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

Anna Kuchkina
Ravishing Russian Anna Kuchkina is off to a smooth start. The porcelain-faced Piscean appears in the new Topshop campaign, and can be seen in Flair, Mixte and Russian and German editions of Vogue. No to mention her impressive premier show season in New York. What a dish!

Hannah Blake
Ambitious Aries Hannah Blake is the latest to trot out of Kelly Streit’s stable of beauties in Canada. The ice-skating, volleyball-playing teen may not have any editorials yet, but trust us, the race is on.

Chanel Iman
Wielding not one, but two iconic names, Chanel Iman was destined to model. The California cutie was the busiest newbie at the New York shows, with star turns in Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Proenza Schouler and Derek Lam. She may have lifted her name, but she's building an identity all her own.

Anita Hodosi
Hungarian head-turner Anita Hodosi is playing to win. A freak for PlayStation, she's appeared in Dazed and Confused Japan, and works as the fit model for Calvin Klein with super-stylist Karl Templer.

Anett Griffel
Glamazonian Estonian Anett Griffel has to be loving life after racking up runway miles for Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Lacoste, Doo.Ri and Vivienne Tam. The sizzling Scorpio has just wrapped up a Benetton campaign with David Sims and will soon steam up the pages of Italian Elle. Not bad for being scouted only months ago at a mall in Estonia.

Cecilia Mendez
A recent emigre from Buenos Aires, Argentina, gangly gamine Cecilia Mendez has already sent shutters aflutter for V, Self Service, Citizen K and the New York Times, as well as Japanese and Paris Vogue. At the shows, the Taurean charged the runways for Chanel, Dries Van Noten, Burberry and Christian Dior and Yohji Yamamoto and opened for Oscar de la Renta. And that's no bull.

Tori Praver
Like that other Tori, Hawaiian hottie Tori Praver is scoring big with blonde tresses and a million-dollar smile. The Cosmopolitan cover girl has just shot for Sports Illustrated, Victoria’s Secret and Guess. Needless to say, she's not our usual Model Mania hall-of-famer, but oh so notorious!