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14 Models We Couldn't Get Enough Of In 2012

We've spilled a lot of (virtual) ink documenting all the modeling dramas this year. In the past 12 months there have been weight debates ranging fro
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We've spilled a lot of (virtual) ink documenting all the modeling dramas this year. In the past 12 months there have been weight debates ranging from Karlie Kloss' missing ribs to Kate Upton's voluptuous appeal, and even a Vogue health initiative to prevent the use of underage models. Trysts and heartbreak involving Justin Bieber and One Direction (allegedly) heated up our news feed, and the Liberty Ross/Kristen Stewart love triangle gave Ross the comback of the year. Two newsworthy model haircuts added to the excitement. Phew! (You know it's been an eventful year when Kate Moss's 2012 looks tame compared to what some other girls have been up to.)

Not all the models who made headlines in 2012 did it in such a tabloid manner, though. Catwalkers like Kati Nescher, Joan Smalls, Liu Wen, and Nadja Bender appeared in countless magazines and ad campaigns, becoming hot commodities in the process.

Click through to see all the gals we swooned over in 2012 and their biggest news!

Karlie Kloss Agency: IMG

Ad Campaigns: Dior Beauty, Elie Saab, Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Juicy Couture, Versus, Victoria's Secret, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Covers: Vogue Australia, Vogue Korea, Numéro (2), W, Vogue Japan, Vogue UK, Harper's Bazaar Russia, T, Vogue China, Le Monde

Editorials: American Vogue (11), Vogue UK (3), Vogue Paris (2), W (2), Numero (3), Vogue Japan (2), Vogue Australia, Vogue China, Vogue Espana, Vogue Italia, Vogue Korea, T Magazine, 10 Magazine, Acne Paper, Allure, Le Monde, Self Service, Teen Vogue, V

Highlights: Made headlines for numerous odd scandals like photoshopped ribs and Native American costumes for Victoria's Secret, got a bob haircut for Vogue, purchased an apartment in the West Village for $1.97 million.

Kate Upton Agency: IMG

Ad Campaigns: Dylan George

Covers: Sports Illustrated, Muse, GQ, CR Fashion Book, Jalouse, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Italia

Editorials: American Vogue (3), Vogue Italia, Esquire (2), V, Muse, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Espana, Contributor Magazine, GQ Italia, Interview Russia, GQ Germany, Jalouse, CR Fashion Book

Highlights: Cat Daddy, hanging out with Terry Richardson.

Joan Smalls Agency: IMG

Ad Campaigns: Estee Lauder, Chanel, Lacoste, Calvin Klein Jeans, David Yurman, Givenchy, H&M, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Fendi, Gucci

Covers: Vogue Italia, Harper's Bazaar UK, Dazed & Confused, 032c, W Korea, W, GQ south Africa, Vogue Australia, POP

Editorials: American Vogue (10), Vogue UK (2), Dazed & Confused, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Harper's Bazaar UK, Interview, LOVE, POP, Purple, V Man, Vogue Australia, Vogue Italia (2), Vogue Paris, Vogue Turkey, W Korea, W (2), 032c

Highlights: Named #1 model on, co-hosting gig on reboot of MTV's House of Style.

Kate Moss Agency: IMG

Ad Campaigns: Dior Addict, Salvatore Ferragamo, Rag & Bone, Mango

Covers: W, LOVE, Another Man, Vogue Japan, Vogue UK, Harper's Bazaar, W Korea, Harper's Bazaar Australia, Vogue Paris (2), Centrefold, Jalouse, Vanity Fair, Interview Russia, Vogue Espana

Highlights: Kate Moss Book released by Rizzoli, walked in the Olympics Closing Ceremony, appeared in George Michael music video. Is Kate Moss!

Meghan Collison Agency: NEXT

Ad Campaigns: Prada, Proenza Schouler, Moncler, Tod's, Paul & Joe

Covers: Vogue Italia, i-D, Elle Canada

Editorials: 10 Magazine, Double Magazine, Interview (5), Numéro Tokyo (2), Schön, Vogue China, Vogue Italia (2), Vogue Russia, W (5)

Highlights: Made a splash back onto the modeling scene after laying low since 2010.

Daria Werbowy Agency: IMG

Ad Campaigns: H&M, Maiyet, Lancome, Roberto Cavalli, Céline, Prada LG Phone

Covers: Vogue Paris (3), FAT, Vogue Japan, Vogue Australia

Editorials: Vogue Paris (3), Elle France, FAT

Highlights: "Daria gets a haircut" my #1 Google search of 2012.

Liu Wen Agency: Marilyn

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Ad Campaigns: Marni for H&M, Estee Lauder, ck Calvin Klein, Diesel, Rag & Bone DIY

Covers: T Magazine, Vogue China (3), Harper's Bazaar Singapore, Antidote

Editorials: American Vogue (3), Antidote, Dansk, Dazed & Confused, GQ, Harper's Bazaar Singapore, Industrie, T Magazine, Vogue China (7), Vogue Germany (2), Vogue Paris, W

Cara Delevingne Agency: Women

Ad Campaigns: Chanel, Zara, Blumarine, Burberry, Burberry Beauty

Covers: i-D (2),, Vogue Korea, Russh, Jalouse, Tush, S Moda

Editorials: American Vogue (3), Vogue UK, CR Fashion Book (2), Elle France, Harper's Bazaar, i-D (3), Jalouse, LOVE, Numéro, Ponystep, S Moda (2), Self Service, Vogue Italia, Vogue Russia (3), W, Centrefold, Contributing Editor

Highlights: May have dated someone in One Direction, appeared all over the internet and in magazines making her signature crazy-eyed face.

Kati Nescher Agency: DNA

Ad Campaigns: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Lacoste, Pringle of Scotland, McQ, Nina Ricci, Alexander Wang

Covers: CR Fashion Book, Vogue China, Vogue Germany, V, Dazed & Confused, Marie Claire Spain

Editorials: American Vogue (3), AnOther, Vogue UK(2) CR Fashion Book, i-D, LOVE, Numéro, Self Service, T, Vogue China, Vogue Germany (3), Vogue Japan, Vogue Paris (5)

Ondria Hardin Agency: FORD

Ad Campaigns: N/A

Covers: Lula, Grey

Editorials: Self Service (2), Vogue China, W, Dazed & Confused, V, Teen Vogue, Interview, Grey Magazine, Lula

Highlights: The most buzzed about is-she-or-isn't-she-16 model of 2012, rumored Chanel SS13 campaign star

Daria Strokus Agency: Women

Ad Campaigns: Dior, Dior Cosmetics, Louis Vuitton, Alberta Ferretti, Jil Sander, Chanel, H&M

Covers: Vogue Italia, Vogue China, Vogue Japan, Vogue Portugal, Numéro (2), Purple

Editorials: American Vogue (3), AnOther, Vogue UK, Dior Magazine, FAT, Interview, LOVE, Numéro (2), Purple, The Last Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue China (2), Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan (2)

Highlights: Moved from Jil Sander to Dior as Raf Simons's go-to model.

Nadja Bender Agency: New York Models

Ad Campaigns: Gucci, Balmain, Escada


Highlights: Vogue Paris (4), Numero (4), Dansk, L'Officiel, Purple, Vogue Germany, Vogue China, Vogue Italia, Allure

Liberty Ross Agency: New York Models

Ad Campaigns: Aubin & Wills

Editorials: Elle

Highlights: Walked Alexander Wang runway just after husband's cheating scandal with Kristen Stewart was publicized

Barbara Palvin Agency: IMG

Campaigns: Armani Exchange, A/X, L’Oréal, Victoria’s Secret, Joe Fresh, Chanel Rouge Allure

Covers: Rabat, Tiger

Editorials: Vogue Italia, Numéro (3), Vogue Germany, Flaunt, Harper’s Bazaar

Highlights: May have dated Justin Bieber, seen on Armani Exchange billboards on every street corner in Manhattan