9. DOUTZEN KROES, 28, Holland, DNA
2012 rank: #23
Models.com rank: Industry Icons, Money List (#4), Top Sexiest (#8)
Editions: Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, UK, U.S.
This year’s cover girl winner managed to make an impression inside the magazine as well as out. Doutzen bounced around from one country to the next, without wearing out her welcome in any one place. She worked for more editions than any other model in the top 10, not to mention she had the highest average pages per editorial. She also had the advantage of working with top photographers in the industry, including Steven Meisel, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Mario Testino, Craig McDean and Patrick Demarchelier. Not bad at all.