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Meet the New Girl: Lais Ribeiro

Lais Riberio (Women) at Michael Kors.

Could the supposed rise of curvaceous figures in fashion lead to bodacious Brazilians edging out Eastern Europeans as fashion’s hottest faces? Lais Ribeiro, for one, is one of the most undeniably gorgeous models we’ve laid eyes on in years. And for a model who recently gave birth to her first child, she’s making quite an impression on the industry. The 19-year-old’s lean, athletic build is a much-welcome change to her (still) emaciated Eastern European counterparts. And her silky-smooth Brazilian skin made her instantly recognizable in the sea of pale-and-paler models that (still) dominate the catwalk. After debuting at rag & bone’s fall 2010 show, Lais booked Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace in Milan alone. That is no small feat! Especially for a newcomer in her first season.

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Meet the New Girl: Lais Ribeiro