If Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner Weren’t 2015’s Model Of The Year, Who Was?

2015 was the year when Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner became the real deal.  It seems like hardly a day goes by when one, if not both of the models are making headlines, landing huge campaigns and making thousands of dollars off of Instagram. 

However, according to Models.com, neither Gigi nor Kendall is 2015’s model of the year.  According to over “250 voters representing a wide range of the industry’s top professionals, including…stylists, designers, photographers, editors, hair and makeup artists and casting directors, and a wide range of the next generation of the industry’s emerging creative talents,” the model of the year is Anna Ewers


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While she doesn’t have the name recognition of Gigi and Kendall, chances are if you’ve thumbed through a fashion magazine this year you know who she is.  This year Anna Ewers has stared in campaigns for H&M, David Yurman, Chanel, Prada and Balenciaga, landed a slew of covers, and even landed the coveted Miss July spot on the Pirelli calendar.


But don’t worry, the Industry’s runner-up for Model of the Year went to Gigi Hadid, and both Gigi and Kendall were the reader’s top choice for the award.

Other familiar faces popped up on the list, too. Rihanna was named the Industry’s choice for best celebrity model, while everybody agreed that the biggest comeback of the year belonged to Derek Zoolander.

Check out the rest of their awards here

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