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Models.com names its Model of the Year for 2019

Models.com names its Model of the Year for 2019

Adut Akech takes top honour

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


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Familiar faces rank up Models.com's annual Industry Awards for 2019...

As the New Year is slowly creeping in (we're just 48 hours away now), the world is currently in review. From Forbes' 'Highest Paid Musicians' to Google's 'Year of Search', there's been no shortage of lists hitting our desktops over the past week. And we've just been handed another by Models.com.

Every year, Models.com host its Model of the Year Industry Awards where over 250 of the industry's top professionals cast their votes on models they believe deserve a win in a slew of categories for both men and women. These categories include: Model of the Year, Breakout Star, Social Media Star, Comeback of the Year, Street Style and Celebrity Crossover.

This year, participants included Edward Enninful, Katie Grand, Bethann Hardison, Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele and Hung Vanngo. However, if you're a fan (like us), fans also made up some of the votes under the Reader's Choice section — the people have spoken.

For Model of the Year Women, the industry looked at "the singular face that defined the year as a whole with ubiquitous industry demand and presence. They distinguished themselves via top tier bookings with the best photographers, stylists and clients earning next-level visibility, making them 2019's foremost star."

Model of the Year Women

Industry’s Vote
Adut Akech

Runner Up: Rianne Van Rompaey

Readers’ Choice
Naomi Campbell

Runner Up: Kendall Jenner

Models.com names its Model of the Year for 2019 (фото 1)

Model of the Year Men

Industry’s Vote
Alton Mason

Runner Up: Nathan Westling

Readers’ Choice
Alton Mason

Runner Up: Jordan Barrett

Breakout Star Women

Industry’s Vote
Mona Tougaard

Runner Up: Ugbad

Readers’ Choice
Meghan Roche

Runner Up: Ugbad

Breakout Star Men

Industry’s Vote
Leon Dame

Runner Up: Parker Van Noord

Readers’ Choice
Liam Kelly

Runner Up: Parker Van Noord

Comeback of the Year

Industry’s Vote
Sara Blomqvist

Runner Up: Lindsey Wixson

Readers’ Choice
Xiao Wen Ju

Runner Up: Lindsey Wixson

Social Media Star Women

Industry’s Vote
Bella Hadid

Runner Up: Ashley Graham

Readers’ Choice
Naomi Campbell

Runner Up: Bella Hadid

Social Media Star Men

Industry’s Vote
Alton Mason

Runner Up: Luka Sabbat

Readers’ Choice
Rafael Miller

Runner Up: Alton Mason

Best Street Style Women

Industry’s Vote
Adesuwa Aighewi

Runner Up: Giedre Dukauskaite

Readers’ Choice
Bella Hadid

Runner Up: Hailey Bieber

Best Street Style Men

Industry’s Vote
Alton Mason

Runner Up: Jonas Glöer

Readers’ Choice
Alton Mason

Runner Up: Tae Min Park

Celebrity Crossover Women

Industry’s Vote
Hunter Schafer

Runner Up: Zendaya

Readers’ Choice
Zendaya

Runner Up: Rihanna

Celebrity Crossover Men

Industry’s Vote
Timothée Chalamet

Runner Up: Harry Styles

Readers’ Choice
Harry Styles

Runner Up: Hero Fiennes Tiffin

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