July '06
We're crazy in love with these new faces
By Joseph Tenni

Flavia Lucini
Bronzed Brazilian Flavia Lucini is taking a bite out of the modeling world. After walking exclusively for Jil Sander, the almond-eyed Aries posed for British, Italian and Japanese Vogue, in addition to Flair and 10. Look for her on the cover of Jalouse and in the new Missoni Sport campaign. Did we mention she plans on becoming a dentist after drilling through modeling? If this is the case, we'll take Flavia over fluoride any day.

Jenny Sweeney
Farm-bred Jenny Sweeney is trading her Des Moines, Iowa horses and four-wheelers for New York City taxis and subways. The towering Taurian booked an Elle shoot with Gilles Bensimon a mere week after signing with her agency. Expect to see more of the country swan soon.

Gertrud Hegelund
Striking Viking and Olympics-level swimmer Gertrud Hegelund was discovered three times before finally taking the plunge into modeling, promptly winning the Elite Model Look in her home country of Denmark. The perfectly-proportioned Piscean is now swimming laps around her competition with editorials in i-D, French Elle, L'Officiel, D and British Vogue.

Ebony empress Yordanos turns heads wherever she goes. After a scout caught sight of her walking outside the agency, Yordanos was whisked upstairs to meet her fairy-tale fate. The salsa-loving stunner from Ethiopa can be seen in Essence magazine and a 12-page spread for British Marie Claire.

Iekeliene Stange
Dutch treat Iekeliene Stange has everyone talking. After recent appearances in W, Italian Vogue and British Elle, the leggy Leo landed the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti campaign. What a long Stange trip it's been.

Jana Knauerova
With her impressive set of brows, and having already appeared in i-D and Dazed and Confused, Czech charmer Jana Kanuerova means business. Alternately kickboxing and playing the violin, the plucky Piscean can do anything she wants.

Isabelle Giguere
Montreal's Giovanni Models (home to Model Mania star Irina Lazareanu) has another name for you to remember: Isabelle Giguere. The blond Cancerian has appeared in Italian Elle, French Glamour and Japanese Harper's Bazaar. No more blaming Canada.