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

Magdelay Bellon

The headturning Magdelay Bellon has quite a tale to tell. Born in Cuba, she made her way to the States on a rickety raft. These days, the reggaeton singer can be seen riding the wave of another kind—gracing the pages of Italian Vogue and the cover of Russian Vogue. She'll probably encounter a few more sharks along the way, but it's basically smooth sailing from now on for Magdelay.
Vlada Roslyakova

Like any good Slav, the vixen-like Vlada Roslyakova loves modeling, though perhaps not as much as the pop music she left behind in her native Russia to appear in Numero, Italian Marie Claire, Russian L’Officiel and the Japanese and Italian editions of Vogue. She can also soon be seen in American Vogue and W. Watch this face, er, space.
Bobbi Wiens

Teen tomboy Bobbi Wiens is one of a kind. When the handy Canadian isn't fixing cars, playing basketball or re-reading Lord of the Rings, she's posing for alterna-titles Citizen K, Self Service, Jalouse, Mix(te), 10, shot by Mariano Vivanco, as well as the more age-appropriate Teen Vogue, shot by Raymond Meier and Carter Smith. Beauty, brawn and brains—Bobbi has it all.
Dree Crisman

Good looks run in the family for Dree Crisman. The SoCal cutie is the daughter of actress Mariel Hemingway (and filmmaker Stephen Crisman), making her the granddaughter of Ernest, though Dree is determined to make it on her own terms. Look for her in D magazine, Teen Vogue, the Abercrombie & Fitch campaign and, from what we're told, on the big screen in the not-too-distant future.
Alyssa Miller

Captivating Cancer Alyssa Miller has that easy California charm about her. In only a short time, she's managed to pose for W, Numero, Zoo, French and Purple, as well as Italian, Russian, German and Japanese Vogue. Alyssa’s mother agency is Nous in Los Angeles, home to former Model Mania star Jennifer Steese. Look for Alyssa in campaigns for Stella McCartney and Diesel. Whatever it is, she's doing something right.
Snejana

Teen terror Snejana can't be stopped. The 18-year-old Ukrainian with an iron will has everybody talking, and gasping. Not like she's worried. She has the eye of Steven Meisel who, so far, has shot her for August Italian Vogue (rumors say it's the cover), as well as campaigns for Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. In other words, the fall will be her coming out. You heard it here first.
Amber L’Estrange

The new kid on the block is Amber L'Estrange. The South Africa-born, Australia-raised do-gooder is new to New York, but she's already getting a stellar response. Expect to see a lot more of the organic food-loving, jewelry-making, canvas-painting Leo.