Who Is Anna Ewers? The Industry Pick For Model Of The Year Is Everywhere

It's been a big year for models. Between social media launching many a career and plus size models finally starting to break into the mainstream, choosing one model who stood out above the rest must not have been easy. Alas, Anna Ewers won Models.com's Model of the Year, as selected by industry insiders. So, just who is the woman who beat out Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid for the top spot? You'll know her when you see her.

Out of the group of 13 amazing models who were honored, including Jenner, Hadid, Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls, Ewers is the industry winner. Once you look back at just how major her year has been, you'll completely understand why they made that choice. You might not know her name, but odds are you've seen her face once of twice (and by one or twice I mean maybe a million times) over the past year. The 22-year-old model has been featured on tons of covers, starred in the year's biggest print ads, and has walked many runway shows as well.

Although she might not be as big a social media star as Jenner or Hadid, Ewers has been putting together quite the resume. There's no doubt that she deserves her title, but never fear Hadid fans — she was voted Model of the Year when it came to readers' choice. She also won runner up in the industry vote. I guess finally walking in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and landing her own Tommy Hilfiger collaboration really paid off.

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If you're still confused as to who Ewers is, and why that name sounds so stinking familiar, take a look at just a few of her many accomplishments this year.

1. Alexander Wang's Racy Denim Campaign

The model wasn't afraid to get a little naked in the name of fashion.

2. Landing Her First US Cover

Ewers' Harper's Bazaar cover was her first for a US magazine, and she completely nailed it.

3. Covering Magazines All Over The Globe

Not only did she snag the cover of a US magazine, but she made it to the front of Vogue Germany as well.

...and Vogue China.

...and Vogue Paris, just to name a few.

4. Debuting Alexander Wang's Credit Card Dress

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Made out of all American Express cards, Ewers was Wang's go-to girl when it came to who should model his latest creation.

5. Keeping It Cool Among Controversy

When her fellow model had a photoshop fail, Ewers continued to stand by the ad (no pun intended).

6. Starring In Major Print Campaigns

Along with big names like Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, and Kanye West, Ewers was chosen for Alexander Wang's collaboration with DoSomething.

7. Walking In Over 40 Fashion Shows


Like Alexander Wang...


Salvatore Ferragamo...


Emilio Pucci...

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Tory Burch...


And Max Mara.

I'd say she's had quite a year!

Images: Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Germany, Vogue China, Vogue Paris