January '09
We're crazy in love with these new faces
By Joseph Tenni
Julia Goncharenko
From soggy Seattle, by way of English boarding schools, comes Russian-born Julia Goncharenko. Elite has big plans for the sexy Slav, sending her to Paris for the last three months, where she shot Madame Figaro, Citizen K and Oyster. And to think, she wanted to be a tennis player.

Suzie Bird
Expect to do a lot of Bird-watching this year—Suzie Bird, that is. The cool French chick was discovered just seven months ago in Paris, but has already walked for Christopher Kane and Marni. She's also scored the new Aquascutum campaign, not to mention shoots for the upcoming premiere of Katie Grand's Love magazine and Vogue Italia with Craig McDean.

Rachael Finch
Okay, we swear we didn't plan the bird theme, but next up, swooping all the way from tropical Queensland in Australia, comes Rachael Finch. The chirpy Cancerian has done very well down under and is now trying her luck Stateside. Watch this face.

Ediely Scapinello
The Brazilian model assembly line just keeps churning out gorgeousness. Delicate doll Ediely Scapinello is a favorite at Sao Paulo Fashion Week and even made it up to New York to strut in the last Marc by Marc Jacobs show—always a good sign. She also appeared in Tatler and Vogue Taiwan on a two-year stint in Asia, where she met her model boyfriend.

Katty Ukhanova
Cherepovets, in the northwest of Russia, used to be known for its steel industry—until proletariat princess Katty Ukhanova came along. She's graced Russian Harper's Bazaar, but the yoga master is flexing her international presence with appearances in Italian Flair, a Givenchy Cosmetics campaign and a Calvin Klein presentation in New York.

Sophie Srej
Hungarian headturner Sophie Srej is clocking up frequent flyer miles with a runway resume reads Calvin Klein, Prada, Marni, Missoni, Chloé and Ann Demeulemeester, which she opened. The girl is taking off!

Chelsea Salmon
Blonde bombshell Chelsea Salmon has had to learn to sink or swim since she was a child model at the age of four. The California cutie, now sixteen, is new to New York and ready to make a splash.