April '05
Monthly batch of hot new models to feast your eyes on
By Joseph Tenni

Masha Malenshekova

The minx from Minsk, the belle from Belarus. Whatever you call her, Masha Malenshekova is about to explode onto the international stage. Having walked for Issey Miyake, Giles Deacon, Alberta Ferretti and Kenzo, the classically-trained beauty can be seen in Pop, Flaunt and, of course, Russian Vogue.
Querelle Jansen

Already a recognizable face in Europe, Dutch treat Querelle Jansen just had her first New York show season. Her impressive book bursts with appearances in the Italian, Japanese, British and Paris editions of Vogue, as well as i-D, Self Service and Dazed. Look for the teen Libran in campaigns for Hugo Boss, Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs.
Viktoriya Zuban

Hailing from a little town near Moscow called Himky comes Viktoriya Zuban. The Nirvana fan is the sister of Valeria, also featured on MM's esteemed pages a few years back. Viktoriya, who dates a hottie artist in Paris, has shot for Nylon, Amica and Jalouse and is part of the Russian power agency Grace, also home to Eugenia Volodina, Natalia Vodianova and Natasha Poly.

Quebec native Jessiann is a Taurean with a point to prove. She's walked for Fendi, Imitation of Christ and Donna Karan, among others. Look for her in Flaunt and in the Miss Sixty campaign.
Ieva Skuja

Offbeat beauty Ieva Skuja has come a long way from rural Latvia. She's appeared in Jalouse, Mixt(e), Amica, twice in i-D, and stars in Juergen Teller's new spring campaign for Marc Jacobs. Redheads do it better.
Ana Nocon

The evil doll-faced Ana Nocon proves that quirky looks are still in demand. Appearances in Numero, i-D, German Vogue and Italian Vogue, as well as a freakishly frenetic runway season, prove that this Pole has staying power.
Emanuela de Paula

Appearing in V and Allure, ebony beauty Emanuela de Paula is a star on the rise. Already a runway veteran in her homeland of northern Brazil, the Taurus teen was one of the few newcomers who walked for Baby Phat and the debut of Jennifer Lopez's label, Sweetface. Sweet!