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One of our big Top Model peeves is that nearly all the girls are too old to begin a modeling career. Right now, most of the top girls are 19 and 20
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One of our big Top Model peeves is that nearly all the girls are too old to begin a modeling career. Right now, most of the top girls are 19 and 20
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One of our big Top Model peeves is that nearly all the girls are too old to begin a modeling career. Right now, most of the top girls are 19 and 20, and the ones that are 25-30 (Irina, Raquel, Angela, Missy) have been working for a long time. Even Agyness, 24, has been stomping in England since early 2000, although her big pickup didn't come for two years. But if Tyra's girls are too old, are the V Model finalists a bit too young? We realize that Gemma and Stam started working around age 15, but two of the five V finalists - who win a contract with Supreme and a spread on the magazine's website - are in junior high, with Tennessee native Ashley Hanks (left) clocking in at thirteen years old. She looks incredible, as do all the other girls, and we're grateful to V for keeping their search realistically focused on girls who can really be models. But there's one problem: If Ashley (or 14-year-old Dara, or 15-year-old Amanda) wins the Supreme contract, they won't be able to participate in Fashion Week - at least not according to the CFDA, who ruled last year that girls under 16 can't walk.