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Best of 2009: Model of the Year

Models are a vital part of fashion. Without them, the clothes wouldn't come to life. The following five beauties made their presence known this year in editorials, on the catwalks, in ad campaigns, and at fashion bashes. Natalia Vodianova juggled being a mom, designer, and coveted model. Aussie Miranda Kerr took the Victoria's Secret world by storm. Lara Stone, last year's winner, made the cut again for continuing to woo us with her sexy, Brigitte Bardot ways. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Arlenis Sosa added flavor to the industry. And how can we deny the adorable, American Karlie Kloss? Cast your vote below for the Model of the Year.
Don't forget to join our Best of '09 group to share your '09 favorites — the news, trends, models, designers, celebrities, and musings that rocked your world this year. Vote happy? Vote on our other Best of 2009 polls!

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monamiee monamiee 6 years
Natalia is my HANDS DOWN FAVORITE!!!! If you've seen her interviews, she's not only a wonderful mother, but a beautiful soul. Miranda's cute, Arlensis is sweet, Lara and Karlie aren't really that special to me... Natalia's the one who knows what a great opportunity modeling was for her, but at the same time hasn't made it the only thing going for her in life. To be fair, she is the oldest one. I just think she's still more beautiful than all the others :)
BorgesMarquez BorgesMarquez 6 years
ahhaahaa @ gaucholoco. anyhow Miranda is waaaaay over rated the Dominican beauty looks beautiful
gaucholoco gaucholoco 6 years
To quote a paraphrase of an impression of Jerry Seinfeld: "Who are these people?"
brick164 brick164 6 years
This is crap. Seriously, Miranda Kerr? It should be Lara in the lead and Karlie next.
alexask alexask 6 years
miranda kerr has really caught my eye this year, and i guess i was late on lara stone because she didn't really get to me until this year. but when i recognized her i never forgot! so my vote went to her. i also really liked abbey lee, where is she on the list!
Akasha Akasha 6 years
I had to vote for Miranda because I've seen her in LA a lot and she's always very nice to the people that do recognize her, and she looks beautiful without all the makeup and hair.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
Obviously they are all beautiful women, but my vote goes to Miranda
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I've noticed a strange trend on a lot of the "Best of 2009" polls. It seems as if commenters can't praise their favorites without belittling the other choices. It's so odd to me; I've never understood that kind of mentality. Anyway, I went with Lara. I really like her look.
fashionsake87 fashionsake87 6 years
I love nat and lara but I vote for karlie cuz she was BIG this year on the runway
stellaroheight stellaroheight 6 years
LARA! I'm surprised she's not leading this.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 6 years
I think Lara has a unique and beautiful look.
qtpie qtpie 6 years
Seriously, what has Miranda ever done? She hasn't even been in US Vogue.
jmichelle jmichelle 6 years
I agree, Arlenis is great. Miranda looks cute, but a bit too commercial.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
Arlenis is lovely. The others are the same old look.
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