ModelMania February'00
Monthly batch of hot new models to feast your eyes on
By Joseph Tenni
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Karolina Kobesova
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Karolina (DNA)
Many girls have been called the next Kate Moss but few have come close to her heights. A serious new contender for the crown is gorgeous teen Karolina Kurkova who's already scored a spread in Numero with Patrick Demarchelier, an ad campaign for Luca Luca and was hired to walk solely for Prada's and Miu Miu's latest collections. Stateside for only a second, the lean Czech mate has checked in.

Agola
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Agola (Karin)
Striking African beauty Agola is popping up in all the right places. In a short time, she has already scored editorial for Jane and Dutch and has brought in big money for the Gap, Kenneth Cole and D&G. This ebony princess is going places.

Micki Olin
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Micki (Ford)
Oh, Micki, you're so fine. From Ford's healthy stable of fresh new faces comes Micki Olin, a long-haired goddess with classic beauty who's already appeared in *surface, Mademoiselle, Italian Glamour and Italian Amica, shot by Guy Aroch. Her timeless, Aphrodite-like features will see her through any fashion fad.

Kimberley Friesen
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Kimberly (Ford)
Canada's bottomless pit of budding supermodels is showing no signs of drying up. With a career that's ready to explode, freckle-faced femme fatale Kimberly Friesen has already appeared in French Vogue, Nylon, Elle, shot by Gilles Bensimon, and a Barney's ad campaign shot by Cleo Sullivan.

Amanda Brown
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Amanda (Marilyn)
Aries fairy Amanda Brown is the wonder from Down Under. This part-Czech ambitious blonde just shot Australian Vogue and Portuguese Elle, as well as having stormed the runways in Milan with her unique strut. The sky is the limit for this Aussie icon.

Francesca Tedeschi
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Francesca (Q)
Foxy Francesca Tedeschi is truly one of a kind. She has appeared in Detour, Interview and most recently Amica, Spanish Harper's Bazaar and W shot by Liz Von Hoene. She's also scored campaigns for L'Oreal and Salvatore Ferragamo. She is Q's queen and the brunette du jour!

Anne Christin
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Anne Christin (Elite)
In a matter of months, German jetsetter Anne Christin has made a splash by appearing in W and Italian Glamour several times, plus Numero and Italian Vogue, shot by Paolo Roversi. Her "artist's muse" look (not unlike past Model Mania model, Simona Venier) is all the rage now.