Canada holds its own on the supermodel radar – there are dozens of northern-bred beauties who have risen to top of the cut-throat modelling industry, representing some of the world's most renowned brands and bring represented by only the creme de la creme of modelling agencies. Here are the top 10 Canadian models.
Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Linda Evangelista will forever be the country's most highly revered (and sought after) supermodel, gracing the covers of literally hundreds of fashion magazines. Now 46, she continues to be at the top of her game, working as the face of Talbots as well as a spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris.
A Donalda, Alberta native and a model as well as an actress ("Burn Notice," "Battlestar Gallactica"), Tricia Helfer was first discovered after winning a modelling contest and was then signed to Elite Model Management as well as Donald Trump's agency. She worked with all major designers, like Versace and Ralph Lauren, and at 37, she continues to thrive, appearing in music videos, popular TV series including "The Office," and flicks such as "Mistletoe Over Manhattan."
Shalom Harlow has modelled for Viktor & Rolfs, Nautica, and dozens more, and this stunning brunette from Oshawa, Ontario has shown she's more than just a pretty face with a budding acting career – she's appeared in 12 movies, like "Game 6," and a handful of TV programs such as "The Jury."
The girl with unique yet striking features who comes from Toronto, Coco Rocha is only 23 years old but in many ways she has already conquered the modelling world. She's walked the runways adorned in Louis Vuitton, Anna Sui, and Marc Jacobs, and last August she became the face for Karl Lagerfeld's Macy's collection.
Kincardine, Ontario's own Jessica Stam is definitely one of the country's higher-earning models, making the Forbes' list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels in '07. This year she became a spokesmodel for the elitist line of CoverGirls.
She may have been born in Poland but Daria Werbowy holds both Ukrainian and Canadian citizenship, and we're happy to call her one of the top 10 Canadian models. In addition to being the face of Lancome, she's been touted as one of the best models by distinguished publications like Vogue Paris and even has a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.
Gorgeous and a hot commodity in the modelling realm, Yasmin Warsame was born in Somalia but raised in Toronto, where she joined Ford models as a teenager. She has since been featured in various versions of Vogue, Elle, and Surface magazine.
Chilliwack, British Columbia gal who has always had some sexy edge to her (like that septum ring), Tasha Tilberg has appeared in ads for every big label, from Gucci and Fendi to Miu Miu, Missoni, and many more. She's graced the pages of all the major fashion magazines and even represented CoverGirl.
A blond beauty who's still a youngin' at age 23, Heather Marks has made her mark in her respective industry, being represented by an incredible seven different agencies and working on campaigns for heavyweights like Calvin Klein and Emporio Armani.
This Scarborough, Ontario native may be 40 but that doesn't mean she's lost an ounce of good looks (or had a lack of modelling gigs) – Monika Schnarre was the youngest person to win the Ford Modelling Agency's Supermodel of the World competition, and from there she was the youngest to ever appear on the cover of American Vogue. Today she is dabbling in TV and movies, with a role on "Celebrity: RSVP."
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