Are Supermodels going extinct?
John Casablancas once said that Gisele and Heidi were the last supermodels. He doesn't see anyone that has that glow, the prestige, the notoriety of the original supermodels and believes that Adriana Lima is the closest to have reached such status. It's hard to believe this since these are the women he found and now that he's retired, he hasn't seen anyone else? The modeling business has been evolving as like all other businesses. Is it because there are a bunch of modeling agencies or too many models? Lots have been saying there have been way too many models out there which brings more resemblance and lesser quality. Before Dovima, there was no one else like Dovima. Before Twiggy, there was no one else like Twiggy, Before Iman, there was no one else like Iman. And then there came the trinity-(Naomi, Cindy and Christy) and then the whole supermodel era blew up like space rocks with models topping each other where there was just too much to see. What shocks me is unfortunately at this time I'm seeing more and more celebrities and actresses ending up in Vogue covers which needs to change. I believe what makes a supermodel is the ability to be memorable, the ability to etch a photo of themselves into your brain that you will never forget. She's the one that you post pictures of all over your dorm room wall. She's the one that you see in TV commercials. She's the one that makes a crappy dress look beautiful. She's the one that makes you stare at the magazine for a few seconds and then another few just to realize how beautiful she is. There are many of them in mostly every agency and I believe it's up to the agencies to make this supermodel era come back.
The supermodel era will come back. I have faith.