ModelMania December'00
Monthly batch of hot new models to feast your eyes on
By Joseph Tenni
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Luca Gadjuf
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Luca (IMG)
Ker-ching! Luca is in the lucre. The German gem went from nada to Prada, having recently shot the new campaign by Cedric Buchet, out in January, and strutted the runway exclusively for Prada and Miu Miu. Miuccia may want to keep her all to herself, but this Teutonic teen is unstoppable.

Marie-Pier
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Marie-Pier (Pauline's)
The latest to emerge from the Canadian model assembly line is Montreal-born Marie-Pier. The diminutive blonde is showing up in all the right places, including a star turn in French Elle, shot by Antoine Verglas. Step aside, Shania—Marie-Pier is Canada's new diva.

Luciana Marinissen
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Luciana (T)
Following in the footsteps of Argentinean fashion plates Daniela Urzi, Lujan Fernandez, Valeria Mazza and Ines Rivero comes Luciana Marinissen. In just six weeks, the Erin O'Connor look-alike has scored lucrative campaigns for Jil Sander, shot by Craig McDean, and Kenneth Cole, shot by Mikael Janssen. She's also shot German Vogue with Ruven Afanador and Italian Elle with Mark Abrahams. Watch this face.

Lydia Gifford
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Lydia (Women)
Gemini jetsetter Lydia Gifford is being noticed by those who matter—and not just in her native England. After appearances in German and Italian Vogue, Lydia landed the new Blumarine campaign, shot by Tim Walker—a true sign of success.

Anna L.
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Anna (Karin)
Red-hot Russian Anna Lisilsyna has had a meteoric rise to fame. Having appeared in the launch issue of nouveau fashion bible, Pop, this nubile newcomer has scored the new D&G campaign, shot by star maker Mario Testino. Anna is burning up!

Quiana Grant
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Quiana (Wilhelmina)
Of African extraction, Quiana is making her mark on the fashion map. She's already shot a Gap campaign with Steven Meisel and Allure with Walter Chin. Recent appearances in US Vogue, Teen Vogue and Harper's Bazaar ensure that this ebony princess will go on to further fortune many seasons to come.

Fanni
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Fanni (Ford)
Now sporting a new rocker hairdo, 21-year-old Fanni Bostrum recently moved from Sweden to America and became an instant hit. In the last few weeks she has amassed an amazing portfolio, including the new Jil Sander campaign with Craig McDean and TSE Cashmere with Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm. Her recent magazine work includes Nova with Nick Haymes, Italian Marie Claire with Fabio Chizzola and a 10-page shoot in The Face with David Slijper. Fanni, we're behind you all the way!