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

Du Juan

Already a recognizable face back home, Chinese charmer Du Juan is set to take on the world. She graces the cover of the history-making premiere issue of Chinese Vogue alongside Gemma Ward, another MM star, and has appeared in Italian Vanity Fair. You could say she's putting a pretty face on globalization.
Robyn Connor

Though just a wee spark still, Aussie teenager Robyn Connor is on fire. With tearsheets from Dazed & Confused, Oyster and Jalouse, Robyn can be seen in the DKNY campaign. She also had a healthy show season, having walked for Miu Miu.
Claudia Merikula

Since winning a model contest in her native Estonia, five-foot-ten teen Claudia Merikula has appeared in Teen Vogue, Nylon and Jalouse. She was one of the most talked-about newbies this past season, so expect to see a lot more of the Amazonian Estonian.
Lindsay Lullman

Though not exactly the girl next door, all-American blonde Lindsay Lullman is everywhere. Her book is loaded with tearsheets from V, Jane, Teen Vogue, German Vogue and Italian Glamour, as well as the Benetton campaign shot by David Sims. Still, she'd be the first to tell you she's just Lindsay from the block.
Elena Melnik

Stomping all over what's left of the Iron Curtain, red hot Russian Elena Melnik has been showing up in all the right places since arriving in New York City last month. The square-faced brunette made an exclusive appearance in the Calvin Klein show and can be seen in Italian Marie Claire and British Vogue, shot by Mario Testino. Unstoppable!
Madeleine Berrevoets

Towering teen Madeleine Berrevoets is the French-Canadian name on the lips of fashion's most influential. The leggy Leo just walked for Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana during Milan Fashion Week—a sign of big things to come.
Jana Rackova

Cheeky Czech and basketball fan Jana Rackova is bouncing along just fine, having been singled out by Karl Lagerfeld as one to watch. Jana is set to become the brightest star of Eastern Europe.