See Coco's Prom Pictures

You know how it went down: In the late '90s, actresses starting replacing models on magazine covers and in ad campaigns. The supermodel was declared
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You know how it went down: In the late '90s, actresses starting replacing models on magazine covers and in ad campaigns. The supermodel was declared
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You know how it went down: In the late '90s, actresses starting replacing models on magazine covers and in ad campaigns. The supermodel was declared dead. We were sad (editor's note: Anna was sad. Faran really liked seeing Kate Winslet on the cover of W). Today, we blame the communists. They supply casting directors with an endless parade of very tall, very thin, very indistinguishable, very boring girls from the former USSR - not supermodel material. But lately, it seems like fashion is interested in models again. Vogue is putting them on the cover, printing their biographies, and plastering their product recommendations all over Style.com. Model fansites and communities are exploding with people dying to tell you just how much they love the new Doutzen editorial. Some of it, we think, is the desire to feel like an insider: Talking about Lara Stone is a way to let people know that not only do you look at W, you read the small print - and Cathy Horyn's blog. And some of it seems like buying into the promise of the glossy pages. We think that a girl who looks so cool, so edgy, so chic, must be ten times more fascinating than Jennifer Aniston. More and more information about models is being made available, and some agencies have even created personal, "official" websites for their top girls, complete with forums and blogs. The problem is, the pictures are so great that the words seem just a little...disappointing. We were sad to learn on Coco Rocha's blog that she doesn't know "its" from "it's," watches TV as a primary hobby, and does her signature pose (you know, the open mouth) because "she just does." But she takes amazing photos, so perhaps it's not fair to ask her to write like Proust. After all, we wouldn't want you guys to start expecting us to work it for camera like Coco. P.S.- Two words: prom pictures. --ANNA FIELDING GRIGGS