ModelMania January'00
Monthly batch of hot new models to feast your eyes on
By Joseph Tenni
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Caroline Ribeiro
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Caroline (Marilyn)
Alleged overnight sensation Caroline Ribeiro has finally arrived. Having scored the prized Italian Vogue cover this month, the lanky Brazilian can also be seen in American Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, plus she was the subject of Mario Testino's lens for the new Gucci campaign. Marilyn Agency is looking after their new treasure very well!

Micky Hicks
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Micky (Karin)
Not to be confused with veteran model Michele Hicks, brash British teen Micky Hicks is making a name for herself. The diminutive starlet from Gloucester, England has appeared in Italian Vogue as the subject of Steven Meisel's lens, as well as Dazed & Confused, The Face, Self Service and Italian Glamour, shot by Francois Nars.

Lucie Wetzel
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Lucie (Women)
Gorgeous Lucie Wetzel is popping up in all the right places. The Yankee doodle dandy hit the jackpot when she scored the Louis Vuitton campaign. She's also appeared in Jane and W. 2000 is her year!

Monika Rofler
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Monika (Ford)
The girl with the curl, Monika Rofler, is of Polish stock, but raised in Sweden. The current favorite of Michael Thompson and Juergen Teller, both for W, the sweet Swede can also boast Italian Vogue tearsheets by Inez van Lamsweerde, Nylon by Guy Aroch, and Jalouse by Justine Parsons.

Stephanie Smollett
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Stephanie (Elite)
Named after the Monaco Royal Family's rebel daughter and one-time model, Stephanie Smollett is carving out quite a career for herself. The Bahamas native has appeared in Italian Vogue, Jane, The Face, Nylon, Italian Glamour, Italian Elle and also made decent money for the D&G campaign. Let's salute the new Princess Stephanie!

Ana Laure Anne
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Laure Anne (New York)
Traffic-stopping Laure Ann is one of a kind. After only months of modeling, she is already being noticed by those who count. She has just shot for W magazine with Michael Thompson and is showing no signs of slowing down. Laure Anne is a driving force.

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Tynk (Company)
From the nation that produced beauties Rachel Hunter and Kylie Bax comes tiny Tynk. The nubile New Zealander is of Polish descent and is having a very busy season, having walked for Hint favorite, Wink, and appearing in Italian Vogue and German Amica.