March '02
Monthly batch of hot new models to feast your eyes on
By Joseph Tenni
Minerva Portillo

Flaxen-haired filly Minerva Portillo is leading Spain's new stable of stunners out of the gate. After only three months, the pint-sized señorita is making an impact, having already appeared in French Elle, Italian Vogue and L'Uomo Vogue. Ellen von Unwerth is obsessed with her, and so are we.
Valeria Zuban

Leggy Leo Valeria Zouban is all woman, hear her roar. Hailing from Himky, Russia, Valeria has appeared in i-D, Dazed & Confused, Sleazenation, Australian Vogue and Depeche Mode and is in the campaign for Diesel Style Lab. We predict Valeria will get the lion's share of work in the coming months.
Jamie Bochert

Bearing an uncanny resemblance to Popeye's girlfriend Olive Oyl has got Jamie Bochert noticed. The sassy Sagittarian is the new darling of sleazy starmaker Terry Richardson, who has shot her for Citizen K and the brand new Sisley campaign. With editorials coming out in V and L'Uomo Vogue this former dancer cannot put a foot wrong.
Sharon Genish

Overnight sensation Sharon Genish is possibly the most talked about model of the season. The impressive Israeli was recently catapulted to recognition thanks to Donatella Versace's casting her in Versace's show and campaign. From nowhere to everywhere, Sharon is a star in the making.
Filippa

They call her Filippa, Filippa, and her career is moving faster than lightning. The Sagittarian brunette can be seen on the cover of Paris Vogue and on the pages of Nylon, as well as Ralph Lauren's new campaign. Filippa's making one helluva splash.
Lily Aldridge

As well-connected as she is beautiful, Lily's sister is hypermodel of yesteryear, Saffron Aldridge, and her brother is Kristen McMenamy's photographer husband, Miles Aldridge! As the new star of the Vanderbilt Jeans campaign, Lily is quickly making a name for herself.
Brynn Lothridge

Ohio's new pride and joy is Brynn Lothridge. This teen student is about to hit big with forthcoming appearances in V, L'Uomo Vogue, Exit and Self Service. Having been booked for a lot of the major European shows this season, Brynn is set to win!