It would be naive to say models are getting younger: Gemma's first Prada ad came at fifteen; Gisele's been booking since junior high. Still, with the renewed talk model health and the restrictions of teenage girls on the runway, it's amusing to see how many huge girls are still taking algebra. The most obvious example is Tanya D., who was allowed to walk at fifteen because she had a chaperone backstage (and who, let's face it, was born for this). Likewise to Chanel Iman, who finally turned seventeen this season. But in September, there will be some new kids in the hall - sorry, we mean tents. Anabela Belikova (left) just turned sixteen - and just got promoted from IMG Development to their Women's Board. Her work has earned it, since she snagged a Balenciaga campaign and a Marc Jacobs crush - not bad for a beautiful girl born on the '90s. Also promoted to IMG Women: Irina K, the waify cutie that British Vogue weirdly called out to signal The Return of the Woman. Not quite - especially since Irina is also still prom-aged. Stay tuned for them on the catwalk next month, and if you see them backstage, maybe offer to help them with their homework?
It would be naive to say models are getting younger: Gemma's first Prada ad came at fifteen; Gisele's been booking since junior high. Still, with the