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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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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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