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2010: The Year Ahead

Seeing More of Your Favorite Models
Lara Stone isn't the only model who's taken stick for not adhering to the industry's ridiculous stick-thin norm. After almost a year of being M.I.A. on the runway, Catherine McNeil became the subject of some unflattering rumors about weight gain. Well, while Stone's career is in overdrive, McNeil's is in serious comeback mode. The curvier-than-some model took a turn on this month's Vogue Australia cover, looking blond, bronzed, and beautiful; and Patrick Demarchelier shot her in full-on yacht-chic regalia for a leggy spread in January's British Vogue. If McNeil, Stone, and Gemma Ward—another reemerging catwalker dealing with negative body-image hype—were the new prototypes for healthier-looking models, we'd be much relieved. For now, there's always Crystal Renn.

Photo: Patrick Demarchelier / Condé Nast Archives