Every season, long-legged beauties are seemingly plucked from the street of their hometowns to saunter down runways and effortlessly smize for hours, never having a hair out of place. While you may look at these faces and assume they are from an exotic country, some of the greatest models call Canada home.

The industry is one of the most competitive environments to work in. However, Canadian girls prove to hold their own. The array of unique personalities and looks – with new additions almost every week – can make casting for projects difficult, as each girl is special in their own way.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite faces of late that we think are, or on their way to be, some of Canada’s top models. Here are the models you need to know about:

 

 

 

 

 

AGNES KUDUKIS

Agency: NEXT Worldwide, Wizard Models Japan
Instagram:@agneskudukis

The ethereal face of Agnes Kudukis has captured the hearts of the fashion world. Her distinct yet even features are a photographer’s dream, tantalizing the camera into a whole other dimension. Her svelte frame has graced the international runways and has enabled her to travel across the globe, from Europe to Asia. We can’t get enough of her look, and by the looks of it, neither can the rest of the industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMBER WITCOMB

Agency: Want Management, Elite Toronto, Tess London, Heroes NYC, Why Not Milan, Oui Pairs
Instagram:@amberwitcomb

Witcomb looks like she right out of a Renaissance painting, and her noble looks serve her well in the industry. All it took was one runway show in London – walking JW Anderson – and the eccentrically elegant Canuck has appeared on almost every runway, from Prada to Givenchy. Her face is ubiquitously editorial, the kind of aristocratic chic that works in every market. Her cool kid style and laid back attitude place her as one of the most in-demand Canadian faces today, working with Vogue Ukraine, Thom Browne NY, British Vogue, and many more in the past few months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANISHA SANDHU

Agency: Elite Toronto
Instagram: @anisha_sandhu

If you’ve been on SSENSE lately, then you’ve probably seen this regal Kingstonian. Her styling side-hustle has given her a great sense of aesthetic, which is evident from her Instagram feed; she’s serving some serious moods and we’re obsessed. She’s mastered that perfect balance of untouchably cool yet somehow relatable. Keep an eye out for Anisha in the pages of our fall issue, which will no doubt be the first of many high fashion editorials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNA STEPHENSON

Agency: AnotherSpecies, Elite Toronto, IMG New York/London
Instagram: @anna.stephenson

We first caught wind of this 5’11’’ stunner when she won Sutherland Models’ Supermodel Search back in 2012, when she was just 15. Now 21 and backed by Julien Pineault of Another Species, Elite Toronto, Folio Montreal and IMG, the Toronto-born babe is hitting her stride. Recently flaunting a new ‘do by world famous Sam McKnight, Anna has already worked with SSENSE, Rudsak, Fashion Magazine, and yes, DTK. This cool girl is poised to become the next big Canadian super.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAUDIA RICARD

Agency: Chantale Nadeau, Sutherland Models Toronto, Ema Models Quebec, Mannequin Singapore
Instagram: @claudiaricard

This green-eyed babe had her debut at last year’s model showcase held by one of Canada’s top agents, Chantale Nadeau. Since then, she’s been enchanting us with work from Elle Canada, Matt and Nat, and Harper’s Bazaar Singapore. The Asia stint tells us she’s saving up her tear sheets for a big international launch, and we are excited to see where her career will take her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEO

Agency: Plutino Models Toronto
Instagram: @sadecleo

We are so proud that we were the first magazine to publish Cleo in our pages as we fell in love the moment her comp card came across our desks. She’s constantly serving looks with her flawless caramel complexion and gorgeous natural hair, but we really fell in love with her infectious personality. Her client list already includes Holt Renfrew, Wedluxe, VSP Consignment, Andrew Coimbra, and Stellar Beauty (she’s the face of their latest campaign). Watch out, because this girl is about to be HUGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAUPHINE

Agency: Elmer Olsen Models Toronto, IMG New York, Spin Germany, Fabbrica Milan
Instagram: @dauphinemckee

There’s no one sweeter than Dauphine Mckee. Her Amazonian looks got her top fashion jobs (Calvin Klein, CHANEL, Vogue Italia, Moschino, and two!! ELLE covers), but her bubbly personality and friendly demeanor have given her longevity in her career. She never fails to look put together, even when she’s out for a hike with her adorable golden retriever and has mastered that Blake Livley-esque tousled hair that we all envy. If that wasn’t enough, she’s studying pre-med at one of Canada’s top universities. She’s the kind of girl we all aspire to be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULEE HUANG

Agency: Elite Toronto, Women Paris
Instagram: @julee__h

As smart as she is stunning, the University of Waterloo student has been mastering her craft since 2014. Whether she’s au natural for Teen Vogue, giving some serious attitude in Alexander McQueen, or rocking pink/red hued hair for Gucci Cruise, Julee never fails to bring her “it” factor. When she’s not modelling, the Toronto native is actively involved in her university’s extracurriculars, serving on the Accounting & Finance Student Association Board of Directors. Is there anything this girl can’t do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KARIS MARCIL

Agency: Elmer Olsen Models Toronto, Ever Models Korea
Instagram: @karismarcil

Having just wrapped up her freshman year as a varsity runner at Laurier, this blonde babe is impressing us more and more each day. She booked her first campaign after only three months and has just returned from a second stint in Asia, where she really came into her own. And while she’s already a regular for Simons and booked campaigns for Shoppers and Le Chateau, we expect there are many more great things in store for this fresh face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SARAH ABT

Agency: The Society NYC, Elite Toronto/London/Paris, LA Models, Mode Models
Instagram: @sar.abt

Our country’s own version of Bella Hadid, Abt has graced the runways of big name brands for the past few seasons. The brunette half of a model sister duo has proved she can be sexy, sweet, sporty, and serious in a blink of an eye. Her timeless look and effortless poise will no doubt serve her well. With so much accomplished at only 18, we’re positive she’s going to be tapped for some major campaigns soon.

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