20 Under-20 Models Who Are About To Change The Game

Photo: Courtesy of Muse Model Management.
The modeling industry is young, and many models begin working before they're supposed to (take 24-year-old Karlie Kloss, a veritable industry vet, for example). But, thanks to protections like the CFDA's extension of child labor laws to include models under 18, it's much easier (and more common) to start modeling before even finishing high school. And with major stars like Kloss, Cara Delevingne, and Jourdan Dunn all having started their careers before they turned 20, we're betting the teens ahead are about to become the industry's next big thing.

These 20 models have seen more success than most teens (or at least, more than we did when we were their age), which is why we're ready to see what they do next. We're talking campaigns, editorials, couture runways — you name it, they've probably already owned it. Step aside, veterans, the industry's next class of posing professionals is coming through.

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Photo: Courtesy of MUSE.
Tara Falla, 19
At 19, the Parisian-born Falla has already crossed New York and Paris couture runway shows off her bucket list and, after working for brands like Issey Miyake and H&M, the sky is her limit. Falla is one of Models.com's new faces for 2016, too, so no doubt we'll be seeing more of her come September.

Fun fact: Falla runs her own YouTube channel, where she gives makeup tutorials and talks about her life as a model. She also loves video games.
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Photo: Courtesy of DNA.
Isabella Emmack, 18
A lot of people are linking Emmack's rising star to her haircut (similar post-chop success was seen with models like Edie Campbell and Karlie Kloss), but we're calling bullshit. Debuting (and slaying) on the Alexander Wang runway last season, Emmack and her androgynous look are about to kill it. Just see her Vogue Italia spread for further confirmation.

Fun fact: As someone who was picked on when she was younger, Emmack plans to use her platform to speak out against bullying.
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Delilah Belle Hamlin, 18
Daughter of Harry Hamlin and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna (you read that right), this American model-on-the-rise is off to a great start. Most recently, you might have seen her in Teen Vogue (or on her mom's Bravo show). For obvious reasons, people are saying Hamlin is the next Hadid, and well, we can't say we disagree.

Fun fact:
When she's not modeling, Hamlin is warming up her vocal chords as a singer.
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Photo: Courtesy of MUSE.
Stella Duval, 19
This one may be a familiar face, considering she's already scored work with major brands like H&M and New Balance. As part of her agency's spring 2017 show package (the list of models set to walk at Fashion Week), we're betting she's about to make it big time.

Fun fact: Duval once had "Mountain Dew" hair.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Society Management.
Estelle Chen, 18
To put it plainly: Chen was basically born high-fashion ready. Already, her editorials include (but are most certainly not limited to) Vogue Italia, Harper's Bazaar China, and Vogue China. And you may have seen her on the homepage of Zara.

Fun fact: Chen is a proud Pokémon player.
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Photo: Courtesy of Elite.
Naki Depass, 18
You may recognize the Jamaican model from Vetements' spring 2017 show (after her debut at Burberry). Or you might have seen her at Céline, Prada, or Givenchy. Basically, she's off to a very strong start.

Fun fact: Modeling wasn't always in Depass' cards. Her love of business almost lead her to become an accountant.
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Photo: Courtesy of MUSE.
Diane Chiu, 18
After being discovered while shopping with her sisters in Vancouver, this Canadian model quickly graced the pages of GQ. Most recently, Chiu was at R29 HQ for a project with Revlon, so yeah, we're a little biased.

Fun fact: One time, Tyson Beckford liked a photo of her on Instagram.
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Photo: Courtesy of DNA.
Luna Bijl, 18
Do you remember when you had just turned 18 and you scored the cover of Vogue Paris? No? Okay, well, this Dutch model does. She can also probably tell you about that time she walked for Jean Paul Gaultier Couture, saw herself in an Emporio Armani advertisement in Paris, or, we don't know, hung out with surfer Landon Mcnamara for Vogue Russia. All in a day's work, folks.

Fun fact: Bijl ain't afraid of no ghosts.
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Photo: Courtesy of Elite.
Paulina Frankowska, 18
At this point, this Polish model is a pro. Starting just last season in London at J.W. Anderson, Frankowska went on to walk Mulberry, Roberto Cavalli, Prada, Marni, Dior, and Valentino. But she didn't stop there, she then flew to Paris to walk Dior, Armani, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Valentino, and Fendi couture. Oh, and add a Prada campaign to this list, too. Phew.

Fun fact: Frankowska used to play beach handball.
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Photo: Courtesy of Elite.
Tami Williams, 17
Before most of us had even graduated high school, this Jamaican model had already scored campaigns for Valentino, Calvin Klein, Gucci, and Dolce and Gabbana, plus she has walked the runway for nearly every major fashion house (including Chanel resort 2017 in Cuba), and scored the cover of Elle France. Damn.

Fun fact: Williams was the first Caribbean model to be the face of Calvin Klein in fall 2015.
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Photo: Courtesy of DNA.
Eliza Fairbanks, 18
Considering the British model is a descendant of Hollywood royalty Douglas Fairbanks Jr, her landing a Burberry campaign shot by Mario Testino makes total sense. And with an editorial lensed by Annie Leibovitz coming up in Vogue's September issue, Fairbanks is living up to her legacy.

Fun fact: Fairbanks knows a good meme when she sees one.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Society Management.
Harleth Kuusik, 19
To put things into perspective, this Estonian model's portfolio on Models.com is 44 pages long. It includes highlights like Dior at the Blenheim Palace, that Rick Owens show, and so much more, and adds up to more credits than any of the other models on this list have secured. If you name it, she's probably already done it. Just take a look for yourself.

Fun fact: Kuusik loves Walmart.
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Photo: Courtesy of Elite.
Kai Newman, 18
Can you imagine walking the runways since you were 16? This Jamaican model can, and she can also call herself a Gucci girl. With a Ralph Lauren campaign under her belt (and fellow model pals Tami Williams and Naki Depass at her side), Newman's kind of a veteran, only two years in.

Fun fact: Newman and Williams are kind of inseparable.
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Photo: Courtesy of MUSE.
Joss Corona, 18
Though this Mexico-born curvy model only arrived in New York a few months ago, she's already seen success in the e-commerce arena, with brands like ASOS, Gwynnie Bee, Missguided, and Target all booking her for jobs. And, after her runway debut for Chromat at New York Fashion Week, we're betting Corona is about to be a busy woman.

Fun fact: For Corona, personality trumps all. Here, here.
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Photo: Courtesy of Elite.
Sahara Lin, 19
Hailing from Wales (and Brooklyn), this British, Chinese, Welsh, and Dominican model was discovered by photographer Fumi Nagasaka. Her first editorial was for Dazed & Confused, and she's since appeared in Love magazine, Teen Vogue, CR Fashion Book, 10 magazine, Vogue.com, Elle, i-D, and more. Most recently, she opened Creatures of The Wind's resort 2017 runway show (and appeared in this R29 shoot alongside her mom!).

Fun fact: Lin is known for her signature braces.
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Photo: Courtesy of DNA.
Noémie Abigail, 18
Abigail began her career at Prada's fall 2016 show, and went on to walk the couture shows at Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Valentino, and Fendi. And if that wasn't enough, she just starred in Prada's fall 2016 campaign. #Goals.

Fun fact: Abigail makes a mean porridge bowl.
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Photo: Courtesy of Elite.
Cierra Skye, 19
If your first season includes walking for Marc Jacobs (and starring in two campaigns) and Bottega Veneta, you're going to do just fine. With editorials in Love (don't forget to bookmark this insane shoot by Tim Walker), Harper's Bazaar, V magazine, Self Service, Metal, and Numéro, Skye is everything we're excited about when it comes to young models.

Fun fact: When she's not posing, Skye plays mom to a rescue kitten named Stella.
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Photo: Courtesy of Elite.
Cameron Traiber, 17
Imagine starting the year off with two back-to-back covers (L'Officiel Brazil and Harper's Bazaar Brazil), slaying Paris Couture Week, and landing a (controversial) Valentino campaign — all in your teens. This Argentinian model is unstoppable, and she can't even legally drink yet.

Fun fact: Traiber actually has two Harper's Bazaar Brazil covers, the first of which she scored at the age of 16.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Society Management.
Robin Holzken, 19
Jumpstarting her career with a spread in Elle Belgium, this Dutch model is making a name for herself with walks in Karen Walker, Alexis Mabille, and more. Plus, she shares an agency with Kendall Jenner, so we're thinking she's in pretty good hands.

Fun fact: Judging by her Instagram, Holzken caught the travel bug early on.
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Photo: Courtesy of Women 360 Management.
Chantal Monaghan, 19
This Australian model is a couture favorite. From Alexis Mabille to Jean Paul Gaultier, Zuhair Murad, and back, Monaghan's strut has graced some major runways, and it's fascinating to watch. She can pose, too: Did you see her in Elle Australia?

Fun fact: We first saw Monaghan on season 1 of The Face in Australia.

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