The Top 10 American Models To Watch Out For in 2018 - No 3. Gigi Hadid

With the new year having officially arrived, its time to take a look at those models who are likely to cause the greatest sensation. From January 3 to January 16, we'll be revealing the names of models we expect to see everywhere this year.

Top model lists are about as arbitrary as anything and totally at the whims of those who put them together. Unlike other rankings, which include subjective criteria in their assessments, we've computed the list scientifically. Hence, we've rounded up the top 10 American models who have taken 2017 by storm: from their catwalk presence to their street style.

Taken from the IFDAQ 'American Models National Rankings' list, it serves as a cheat sheet for supermodel historians out there. These refreshingly eclectic mix of models mean business. Not only have they made an impression throughout 2017, but are anticipated to define the upcoming seasons in fashion.

Gigi Hadid ranks at No 3. The California native, is no stranger to modeling (her mother is Dutch former model Yolanda Foster). She started modeling at the ripe young age of 2 years old, when the co-founder of Guess who was a family friend, cast her in ads. However, when she was 8 or 9 years her mother pulled her away from the business, until she was 17 and was flooded with modeling opportunities.

In 2015 Gigi was announced to be the newest spokesperson of Maybelline New York. She made her 'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show debut that year. In 2016, she walked the Victoria's Secret runway alongside her sister Bella, making them the first sibling pair to do it together. She also hosted hosted the American Music Awards that year.

She has graced the runways of Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Chanel, as well as several magazine covers. She also starred in the 2015 Pirelli Calendar. Modeling is in her blood and she has skyrocketed her career to the next level through lucrative modeling contracts and her strategic use of social media.

In addition to ranking No 3 on the IFDAQ 'American Models National Rankings' list, Gigi also ranks at No 3 on IFDAQ 'Global Fashion Model List'.

Why Gigi ranks at No.3 - Highlights of 2017
Covers - Vogue USA, Vogue UK, Vogue Japan, Vogue Korea, Vogue, Netherlands, Vogue Arabia, Vogue China, Harper's Bazaar USA, Glamour USA, Glamour Netherlands, Cosmopolitan Netherlands, CR Fashion Book, Vanidades Chile, Teenage, The Daily Front Row, CLEO Singapore.
Fashion Shows - S/S 18 Alberta Ferretti Show Milan, S/S 18 Bottega Veneta Show Milan, S/S 18 Fendi Show Milan, S/S 18 Marc Jacobs Show New York, S/S 18 Isabel Marant Show Paris.
Advertisments - Victoria's Secret, DSquared2, Fendi, Maybelline, Max Mara, Messika, Missoni, Moschino, Penshoppe, Reebok, Stuart Weitzman, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Vogue Eyewear.

Take a look at Gigi's profile and check back tomorrow to find out who's No 2. So far, we've limited the list to rank only the top 10 American models, those interested in the complete list can pre-register at

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