Who is going to be the next big hit? Who is going to be the next Gisele Bundchen? Since the Brazilian top model decided to retire from the fashion catwalks, our fashion soul feel a little abandoned. We feel that the time in which Top models were strong symbols of glamour, desire and success is over. The new generation of models are more like short-phenomenons rather than a true super-star establishment. Model agencies are always scouting for the “lost Ark”, it means they have people all over the world to scout, find and spot the next big hit, the next Gisele. It is a hope to see again a super star to rise. So in order to stop this Gisele-Blues, let’s focus in the future of top modeling and who are the next generation. Potentially we shall see the rise of a new “Gisele”.
Top Models, the aura of a super star
The 80’s saw the establishment of the top model status to the rank of super stars. Girls like Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer leaded the way, followed in the 90’s by Kate Moss and other Laetitia Casta, Naomi Campbell and Elle McPherson. It was the time that top models were more popular than singers and actresses. They were not women any more, they were goddesses of Glamour, sexiness and beauty. They represented a new era of feminine aesthetics. It was also the era when fashion photographers started using photoshop that gave an extra layer of perfection to these beauties.
In 1996, the fashion world discover a new wonder, Gisele Bundchen. She is 16 years old and she represents a new type of fashion models. She is natural, far from beying artificially perfect and has personality. She is also attached to nature and her yoga lessons, so she brings a new wave. She was also the one to open the door to Brazilian top models as thanks to her, the model companies got suddenly interested in Brazil. And since then we know the success of Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Isabeli Fontana. In 2015, Gisele Bundchen announced her intention to retire from fashion shows and our souls of fashionistas became suddenly orphan. We shall not talk about Cara Delevingne. She is definitely the supreme it-girl right now, but for how long? We all remember Agyness Deyn for example that came as fast as she left. So for the moment we leave Ms Delevingne aside for the purpose of the article. Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen were the last true mega-stars in the modeling business and we wonder who will be the next Gisele or the next Kate.
Top 5 new fashion models that we should pay attention to
Sara Sampaio, Portugal, 23 years old
Sara Sampaio is by far the most successfull Portuguese model. She became the first Victoria Secret’s Angel from her country. Naturally this means a big visibility for her and also the fact that she is super gorgeous. In 2014 she was elected “rookie of the year” by Sports Illustrated magazine and is definitely a promising model.
Julia Saner, 23 years old, Switzerland
Did we ever heard something related to a “Swiss top-model” in the past? Nope. Now things are about to change thanks to Julia Saner. Born in Switzerland, she has the potential to become the most well known Swiss model of all times. Spotted in Zürich and winner in 2009 of the Elite Model Management, she decided to finish her studies before embracing the modeling career (clever girl). School finished, she started her first fashion week. Hoping to get one fashion show, she ended up doing 27 catwalks! All fashion designers want to have her and Anna Wintour her-self thinks she has a great look. Now she is the chouchou of Chanel, Vuitton, Valentino or Mulberry. Her face is both angel and demon. You better watch out.
Daphne Groeneveld, 21 years old, Netherlands
Top models are not only American, Brazilian and French. They can also be Dutch. The perfect example is Daphne Groeneveld. She was born in 1994 in the Netherlands and her young model career is already pretty full with all top luxury brands. She is more well known thanks to her collaboration with Dior on the fragrance Dior Addicted as well as in the make-up ranges. She symbolizes a new generation of Dutch models that are invading the fashion space. It is a good thing.
Lindsay Wixon, 21 years old, United States of America.
She is also called “baby face”, Lindsay Wixon was born in Kansas state in the US and she is 21 years old. She is right now predicted to have a great modeling career. She is known for her unique looks, defined in part by her “bee-stung lips”, “rosebud pout”, and gapped front teeth. Several signature campaigns are marks of premature success like the ones she did for Chanel, Versace, John Galliano, Miu Miu or Alexander McQueen. It has been a while that we did not have an American model so high in the rank of top models. Promising.
Gabriela Machado, 13 years old, Brazil
Gabriela Machado, also called Gaby Machado is only 13 years old and she has already made her mark in people’s mind. The one called “Giselinha“, in Portuguese “little Gisele” is already showing the signs of a true promising top model. So far she has refused to leave Brazil and her family to live abroad and start an international career as a model. Her parents are pretty protective, let’s not forget she is only 13 years old. Gaby thinks it is a true career boost to have physically similitudes with Gisele Bundchen but of course she wishes to have her own thing. You can follow her latest adventures here: http://gabybmachado.blogspot.ch
While Model agencies are like raiders of the lost ark, spotting which new big star might rise, and trying to get her first, we see that there is no room anymore for the 80’s and the 90’s super stars. Models now are models, actresses, photographers, magazine editors and potential there is a higher turnover of trends and styles. Although the 5 models indicated here above have the most promising careers in the next 5 years, is the modeling system ready for a next generation of super-uber-models? Are people willing to see new super stars rising in the modeling landscape? In any case, Gisele Bundchen set a new standard of a more “natural and healthy” approach of beauty aesthetics. Probably there is an interesting path to explore, like a promising legacy transmitted by gods.
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