You may not know this lanky lass from Littleborough, England, her by her birth name—Laura Hollins—but you're sure to know the blonde-haired, blue-eyed stunner's supermodel moniker: Agyness Deyn. While she won her first modeling contest at age thirteen, the bona fide It Brit put off modeling until she was discovered on the streets of London and urged by friends, including roommate and childhood pal, Henry Holland, to walk the catwalk full-time. Soon after signing to an agency 2006, Deyn was shipped off to New York to walk such in-demand runways as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and Zac Posen.
Yet it's Deyn's unparalleled style sense—her peroxide-blonde pixie cut and wild wardrobe—that could gain the face of Burberry's The Beat perfume a spot among other iconic mannequins like Twiggy and Kate Moss in the fashion industry's Hall of Fame. After all, Deyn was named "Model of the Year" in 2007 by the British Fashion Awards as well as tapped as one of the world's next supermodels by Vogue on the cover of their May 2007 issue, making this model a surefire fashion legend in the making.