social media models dominate industry awards, but anna ewers tops the lot

Kendall Jenner, Gigi & Bella Hadid and Lucky Blue Smith headline for the big-on-gram gang, but Anna Ewers, Lineisy Montero and Adonis Bosso rep for the rest.

by Stuart Brumfitt
21 December 2015, 6:05pm announced their Model of the Year award winners today, and whilst Alexander Wang favourite Anna Ewers scooped the Industry's Model of the Year, Gigi Hadid was the Readers' Choice and elsewhere, the awards were dominated by the spawn of reality TV shows and social media, with Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Lucky Blue Smith all over the prizes. Lucky Blue picked up Male Model of the Year in both the Industry and Reader categories, followed by Tim Schuhmacher among Industry heads and Adonis Bosso among readers. Lineisy Montero was chosen as the Industry's Breakout Star, but readers gave that privilege to Bella Hadid. Other i-D favourites Imaan Hammam, Mica Arganaraz, Jordan Barrett and Shaun Ross grabbed themselves some gongs.

Recent i-D cover stars Rihanna and Justin Bieber picked up the women's and men's Celebrity as Model awards.

The Comeback of the Year for the men took itself far less (or more!?) seriously, with Derek Zoolander blue steeling his way to victory after walking the show and fronting the campaign for Valentino in 2015. 

For the full list of winners, head here.


Anna Ewers 
Photography Alasdair McLellan, Styling Francesca Burns. [The 35th Birthday Issue, No. 337, Summer 2015] 
Imaan Hammam
Photography Zoe Ghertner. Styling Tracey Nicholson. Jumper Dondup. Necklace Stylist's own. [The Beautiful Issue, No. 334, Winter 2014]
Jacket and jeans Craig Green. Cuff vintage Chanel at Lyn Bann. Bandana vintage at Southpaw Vintage NY. Shoes Christian Louboutin. Photography Paolo Roversi Fashion Director Alastair McKimm. The Music Issue, No. 335, Pre Spring 2015
Justin Bieber
Photography Alasdair McLellan. The Here and Now Issue, No. 340, Winter 2015
Zoolander @maisonvalentino

Kendall Jenner
Justin Bieber
Bella Hadid
Gigi Hadid
Lucky Blue Smith
anna ewers