Who is in the next wave of millennials poised to take over the ever-changing modeling industry? Some have easily recognizable names and famous parents such as Johnny Depp, Lauryn Hill and Sylvester Stallone. Others are fast-rising unknowns. They’re all beautiful and talented, of course, but they may surprise you with their successes in focusing attention on important issues. Women like Halima Aden, the first model to wear a hajib on the runway, and Jordyn Woods, a plus-size model who is an ambassador for size-inclusive brands. These models are hitting the runways and landing big covers, and they are all under the age of 20. These are the next-generation top models coming on fast.
Halima was the first hijab-wearing model to walk the runways for shows such as Yeezy and Alberta Ferretti from New York to Milan. The 19-year-old Somali-American who was born in a refugee camp, and her transformative looks makes her one of the most influential models of the moment.
The 18-year-old daughter of music legend Lauryn Hill and granddaughter of reggae icon Bob Marley is more than a talented singer in her own right. She’s starred in the Ivy Park and Rag & Bone campaigns, and she’s modeled for a Chanel show, a Calvin Klein ad and the Yeezy lineup.
Vogue has named the 19-year-old daughter of Sylvester Stallone a fresh face to watch. She hit the runway in Chanel’s annual Métiers d’Art show, and she’s hobnobbed with supermodels for the LOVE 2016 advent calendar.
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The 19-year-old California girl appeared in in shows like Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana after signing with Elite Model Management. The daughter of Real Housewives star Lisa Rinna was discovered through Instagram and has already appeared on the cover of WWD.
Lottie appeared on the cover of French Vogue and starred in major campaigns like Calvin Klein after debuting in the Sonia Rykiel autumn/winter 2015 show during Paris Fashion Week. The 19-year-old is the little sister (by 24 years) of Kate Moss.
The image of super model mom Cindy Crawford, Kaia just celebrated her 16th birthday after debuting this season on the New York Fashion Week runway. She’s already graced the cover of Teen Vogue and appeared in a Marc Jacobs beauty campaign.
This 18-year-old beauty has already moved beyond the pages of Vanity Fair, Love and W and starring in Chanel ads touting the brand’s signature scent Chanel No.5 L’eau and eyewear. The daughter of actor Johnny Depp and model Vanessa Paradis has added acting in films such as Planetarium to her resume.
Jordyn has become one of the industry’s most in-demand plus-size models. She uses her platform as a model with renowned agency Wilhelmina to advocate for a more size-inclusive industry. You probably recognize her a Kylie Jenner’s BFF.
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