Models.com named the best models of 2023

Juliette Morgan
Models.com named the best models of 2023

The website and main database of representatives of the fashion industry Models.com presented the annual results of the outgoing year. Experts and readers chose the main favorites in six categories.

Model of the Year was 26-year-old Anok Yai, who was born in Egypt and moved to the United States with her family at the age of three. Anok is the first model of South Sudanese descent and the second black model after Naomi Campbell to open a Prada show. Yai became the best this year, according to experts and readers. /img]

Second place in the fight for the title of best was shared by Paloma Elsesser and Bella Hadid.

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Палома Эльсессер/Фото: Sam Rock/i-D

Among male models, according to experts, including editors and stylists Edward Enninful, Katie Grand and many others, Keith Butler took first place. The model closed the last Burberry show, walked at the Balenciaga show in Los Angeles and took part in many advertising campaigns for famous brands.

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Кит Батлер на показе Burberry весна — 2024/Фото: Filippo Fior/Gorunway.com/Vogue

Readers' Choice for "Model of the Year" Among the men, it fell to the Canadian Mathieu Simonet. This year, he returned to the industry after a two-year break to pursue education and walked in shows for Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Boss, Helmut Lang and many others.

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Матье Симоне/Instagram*

The winners in the category "Breakthrough of the Year" Angelina Kendall (Industry Choice) and Alex Consani (Readers' Choice). Both girls beat out competitors Amelia Gray and San Mizrahi, who took second place.

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Анджелина Кендалл/Фото: Oliver Hadlee Pearch/M Le magazine du Monde
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Алекс Консани для Fendi осень — 2023/Johnny Dufort

And among men in the category "Breakthrough of the Year" Walid Ficher, Hedi Ben Tekaya and Abas Abdirazak won. Bella Hadid and Alex Consani were named Activist of the Year, while Bethann Hardison won the Outstanding Achievement Award.

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