The fashion and style industry is demanding, ever-changing and fast paced. It is often believed that the success of the cutthroat industry hangs by a thread on the impact it is able to create through beautiful models blessed with great genetics. The importance of models and their presence in the industry can’t be denied especially because of their ability to embody aspiring lifestyle to people who dream of living lavishly glamorous lives. Here are the top 5 modeling inspirations that have been a major influence in the fashion and style industry. They have created a huge impact throughout the course of their career and continue to inspire peers, colleagues, enthusiasts and audiences.
Aoki was often associated in the beginning to the famous DJ Steve Aoki as his half-sister. However her fame has outgrown her association through the sheer talent and performance as a model. Devon started off as a model in the 1990s while she was still a teenager. She gained a lot of attention after getting cast in a show to replace the infamous Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace. She was only sixteen years old when she achieved the feat in 1998. She has since become the trend setter with many production houses as well as brands inclining towards hiring models with distinct talents. She later on went into acting and still continues to model. Most recently she starred in the 2017 Hugo Boss ad campaign.
The concept of androgyny simply buzzes around in the fashion world. Andreja is the perfect combination of both masculine and feminine characteristics. Her seraphic looks not only mesmerize audiences and fashion enthusiast but her story as an androgynous model has contributed towards her incredible rise in the industry. She is considered to be a genuine supermodel with unmatched recognition. She was spotted by a scout while in her teenage, working at a McDonald’s in Australia. Since her rise, she has been an inspiration and prime example for modeling enthusiasts especially those with some uniqueness. She has worked with designers like Jean Paul Gaultier.
Any beauty pageant enthusiast knows who Elkins is. She was crowned as Ms. Universe in 2021. She is a three-time Miss Peru winner and represented Peru as a delegate at Ms. Universe 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. She won Miss Elite Beauty Peru and Miss Model Beauty Peru national titles. She didn’t stop there and went on to win the Best in Evening Gown, Miss Photogenic, Miss Ideal Model and Miss Natural Beauty titles as well. Her modeling has been featured in high end magazines such as the Vanity Fair, Lucky, Vogue Italia, Glamour, and MAXIM. She has also made it to the cover of various international magazines in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. She has been awarded with the Miss Indigenous America title and has represented it at Miss Global. She was the first woman to have carried an indigenous American title at an international pageant. She is now known as one of the most sought-after indigenous supermodels in the fashion industry.
It is often considered that makeovers are game changers for turning average models into supermodels. Elson rose to overnight fame as a sensational supermodel after working on an eccentric project with photographer Steven Meisel. She already had flaming red hair and porcelain white skin but her move to shave off her eyebrows inspired by the Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa no eyebrow face. Her look spread like wildfire after getting published on the cover of Vogue Italia. Since then she has owned the stance as her signature look at innumerable ad campaigns and walking on fashion show runways across all four fashion capitals.
When thinking about models or modeling, one thinks of zero size, sleek body and physique. However that is entirely not the case for Ashley. She doesn’t have the typical statuesque skinny orientation. She is undoubtedly the forerunner in the plus size modeling category and has been making great strides in inspiring the industry for a new definition of physical beauty. She is undoubtedly considered to be one of the most attractive models and also a body activist. Her class and elegance has landed her exclusive projects while featuring on the covers of high end fashion magazines like Elle, Harper Bazaar and the Vogue. She was also the first model to feature on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her brand clientele includes fashion houses such as Bloomindale’s Nordstrom, Target, Lane Bryant and Levi’s.