Vote for 2016's Most Promising Model

Imaan Hammam vs. Bella Hadid vs. Lucky Blue Smith.The final round is here!
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You've been voting since January – here are the top 3 models in the running towards becoming America’s (read: Couturesque’s) next (top) Model of the Year.

Just a reminder that 2015's winner, Taylor Hill, was voted the favourite by our readers last February, and was subsequently signed by Victoria's Secret in April.... not that we're saying we had anything to do with it (but we did.)   This year, we started with 8 nominees, chosen for their rapid rise in 2015 and a strong start to 2016. Whether they're a catwalk champion or a cover star, these nominees have also been selected for the unique angle that they bring to their work - we're talking pink hair, buzz cuts, gender advocacy, you name it.  The top 3 models are now going head to head in a final vote ending April 3, but only 1 will win the coveted title!

Imaan Hammam
This 19-year old Dutch beauty is truly a rising star in the modelling industry. Her Morrocan/Egyptian goddess genes have already landed her a Vogue US Cover and campaigns for Givenchy and Topshop. 

Bella Hadid
We’re pretty sure there’s something magical in the Hadid blood, because Bella is well on her way to becoming as significant of a name as her big sister Gigi.  She's become an editorial and runway staple, working for names like Burberry and Marc Jacobs.

Lucky Blue Smith
Fashion’s new it-boy is only 17, and the platinum blonde babe has climbed the ladder of popularity with impressive speed, leading campaigns for Tom Ford and Levi’s.

WHO: Katarina, Fashion Contributor at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Copenhagen
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  1. This is a great article I like it I hope Bella Hadid wins for coutores America's next top Model I'm such a huge fan of hers.

  2. AHHHH where are the rest of the Imaan fans at?? She slays at runway AND editorial and has amazing personal style!!!!


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