Ten New Models Who Conquered Fall 2012’s Runways


Before Karlie Kloss became ZOMG!!! Karlie Kloss, she was just like any rookie model fighting for her spot on the runway. But in the bunches of new faces that flood the market season after season, only a few will go on in hopes of becoming ... the next Karlie Kloss (and here you thought we were going to say America's Next Top Model, didn't you?). So of all the newbies who hit the scene this month, which ones should you care about? For starters, DNA Models' Vanessa Axente must be on your radar — the Hungarian 16-year-old opened for Prada, Céline, and Valentino in her debut season and she's reportedly bagged a prestigious fall campaign. Then there's Danish beauty Nadja Bender, who booked Alexander Wang stateside and went on to schedule a slew of shows overseas. Finally, not one, but two Chinese models — Tian Yi and Lina Zhang — found their footing during their sophomore seasons. Click ahead to meet these ladies and more.