ModelMania October'01
Monthly batch of hot new models to feast your eyes on
By Joseph Tenni
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Sheri McKinstry
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Sheri (IMG)
Move over John Waters, brunette beauty Sheri McKinstry is putting Baltimore on the map. She has appeared in Dutch, Jane, Italian Marie Claire and Amica, and has new editorials coming out in Self Service and Nylon. Sheri is her hometown's divine new star.

Mandi Wright
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Mandi (Wilhelmina)
Upstate New Yorker Mandi Wright is movin' on up. The Virgo hippie first popped up in appearances in Cosmo Girl and an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign, and will soon be seen in Italian Vogue. Armed with her new passport to success, Mandi's migrating to Paris when she finishes high school.

Rama
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Rama (Ford)
It's only a matter of time before ebony princess Rama becomes modeling royalty. After winning Ford's Face of Africa competition, the Senegalese sensation moved to New York and walked for Miguel Adrover. All hail the new queen of the scene.

Lisa Forsberg
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Lisa (T)
There's no halting beaming blonde Lisa Forsberg. The Canadian cutie's book already boasts tearsheets from British Vogue, i-D, Italian Elle and Gloss. This Canuck does not stop here.

Isabel Ibsen
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Isabel (Next)
Bleach-blonde babe Isabel Ibsen is yet another example of Brazil's bottomless pit of model potential. She is currently the favorite of star maker Mario Testino and can be seen in Dutch, Italian Vogue, and the new D&G campaign. Watch her add a first name to her famous last.

Bettina Fuhr
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Bettina (IMG)
Norwegian knockout Bettina Fuhr is a teen trailblazing to the top. After appearances in Dutch, Jalouse and the hyped new Australian magazine Doing Bird, this Gemini jetsetter will be clocking up the miles in months to come. Look for her in the next issue of W, shot by Mario Sorrenti.

Vanessa de Assis
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Vanessa (Ford)
In a few short months, Brazilian babe Vanessa de Assis has made giant steps, Stateside. The Libran lady walked straight into the recent Marc Jacobs show and appears in his forthcoming campaign (shot by Juergen Teller), as well as ads for Abercrombie & Fitch and Tommy Hilfiger. As if she needed further endorsement, she has just shot Vogue with Steven Klein. Vanessa the impresser!