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Top 10 Female Models of 2019
1. Adut Akech
Everywhere you look, Adut Akech’s face is plastered on magazine covers. At nineteen years old, Adut has been modelling for only three years, but already she’s a fashion superstar.
The South Sudanese beauty emigrated to Adelaide, Australia, when she was a child and at sixteen signed with Chadwick Models, Sydney. Since then, Adut’s career has skyrocketed.
She’s been on the cover of countless magazines, including Vogue Australia, Vogue Italia, i-D and Allure. Not only that, she’s opened and closed shows for Chanel, walked the runway for Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu And Prada, and has shot campaigns for Versace, Fendi and Valentino.
She’s one of the fashion industry’s most in-demand models and we’re so excited to see what she does next!
2. Hannah Elyse
We’re only halfway through 2019 and already Hannah Elyse has opened the runway for Philipp Plein, closed for Moschino and been photographed by Ellen von Unwerth. That’s not to mention her countless campaigns with Daisy. She’s also one of Louis Vuitton’s favourites on the runway.
It seems like the whole world is in love with Hannah! It’s easy to see why—her signature dark hair and porcelain skin are stunning. Fun fact: she has quite a thing for tattoos, with a tattoo artist for a boyfriend, and a huge pelvic hannya tattoo.
3. Nonny Mulholland
Nonny Mulholland first entered our radar when she became a finalist of Miss Universe Australia in 2015. After that, she signed up with Chadwick Models and has been rocking the modelling scene ever since.
With a killer bod like hers, it’s no surprise she’s made a name for herself as a swimwear model. In 2019 she’s already been featured in campaigns for Monday Swimwear, Ovi Skin and Myer. Who knows what else 2019 will bring for Nonny Mulholland?
4. Penny McEachern
Another up-and-coming model you should know about is Penny McEachern. She signed with Chadwick Models at just 14! But we knew her before this. We photographed her in our Melbourne studio, where she proved to be a natural at modelling. We loved everything about her, from her gorgeous blonde curls to her confidence in front of the camera. It’s no wonder she’s a star in the making!
Despite her young age, she’s a growing social media influencer with over 41k followers. She’s also modelled at Kids Fashion Week and for Madison Magazine. We’re so excited to watch Penny’s career blossom!
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5. Duckie Thot
Duckie Thot is unquestionably one of Australia’s fashion darlings. Since her claim to fame on Australia’s Next Top Model, this Melbourne-raised girl has become one of the world’s top female models.
Her doll-like features have captivated the fashion industry. She’s one of Rihanna’s muses, starring in her Fenty Beauty campaigns. She has also walked for Yeezy, Moschino and Balmain, and was in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2018—and that’s just touching the surface of her amazing career.
6. Andreja Pejic
Andreja Pejic is having a moment. Truth be told, she’s been having a moment for quite some time now. This elfin beauty has broken barriers by being the first transgender model to be featured in Vogue US, and is continuing to inspire others with campaign after campaign.
She’s walked countless runways and is one of Jean Paul Gaultier’s go-tos and recently she’s become the face of a Bonds lingerie campaign. With a resume like hers, it’s no wonder she’s become one of our top picks at Chadwick Models.
7. Rowena Xi Kang
Rowena Xi Kang is one of those models who can truly do anything. Her sharp, elegant features lend well to high-fashion editorials, but her bold look also translates to commercial campaigns.
Since signing with Chadwick Models, this Melbourne beauty has been in Vogue Australia, GQ Australia and i-D, and recently starred in campaigns for David Jones. While Rowena has come to dominate the Australian fashion industry, we’re hoping she’ll set her sights on the rest of the world!
8. Ellie Coker
Ellie Coker is one of Chadwick’s rising commercial models. She’s been featured in various campaigns for Rag & Bone, Mimco, Forever New, and most recently for the LA-based jewelry brand, Luv Aj.
Her sun-kissed skin and bleached blonde hair just ooze Aussie beach babe. If her mass of devoted Instagram followers is to judge, she’s well on her way to becoming one of the top girls at Chadwick models!
9. Charlotte Mullan
Charlotte Mullan is one of Chadwick Models up-and-coming stars. Since an ex-model scouted her at a musical festival in Bendigo, her face has been on the rise.
Characterised by her otherworldly looks and intense gaze, she has featured in magazines like iMute, The Journal and The Institute—and she’s just getting started. Charlotte is definitely one to watch over the next few years!
10. Ashley Hart
Chances are if you’re interested in modelling then you’ve heard of Ashley Hart. She’s worked hard to stand out next to her famous model sister, Jessica Hart.
In her personal life, she has studied meditation and natural therapies, and in her working life she’s a wellness ambassador for Swisse Vitamins. She’s also been featured in magazines like Women’s Health and Women’s Fitness.
We love her commitment to wellness and fitness, but we especially love her positive approach to modelling. In an industry full of neutral-faced models, Jessica’s beaming smile is a ray of sunshine.