeous human beings we've ever had the privilege of seeing in real life—and she's no slouch as a model either. Everywhere you go, Smalls is a star on the runway and in 2012, she's landed campaigns for David Yurman, Calvin Klein Jeans, Chanel, Fendi, Givenchy, and H&M,
Karlie Kloss: Viktor & Rolf fall 2012; Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture fall 2012; Elie Saab Haute Couture fall 2012
Media darling Karlie Kloss is a superstar—at the ripe young age of 20 she's already starred in campaigns for Elie Saab, Juicy Couture, Oscar de la Renta, and Victoria's Secret... and that's just this year, alone.
Liu Wen: Balmain fall 2012; Paul & Joe fall 2012; Kenzo fall 2012; Pedro Lourenco fall 2012
One of the biggest models to come out of China so far, Liu Wen has graced countless catwalks and has, this year, starred in ads for ck Calvin Klein, Marni for H&M, Diesel, and Estee Lauder.
Candice Swanepoel: Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2012; Michael Kors fall 2012; Jason Wu fall 2012; Stella McCartney spring 2012
How Victoria's Secret superstar Candice Swanepoel made the crossover from lingerie catalog modeling to the high-fashion runway, we'll never know—maybe it has something to do with her killer gorgeousness and super-sweet disposition? We loved her on the runways in Paris and New York and, in print, starring in campaigns for Brian Atwood, Prabal Gurung, Colcci, and Ralph Lauren.
Kate Upton: at the Vanity Fair Oscars party; at the amfAR Gala in Cannes; at Liverpool Fashion Fest
Lad mag favorite turned high-fashion ingenue, Kate Upton started out flaunting her assets in commercial swimwear catalogs and lingerie shoots. Now, she's starring in Guess campaigns, covering indie magazines, and walking the red carpet like the superstar she is. What we love about Kate Upton? Her self-made status and curvy-girl figure that doesn't quite adhere to the supermodel norm. We're excited to see where she's headed next—she's the modeling version of the American Dream.
Which model do you think deserves to be Model of the Year?
Voting has ended.