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

Ilona Kuodiene

Lithuania mania continues to sweep the globe. The latest example is Ilona Kuodiene. The leggy mannequin with alien-high cheekbones can be seen in Harper's Bazaar, Japanese Vogue, Jalouse, W, Italian Vogue, V and Italian Marie Claire. She'll also appear in the D&G spring 06 campaign. We're crazy in love.
Jessica Herrick

All-American Jessica Herrick is the talk of the towns. First, in teensy Dekalb, Illinois, where she counts the homegrown Cindy Crawford as a family friend, and now the big town of Manhattan. The natural beauty appeared in Elle Girl even before hitting the city, which resulted in a chart full of options. In her off time, she can be found drag racing or playing ultimate frisbee with friends. Jessica is all apple pie. Oh yeah, she bakes those, too.
Oxana Orlova

Red hot Russian Oxana Orlova is something of a towering inferno. The lithe 6-footer recently graced the cover of Greek Vogue and London's Telegraph magazine, and that's just the beginning. She'll be burning things up for a long time to come.
Dace

Baltic beauty Dace is a star on the rise. With only an appearance in Grazia so far, the long-haired Latvian looker is poised to make a big impact during the next round of shows.
Malin Martensson

Pint-sized Swede Malin Martensson is showing up in all the right places. The Nordic knockout and trained dancer has graced the pages of Pop, French and Italian Vogue, with many more must-appear titles in the pipeline.
Ekaterina Kashyntseva

Slavic sensation Ekaterina Kashyntseva is electrically-charged. The Ukrainian-born brunette with possibly the longest name in MM herstory had a crackling show season in Europe and now plans to make the lightning strike Stateside. Her book boasts tearsheets from i-D, Fjords, Plaza and German Glamour. Danger, high voltage!
Zoe Loveland

Smoldering Sagittarian Zoe Loveland is new to America's shores, but has made more than a few waves along the way. The animal-loving teen from Western Australia appeared in Australian Harper's Bazaar, Link magazine and the island continent's hottest underground publication, Summer Winter. Now, however, it's Surfing USA for Zoe.