ModelMania August'01
Monthly batch of hot new models to feast your eyes on
By Joseph Tenni
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Renske Leunk
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Renske (DNA)
With her gamine-punk coiffure, Renske Leunk is a hair-raising new presence on the modeling front. After appearances in the German and Spanish editions of Vogue, as well as French Elle, this Dutch beauty—discovered by the same scout who found Karolina Kurkova—is set to conquer America. Watch this volleyball-playing vixen spike it Stateside.

Rachel Alexander
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Rachel (Ford)
This brazen brunette already boasts tearsheets from Italian Vogue, in which she appeared as the subject of Steven Meisel's lens, and her visibility is about to increase. Rachel's recent work includes the new Abercrombie & Fitch campaign, shot by Bruce Weber, as well as editorial appearances in Surface, Flaunt and British Elle. All hail la belle Rachel!

Marina Dias
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Marina (Karin)
Despite the predictions of some, Brazilian models are as in demand as the country's ever-popular bikini wax. Witness tattooed beauty Marina Dias, who's made her mark after only a few months. Already a favorite of starmaker Mario Testino, Marina has appeared in V, Numero and The Face, as well as campaigns for Fendi, Genny and Sonia Rykiel. Forget the naysayers, the future looks rosy for Miss Dias.

selitaebanks
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Selita (Elite)
Staten Island siren Selita Ebanks is on the express ferry to success. In relatively no time, she has managed to score far-ranging editorials, from i-D to Teen Vogue, and earned serious pocket money from campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Levis and DKNY. As her cameo in Lenny Kravitz "Again" video suggests, Selita is rocking!

Kristin Chapman
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Kristin (Q)
This flame-haired Floridian's unique allure has not gone unnoticed, with appearances to date in trend-setting publications like Numero, Self Service, Interview and Smock. She may be oddly obsessed with John Malkovich, but the world will soon know about Being Kristin Chapman.

Kourtney
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Kourtney (New York)
With her carefree nature, all-American beauty Kourtney—first name terms with fame, thank you very much—has plenty to smile about. She is the face of Tommy Hilfiger's fragrance, Tommy (alongside Dutch sensation Esther Young), and is featured in new campaigns for the Gap and Ralph for Ralph Lauren. Steven Meisel, David LaChapelle and Matthew Rolston have already focused their eyes on Kourtney, so should you!

anahickmann
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Ana (ID)
With her abnormally long legs, Ana Hickmann is taking giant Gisele-like steps to supermodeldom. Having already graced the cover of Vogue in her native Brazil, and scored big money jobs for Wella, Nivea and La Perla, is it any wonder her accountant and booker view this Brazilian bombshell as Ana from Heaven?