Are you wondering who the current trending models are and what they are up to? We have you covered.

By: Katelyn Criner

1. Bella and Gigi Hadid

Over the past few years, Gigi and Bella Hadid have been amongst the top models in the fashion industry. They have walked for and collaborated with many leading luxury brands, such as Michael Kors, Dior, Versace, Missoni, etc.

Both of the sisters have remained trending in the industry in their own ways. Bella, age 24, has drawn lots of attention not only to the catwalk, but to her street style. Gigi, age 26, has continued her hard work as she manages both early motherhood to her newly born daughter, Khai Hadid Malik, and making her return to the runway.

2. Kaia Gerber

Kaia Gerber, age 19, struck the eye of many when she entered the modeling industry, due to her mother being the renowned supermodel Cindy Crawford.

Despite her advantage of nepotism, Gerber has created a name for herself at a young age. In 2018, Gerber was crowned model of the year. She has walked for many famous brands, such as Marc Jacobs, Celine, Chanel, etc.

In 2021, Gerber continued to walk the runway, and began opening up to the public via social media. She has hosted several Instagram Lives and has produced videos for Vogue’s YouTube channel.

3. Anok Yai

Anok Yai, age 23, is a highly sought after model, after being named “Most Beautiful Woman in the World 2019.” Yai was discovered after going viral on Instagram in 2017. With her beauty, meets brains. Yai was a biochemistry student at Plymouth State University, as she intended to become a doctor.

Born a Sudanese refugee, Yai’s story of success has inspired many. Today, she continues to break barriers and walk for many leading luxury brands. She is the second black model to open a Prada fashion show.

4. Barbie Ferreira

Barbie Ferreira, age 24, has risen to fame through both acting and modeling. Her way to the top was unique; she sent her pictures into American Apparel where she began modeling, while simultaneously working for the company in one of their retail stores.

Ferreira grew a following on Instagram where she began to model lots of different outfits, as well as advocate for the body positivity movement.

Today, she is well recognized as the actress who plays Kat in HBO’s hit show, Euphoria.