December '04
Monthly batch of hot new models to feast your eyes on
By Joseph Tenni

Tania Balash

The big news from Belarus is Tania Balash. The gutsy glamazon just shot the Kenneth Cole Reaction campaign and can be seen in Arena, Elle and Teen Vogue. She crushes the competition.
Monique Olsen

Though no relation to Mary-Kate or Ashley, Monique Olsen has a profitable future planned for her, too. The Brazilian babe is already a veteran of the Sao Paulo runways, as well as the pages of Elle Girl. Soon, she'll own you.
Brandi Brechbiel

All-American blonde Brandi Brechbiel is on fire. The towering teen had an amazing show season, which included Chanel and Sonia Rykiel, and has just shot British Vogue with Patrick Demarchelier. She's a trail-blazer.
Janeta Samp

Polish teenager Janeta Samp is putting her stamp on fashion. The Capricorn beauty can be seen in Jane, the Armani Exchange campaign and, sooner than later, everywhere else.
Ksenia Zaplekina

Born in the Ukraine but raised in Norway, Ksenia Zaplekina knows no bounds. The art-lover has appeared in Italian Vogue, German Vogue, V (twice), Oyster and Nylon. There's no stopping her.

Sudanese-born Awuoi is, for now, deferring medical school to concentrate on modeling. The leggy Londoner's runway resume already reads Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald and Clements Ribeiro. She's just what the doctor ordered.

Brash Bolshevik Polina got her start in the business as a finalist in a model contest organized by Karin Models. She hasn't looked back since starring in the Moschino Cheap & Chic campaign. Everybody's rushin' for this Russian.