May '03
Monthly batch of hot new models to feast your eyes on
By Joseph Tenni

Julia Stegner

This German wunderkind's ears must be burning because she is one of fashion's most talked-about newcomers. After gracing the cover of French Elle and appearing in Harper's Bazaar and Italian Vogue, the statuesque blonde has managed to score fall campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Strenesse and Sportmax. Wunderbar!
Amy Decker

Hailing from Rockaway, New Jersey, this emerging editorial star packs a punch. She has appeared in Nylon, Jane and Black Book and has walked for Marc by Marc Jacobs. Amy is a knockout!
Rachel Leigh

The hottest thing to come out of Michigan since Madonna, this Aries angel has already appeared in Surface, Flaunt and Australian Harper's Bazaar. Her blonde ambition will take her far.
Meghana Reddy

Already a star in her native India, where she is an actress and model, Meghana is now spreading her (snake) charm worldwide. Terry Richardson was mesmerized by the subcontinental siren and has shot her for campaigns for Baby Phat, Sisley and Tommy Hilfiger. Look out for the exotic Scorpio in Surface. Hooray for Bollywood!

With a boyish look, it's only fitting that this Brit also has a boyish name. Ben has had a shortcut to success, thanks to starmaker David Sims, who has shot the budding musician for W as well as the cover of The Face. Ben is the new androgyne on the scene!
Ioulia Kovalenko

This Muscovite teen has defected to the West, much to the delight of fashion fans. The sassy Sagittarian Soviet has already appeared in V, 10, Jalouse, Spanish Vogue and Italian Marie Claire and is on the cover of the recently-launched Portuguese Vogue. Expect her to seek asylum any minute in the world's most prestigious magazines.
Leigh Yaeger

Move over, Angela Lindvall, Missouri has a new beauty queen! In an unbelievably short time, Leigh has shot to the top. The Midwest cutie can be seen in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Italian Glamour and is the star of MAC's new campaign. With gigs like that, Leigh is definitely not in Kansas City anymore.