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
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 Models.com, 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
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
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), Style.com/Print, 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
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