“The singular face that defined the year as a whole with ubiquitous industry demand and presence. They distinguished themselves via top tier bookings with the best photographers, stylists and clients earning next-level visibility, making them 2018’s foremost star.”
These lines were used to describe the Model of the Year: Women’s category which include contestants Adut Akech, Adwoa Aboah, Ashley Graham, Bella Hadid, Cara Taylor, Fei Fei Sun, Gigi Hadid, Grace Elizabeth, Kaia Gerber, Kris Grikaite, Liu Wen, Mica Argañaraz, Rianne Van Rompaey, Slick Woods, Sora Choi and Vittoria Ceretti.
Adut Akech, Sudanese-Australian model won the Industry Vote for Model of the Year while Gigi Hadid won the Readers Choice.
The Industry Awards section represents votes from industry’s top photographers, stylists, designers, editors, hair stylists, makeup artists, casting directors and emerging creative talents, while the Readers’ Choice section are votes from fashion fans.