New York is crawling with lithe, young models right now—you can hardly step onto a train or cross the street without being poked by some sharp catwalker's elbow. In honor of the influx of new models filing into the city, we decided to do our own little casting call of the top 12 newest, freshest models taking to the tents for the spring '11 fashion shows. We scoured the internet as well as asked casting director Julia Samersova from Cast, Inc. about who are on the brink of making it big. We have a feeling these girls are going to be opening and closing shows like it's nobody's business.
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Caroline Brasch Nielsen (Elite)—Caroline has had one busy year. Born in 1993, this Danish beauty only got signed to Elite in 2010, but has already starred in a Stephen Meisel-shot Italian Vogue editorial, Balenciaga campaign, and she closed the Valentino couture show in Paris in July. Talk about an overachiever!
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Kirsi Pyrhonen (DNA)—This Finnish star started off 2010 with a bang when she opened the fall Ann-Sofie Back and Christopher Kane shows in London. She then walked in the Prada show in Milan as an exclusive and rounded out the summer by appearing on the cover of Italian Vogue, and becoming one of the faces of Balenciaga.
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Ming Xi (Ford)—2010 sure has been a busy year for this Chinese beauty. After signing with Ford and being named as a face to watch by Models.com, she walked in fall shows in Milan, London, and Paris for the likes of House of Holland, Jil Sander, and Christian Dior. Most recently, Xi became the face of Givenchy.
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Maddie Kulicka (Elite)—Magdalena, known as Maddie, is an uber-young Polish stunner who wow-ed at the resort shows—both on and off the runway! Along with showing off her incredible style on the streets, Maddie proved that she could definitely bring the heat on the runways, too, at the Celine resort show in Paris.