Top 14 Models Of 2011: Karlie Kloss, Gisele Bündchen & More

Liz Doupnik
Top 14 Models Of 2011: Karlie Kloss, Gisele Bündchen & More
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There are a lot of qualities to consider when it comes to achieving supermodel status some are known, like say, a killer body, but there’s also that je ne sais quoi factor. These ladies can inspire us (to go to the gym), rock just about any crazy look on the runway, and appear totally down-to-earth all at the same time.

Models carry a lot more responsibility than they used to they’re not only fronting magazines but they’re also championing charities across the globe. We count down our favorite catwalkers who had a serious moment in 2011, which will surely lead into 2012.

Click through the slideshow above and let us know which member of the top 10 list is your favorite!

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This hot Aussie sported the $1 million bra in the most recent Victoria's Secret runway show, conirming the fact that Miranda Kerr has dominated all year.

With her controversial Italian Vogue photoshoot, Karlie Kloss shook the fashion world and brought up the forever-dispute over model body expectations (read: eating disorders).

Photo courtesy of Italian Vogue.

This cutie can strut with the best of them, but still rocks that girl-next-door vibe too. Chanel Iman will always have a special place in our heart.

Um, have you SEEN her body? Talk about inspiration to go to the gym, Gisele can do no wrong in our eyes.

We love Alessandra Ambrosio for so many reasons, but we were totally won over with her recent Christmas carol inspired video on Love.

Those eyes will never get old. Long live Jessica Stam!

Fronting the first issue of's first print magazine, Lindsey Wixson catapaulted into supermodel stardom. Plus, we can't get over that gap in her teeth.

Photo courtesy of

With his gender-bending looks, Andrej Pegic has walked in men's and women's shows and served as the face for more than a handful of campaigns and editorials. Not to mention, we love anyone who can blow a stereotype or label out of the water.

With her platinum locks and covetable frame, Abbey Lee is one of StyleCaster's biggest muses. Oh, and she's in a band, which makes her that much more amazing. Duh.

Photo courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue.

Possibly one of the main reasons for the serious hair dyeing trend, Charlotte Free is one of the breakout models of the year in our book.

Straddling the role of it-girl and model, Dree Hemingway not only dominates at DJ-ing but also rocks the runway.

As the face of Burberry and with a blockbuster film under her belt, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can't be forgotten when it comes to any top model list.

Candice Swanpoel should probably just be named the most unavoidable model of the year -- she's everywhere!

Freja will be in our hearts, always and forever.

Photo courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue.

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