40. Federica Fontana
Federica Fontana is actually more of a sports hostess than she is a model, but she’s done enough modeling to make our list. She’s a fixture when it comes to Italian soccer. I think MLS here in the US could stand to take a hint here.
39. Vanessa Lorenzo
Vanessa Lorenzo is a Spanish model who’s been in everything from Cosmo to the SI Swimsuit edition. She’s actually relatively short for being a model, standing just 5’7.
38. Sophie Howard
Sophie Howard is an English model, who is, let’s be honest, best known for her large, natural breasts. Her 32F figure was voted “Most Beautiful Breasts” by Loaded magazine. Howard started out a religious girl, belonging to the Salvation Army before becoming a stripper at the age of 17. Gregory House would be a bit perturbed with Sophie, as she was diagnosed with Lupus in college. A lot of guys will love hearing about this: Howard loves old Nintendo games and has two tattoos on her ankle, a standby switch and a Super Mario mushroom, to represent power and life.
37. Alice Panikian
Alice Panikian was born in Bulgaria but moved to Canada when she was five years old. She represented Canada in the Miss Universe competiton in 2006 finishing sixth.
36. Zoe Duchesne
Zoe Duchesne is a Canadian probably best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret, but she’s also done extensive print work for Guess.
35. Noemie Lenoir
Noemie Lenoir is a Frenchwoman who was discovered by Ford Models when she was only 16. She’s appeared in numerous fashion campaigns, and has dabbled in acting, appearing in Rush Hour 3 and After The Sunset.
34. Gemma Sykes
Gemma Sykes is a 22 year old from Australia that is still fairly unknown, but we are confident we’ll be seeing her in plenty of things in the coming years. At least we hope so.
33. Stacey Hayes
Stacey Hayes isn’t just a model, she’s also dabbled in competitive ice skating over the years. She is British but grew up in Nebraska, and has appeared in numerous soap operas over the years. She’s also made appearances on Boston Legal and Las Vegas (a show that was pretty model friendly to it’s credit).
32. Oluchi Onweagba
Oluchi Onweagba is the most famous thing to come out of Nigeria since the 419 scam. She entered modeling after winning a competition called Faces of Africa that a friend convinced her to enter. She’s become one of the most famous models in the world over the past ten years, and will be hosting the first season of West Africa’s Top Model this year. Yes, the show has spread that far.
31. Frankie Rayder
GQ once named Frankie Rayder the sexiest woman in the world, and it’s not hard to see where they were coming from. Rayder’s done extensive work for Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret as well as numerous fashion designers. Rayder grew up in River Falls, Wisconsin where she played on her high school basketball team.