The Next Chanel Iman? 13 Stunning L.A. Models To Watch Now!

[UPDATE: This story was originally published on November 28.]
Some say that the tall and gorgeous move to NYC to storm catwalks, while the short and stunning move to L.A. to act. And sure, we’re not bumping into 6'3" drop-dead gorgeous gazelles on every street corner, but when all’s said and done, SoCal's no slouch in the looks department.
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All it takes is one swirl through our sceniest establishments (the Chateau, BOA, or Soho House, if you're lucky!), to realize that our fair city lays claim to some serious strutters — we’re talking Alexa- and Agnes-level mugs and moxie. From ladies who’ve walked Chanel haute couture shows to dudes who book Gap gigs while moonlighting in punk bands, we’ve rounded up 13 of L.A.'s prettiest faces. So, take a gander, then keep a close eye on these local lookers — it’s only a matter of time before they'll be globe-trotting and gaining international acclaim!
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Name: Emily Ratajkowski
Agency: Ford
You May Recognize Her From: Carl's Jr.'s Memphis BBQ Burger commercial and iCarly.
Neighborhood: DTLA
Favorite Booking: "The cover of Treats! magazine."
Favorite Local Designer: "Reformation."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "A trip to Puerto Rico — traveling beats clothes!"
Style Idols: "Erin Wasson and Patti Smith."
Style Secret: "Confidence — know your body and dress like yourself, no one else."
Dream Gig: "To shoot with Mario Testino."
Guilty Pleasure: "Dark chocolate — I'm addicted."

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Name: Sidney Williams
Agency: Next
You May Recognize Her From: Angeleno magazine and Hedi Slimane's personal site.
Neighborhood: Venice
Favorite Booking: "The editorial I did with LOVE WANT magazine with photographer Ben Sullivan. I rode a monkey bike, ate Red Vines licorice, and played with sparklers and smoke bombs."
Favorite Local Designer: "Joey Grana of Scout."
Style Idol: "Definitely Grimes."
Style Secret: "Be quick."
Dream Gig: "Underwater modeling."
Guilty Pleasure: "Donuts."

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Name: Chloe Hallinan
Agency: Ford
You May Recognize Her From: Verily magazine
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Favorite Booking: "The last one I did for Phoenix International magazine. I was wearing head-to-toe Fendi and the shoot took place on a hilltop in Malibu overlooking the ocean. Did I mention this all happened at sunset?"
Favorite Local Designers: "Rodarte, Libertine, and Gypsy05."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "A one-of-a-kind reconstructed jacket from Libertine."
Style Idols: "My mom and my little brother."
Style Secret: "I never blow dry my hair."
Dream Gig: "Walking in a Chanel runway show in Paris."
Guilty Pleasure: "Reading in bed."

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Name: Ben Elliott
Agency: Next
You May Recognize Him From: The Lying Game and If I Can Dream.
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Favorite Booking: "It has to be the V Man editorial shot by Bruce Weber with my younger brother who lives in New York. Working with one of the most talented photographers and being in front of the camera alongside my bro was really cool."
Favorite Local Designer: "Anthony Franco — his suits are original yet classic."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "Travel and lodging for a trip to Kingston, Jamaica, and a winter coat."
Style Idol: "Ralph Lauren."
Style Secret: "I tend to steam my wrinkled shirts and pants in the gym sauna if I don't have time to iron."
Dream Gig: "A Ralph Lauren campaign with my brother."

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Name: Hannah Glasby
Agency: Ford
You May Recognize Her From: Flare magazine and Cosmopolitan Italy.
Neighborhood: Laguna Beach
Favorite Booking: "Recently, it would be the Forever 21 ads. But, overall it was doing the Chanel '08 haute couture show in Paris."
Favorite Local Designer: "Rails Clothing."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "A Prada bag that I take everywhere with me."
Style Idol: "It's hard to say, but I've always admired Kate Hudson. She always dresses in clothes that are flattering to her body, yet still comfortable."
Style Secret: "Have fun, and wear whatever you want with confidence."
Dream Gig: "I've always wanted to do a big campaign for a fun, crazy, energetic brand like Nordstrom or Macy's."
Guilty Pleasure: "There are so many to choose from, but I would have to say Mexican food — it just tastes so damn good."

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Name: Jordyn Silveira
Agency: Elite
You May Recognize Her From: One of the Top 10 New Faces in L.A. for The Collective magazine.
Neighborhood: Riverside
Favorite Booking: "Collective magazine."
Favorite Local Designer: "Brandy Melville."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "A NARS cosmetics swag bag."
Style Idols: "Miley Cyrus and my friend Arleta."
Style Secret: "Don't try too hard."
Dream Gig: "To walk a Pucci runway."
Guilty Pleasure: "Brownies."

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Name: Kalia Prescott
Agency: Ford
You May Recognize Her From: She's also an actress and appeared in The Hunger Games.
Neighborhood: Westlake Village
Favorite Booking: "Walking in Vera Wang's fall '12 witchcraft-inspired bridal collection."
Favorite Local Designer: "Rachel Zoe."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "A Cengiz Abazoğlu couture gown for The Hunger Games world premiere."
Style Idols: "Brigitte Bardot and Joan Jett."
Style Secret: "I always incorporate a bit of my personality into my outfits. I love wearing things like my favorite rock band T-shirts, Batman Chuck Taylor sneakers, snapback hats, and oversized glasses."
Dream Gig: "Alexander McQueen."
Guilty Pleasure: "Bread-and-butter pickle chips with whipped cream on top. Oh, and cheese pizza with raspberry jelly."

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Name: Lucky Blue Smith
Agency: Next
You May Recognize Him From: His band, The Atomics.
Neighborhood: Burbank
Favorite Booking: "The Gap campaign I did with my sisters, and John John Denim."
Favorite Local Designer: "Robert Schaefer of Schaeffer Garment Hotel."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "I haven’t received anything but food so far!"
Style Idols: "Early Elvis Presley and James Dean."
Style Secret: "Listening to my sisters."
Dream Gig: "Touring in Japan with my band, or opening for Brian Setzer."
Guilty Pleasure: "I don't have one yet."

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Name: Wylie Hays
Agency: Next
You May Recognize Her From: Luv AJ's high school-inspired lookbook.
Neighborhood: Agoura Hills
Favorite Booking: "I can't say! It’s a toss-up between walking for Alexander Wang or Proenza Schouler, where I opened the spring '13 show back in September."
Favorite Local Designer: "Johnny Was."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "I got Kérastase Repair Serum, which totally saved my hair during Fashion Week."
Style Idol: "Lady Gaga, for sure!"
Style Secret: "Wear whatever you feel most confident in — it matters more how you wear something as opposed to what you wear."
Dream Gig: "I'd love to shoot with Steven Meisel for a spread in Vogue Italia someday."
Guilty Pleasure: "Frozen yogurt — I can't get enough of it."

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Name: Alexandra Spencer
Agency: Next
You May Recognize Her From: Grazia, Cosmopolitan, and her blog 4th And Bleeker.
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Favorite Booking: "My first job for Vogue Australia."
Favorite Local Designer: "James Perse."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "A bunch of leather goods from Louis Vuitton."
Style Idols: "I love Lauren Santo Domingo and Carine Roitfeld."
Style Secret: "Alterations — a centimeter here or there makes a world of difference!"
Dream Gig: "The Pirelli calendar."
Guilty Pleasure: "South of Sunset cocktails at the Sunset Tower Hotel."

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Name: Mary Ruby
Agency: Elite
You May Recognize Her From: A Ben Trovato editorial for L.A. Fashion Week.
Neighborhood: Bakersfield
Favorite Booking: "A Louis Verdad fashion show."
Favorite Local Designer: "American Apparel."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "All of those bobby pins!"
Style Idol: "Demi Lovato, of course!"
Style Secret: "My collection of knit sweaters."
Dream Gig: "To walk an NYFW runway show."
Guilty Pleasure: "Donuts!"

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Name: Tyler Riggs
Agency: Next
You May Recognize Him From: Campaigns for Ray-Ban, William Rast, and Dolce & Gabbana eyewear.
Neighborhood: Sherman Oaks
Favorite Booking: "I shot a Louis Vuitton ad a while ago, and it was probably one of the best experiences I've had in my brief 26 years. We shot it in the South of France in a rural area with tide pools as far as the eye could see. It was beautiful."
Favorite Local Designer: "The folks over at Native Son are pretty savvy. Other than that, I like any designer that makes men's fashion look effortless."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "No one has topped Neil Barrett — he decked me out during my first runway season. He gave me an incredible leather motorcycle jacket."
Style Idols: "That's easy — Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and The Outsiders."
Style Secret: "Lots of denim."
Dream Gig: "I love working for the companies I believe in. So, I suppose Levi's would be my top pick — maybe something reminiscent of The WIld One."
Guilty Pleasure: "Movies. I could sit and watch movies all day, everyday — that's my escape."

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Name: Rob Evans
Agency: Next
You May Recognize Him From: America's Next Top Model, GQ, V magazine, the Givenchy runway, and Calvin Klein ads.
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Favorite Booking: "It's a tie between the Calvin Klein campaign and America's Next Top Model."
Favorite Local Designer: "This is a tough one because L.A. is the land of denim! I'd have to say AG Jeans."
Best Freebie From A Gig: "Getting hooked up with the Calvin Klein collections while working for them. That was great!"
Style Idol: "Could I be my own style icon?"
Style Secret: "I like to mix smart and casual — if you're wearing a blazer, then rock it out with jeans and kicks."
Dream Gig: "To be the next James Bond."
Guilty Pleasure: "Fast food."

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