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10 Australian Models To Watch Out For

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Updated: 2 December 2016
From Jennifer Hawkins and Miranda Kerr to Gemma Ward, Andreja Pejić and Jessica Hart, some of the world’s most stunning and recognized models hail from Australia. Whether there’s something in the water or the gene pool, here are 10 emerging Aussie models rising the ranks of fashion fame.

David Genat

We’re sure you know that hot guy in the Massimo Dutti campaign, shot by Mario Testino…but did you know that the model, David Genat, is an Aussie? Balancing work with the great Mario Testino and his love for motorcycles – especially vintage bikes – he is eye candy well worth your gaze.

📸 @steven_patenaude

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Jarrod Scott

Quickly becoming one of the world’s top male models, Jarrod Scott snuck his way into fame. This chilled-out Aussie with the body of a Greek god has recently strut his way down runways, posed for the likes of Vogue Hommes and modelled in high end fashion campaigns for brands ranging from Tom Ford to Chanel and Calvin Klein.

Jordan Barrett

Scouted at the age of 14, Jordan Barrett has achieved ‘top model’ status, and we’re certain it’s not just partially due to his resemblance of a young Leonardo DiCaprio. Barrett’s campaigns with industry heavyweights Mario Testino and Craig McDean – and again, his uncanny resemblance to the young Leo – make Jordan one to keep on your radar.

NY I Made it out by MidNight. @coach #CoachMens2016 next stop (………….)

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Kawani Prenter

The stunning Sydney native Kawani Prenter is a triple threat with her Japanese, Brazilian and Irish heritage. Starting her catwalk career in 2015 at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Australia, Kawani quickly ascended to the runways of Paris, walking exclusively for Chanel in the same year.

⬅️ in London 📷 @edwinsfreyer 👗 @tracysada 💄 @kseniagalina 💆🏻 @pyuuuuuu for @schonmagazine #kawaniprenter

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Lily Nova

A regular presence on the runways of Australia’s Fashion Week, Lily Nova has become a favourite with photographers like David Sims and Mario Testino. With her international runway debut on none other than Gucci’s Fall 2016 runway in Milan, we’re certain you’ll be seeing more of the elegant Lily in no time.

"Transcendence" campaign for @tylr_aus 📸 @gretlwb 💁🏼💄 @isabellaias 👗👟 @monicacamorales

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Louis, Jordan and Zac Stenmark

First, Australia introduced the acting world to the iconic Hemsworth brothers, now it’s the Stenmark brothers who have taken the modelling world by storm. Twins Jordan and Zac have been modelling since 2011, with their younger brother Louis only recently joining them in the genetic jackpot of professional modeling. This striking trio have notably shared the cover of Australian Vogue alongside the inimitable Lara Stone.

Exciting day on set shooting in Bondi with our bro @louisstenmark

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Mattia Harnacke

With his high-fashion looks and runway experience, Mattia Harnacke has quickly ascended industry ranks with his campaign work. First scouted at an equestrian show-jumping event, Harnacke makes us question what unlikely locale might yield the next superstar model.

Fun times for #addidasoriginals

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Roberta Pecoraro

Roberta Pecoraro‘s uncanny minimalist style first caught the attention of street style photographers, and it’s been nothing but up, up, up the fashion ladder since for this budding model. Appearing on catwalks at the majority of shows in for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, join us as we follow this stunning brunette’s rise to fame.

🌸 🌸 🌸 @alicemccallptyltd Resort 17

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Ruby Campbell

Ruby Campbell‘s striking presence is marked by her perfectly un-perfect gap-toothed grin and rash of wayward freckles. Versatile and unique, Ruby can go from beachside bikini shoots to trend-forward editorial – a adaptable look that has raised her profile with photographers and fashion followers across the country.

🌊🌊 @itsnowcool ! Beauty by @aniamilczarczyk

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Zoë Barnard

Elegance goes a long way, especially with Zoë Barnard. This striking yet classic beauty leaves an instant and lasting impression, from her pre-Raphaelite curls to her freckles. Modelling alongside recognisable Aussie model Jordan Barrett, Zoë is fast becoming a household name.

Bare skin with @sheree__porter ✨📸

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