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The Starting Lineup

Let the buzz begin. After New York Fashion Week, these models may just enter the big leagues.

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Let the buzz begin. After New York Fashion Week, these models may just enter the big leagues.

Skye Stracke/DNA
Hometown: Perth, Australia
Age: 17 Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue
My style is: "Bohemian casual."
Must-have travel item: "Mascara."
Favorite food to snack on during collections: "Sesame-seed bars."
Favorite designers: "Marc Jacobs, Prada, Calvin Klein."
People I hope to see in the front row: "Anna Wintour, Mario Sorrenti, David Simms."

Paul Pavlovska/Trump
Hometown: Kherson, Ukraine
Age: 16 Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Hair: Platinum blonde Eyes: Blue
During fashion week, I can't live without: "My digital camera to take pics of my friends backstage."
Fashion inspiration: "Tippi Hedren from 'The Birds.'"
My style is: "Dark, simple, classic."
Favorite designers: "Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga."
Person I hope to see in the front row: "Miss Anna Wintour, of course."

Camille/New York Models
Hometown: New York City
Age: 15 Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
During fashion week, I can't live without: "My hairbrush and my knitting."
Fashion inspiration: "I love the Renaissance period, the rich colors and textures."
Favorite food to snack on during collections: "Good chocolate, but just little pieces!"
Dream show to walk in: "Can I tell you when I've walked in it?"
Fall must-have: "The sweater I'm working on. Hopefully, I will have it finished by then."

Michaela Majerska/One Model Management
Hometown: Malacky, Slovakia
Age: 18 Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
During fashion week, I can't live without: "Red Bull."
My style is: "Slovakian chic."
Favorite food to snack on during collections: "Pizza."
Dream show to walk in: "Dolce & Gabbana."
Fall must-have: "Nike sneakers."
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Kate Somers/Ford Models
Hometown: Toronto
Age: 16 Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Hair: Strawberry blonde Eyes: Green
During fashion week, I can't live without: "A good book. Inserts for heels are also a must!"
Fashion inspiration: "The vintage-meets-designer look."
Favorite food to snack on during collections: "I always have some type of fruit with me, but I also need some sort of grain, be it pasta or bread."
Favorite designer: "I have so many! I loved the Lanvin show and the Nina Ricci collection by Olivier Theyskens from last season. I also always love Marc Jacobs, Prada, Chanel and Calvin Klein....As far as Canadian designers go, I admire Joeffer Caoc and Lucian Matis."
Fall must-have: "I adore boots — Frye is on the top of my list."

Abbey Lee/Next Management
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 18 Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue
Most embarrassing fashion moment: "My strapless dress fell off of me at the end of the catwalk and my itty bitties were showing."
My style is: "Random, vintage, lived-in."
Favorite food to snack on during collections: "Pumpkin seeds."
Dream show to walk in: "Marc Jacobs."
Fall must-have: "Thick, black leggings."

Lina Mihailova/Major
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
Age: 19 Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Most embarrassing fashion moment: "My first photo shoot."
During fashion week, I can't live without: "Cell phone, lip gloss,
a warm jacket."
My style is: "Rock 'n' roll."
Favorite food to snack on during collections: "Pretzels."
Person I hope to see in the front row: "Madonna."
Dream show to walk in: "Marc Jacobs."
Fall must-have: "A leather jacket."

Georgie Badiel/Muse
Hometown: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Age: 21 Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
During fashion week, I can't live without: "My new Valentino stilettos."
Fashion inspiration: "Alexander McQueen."
Must-have travel item: "My rosary."
Favorite food to snack on during collections: "Macaroons."
Person I hope to see in the front row: "Mario Testino."
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Kasia Zych/Supreme
Hometown: Moscow
Age: 16 Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Hair: Brown Eyes: Green/blue
During fashion week, I can't live without: "Candy."
Fashion inspiration: "My best friend, Kasia Struss."
Must-have travel item: "My iPod."
Dream shows to walk in: "Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton."
Person I hope to see in the front row: "Angelina Jolie."

Katya Polyaeva/IMG
Hometown: Novosibirsk, Russia
Age: 18 Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Hair: Dark brown Eyes: Green/brown
My style is: "Comfy."
Favorite food to snack on during collections: "Sushi."
Favorite designer: "Vivienne Westwood."
People I hope to see in the front row: "My parents and my lil' brother."
Fall must-have: "Leather jacket."

Daniela Mirzac/Marilyn
Hometown: Moldova
Age: 18 Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
During fashion week, I can't live without: "My cross necklace. I am never without it."
Fashion inspiration: "I really like Irina Lazareanu's style. It is genius."
Favorite designer: "Marc Jacobs."
Person I hope to see in the front row: "My mom."
Fall must-have: "Tights, shiny or cashmere."

Kate Bock/Elite
Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 19 Height: 5 feet 10.5 inches
Hair: Red, "but I'll be back to blonde soon." Eyes: Blue
Most embarrassing fashion moment: "Falling off the roof set at an editorial shoot in 5-inch heels!"
Fashion inspiration: "Elegant Parisian women."
My style is: "Black and white. I am so lame!"
Favorite food to snack on during collections: "Luna bars."
Person I hope to see in the front row: "Steven Meisel, giving me a big thumbs-up!"
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