Yes, they have enviable bodies. Yes, they have sculpted faces and a gaze that can draw and hold your attention.
When they appear on magazine covers or on the biggest billboards, you cannot look away. They are hot, gorgeous, and incredibly talented models! The world of modeling is diverse and sees faces from all over the world. So let us shed some light on beauties from the land where dreams come true, the USA.
These stunning women with stellar confidence have time and again set the ramp walk on fire. Some are models turned actresses, while others have also made a reverse journey.
Here is a list of the 20 hottest American models.
The 1999 model of the year as crowned by Vogue, Angela Lindvall is one of the most successful models of all time. She has walked for Victoria’s Secret and featured on the glamorous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover. In addition to her illustrious modeling career, you may know her from movies like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Represented by IMG, she has been the face of multiple brands like Chanel and Jimmy Choo and on the cover of widely popular magazines like ELLE and Vogue.
With a whopping 54m followers on Instagram, Bella Hadid is indeed one of the hottest American models. She won the title of “the model of the year” in 2016 by models.com and appeared on the covers of Vogue magazine a bunch of times in a short span. Also, the covers of ELLE, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Grazia, have been graced by her beauty. Having headlined the ramp for all the prestigious brands like Chanel, Givenchy, Versace, Fendi, and many more, she has also been the face of Calvin Klein and Victoria’s Secret campaigns.
Sexy, stylish, sensuous, and drop-dead gorgeous! Emily DiDonato is all these adjectives and more. This leggy lass from New York is an ex-hockey player who became the face of Guess at the age of 18. Since then, her career has reached new heights progressively. This blue-eyed beauty was signed by Maybelline in 2009 to be their spokeswoman. Her photoshoots for Sports Illustrated 2013 and 2020 swimsuit issues have certainly set temperatures soaring.
Actor, a model, and an author too, a woman of many talents, Emily Ratajkowski, is an epitome of hotness. Esquire named her “woman of the year” in 2013 after her famous cover feature in the magazine- “Treats”! In addition to a successful modeling stint where she featured on the covers of Grazia and Harper’s Bazaar, she has also been a part of movies like Gone Girl, and We are your friends, to name a few. Her music videos have also been wildly popular with the youth.
Bona fide American supermodel Gigi Hadid began her modeling career as a 2-year-old for ‘Baby Guess.’ This association continued in her adult life when she was signed by Guess Jeans in 2012. With over 75 million followers on Instagram, she is one of the most loved influencers today. In addition to gracing the covers of all prestigious magazines, she has also been featured in popular music videos and walk ramps for who’s who of the fashion world. She’s also starting her clothing line that we’re all excited about.
The supermodel who has rocked the rampways for all famous fashion designers, Joan Smalls, has also been an inspiration and collaborator for a lipstick collection from Estee Lauder. She has graced the covers of most of the major fashion magazines like ELLE, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, etc. Smalls has also endorsed popular brands like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Chanel. In 2012 she topped the ‘Top 50 models List’ by Models.com and was also awarded the title of ‘Model of the year’ by Style awards.
Karlie Kloss is a supermodel, an entrepreneur, and so much more. She has been the Vogue cover girl 40 times! In addition to walking for major fashion names like Christian Dior and Versace, she has also been the face of brands like Swarovski and Adidas. Outside of the modeling career, she has also started the venture Kode with Karlie to develop young female coders. She also donned a new hat as she took over as the host of “Project Runway.”
Born in Utah, Heidi Mount is another popular model who rocked the early 2000s. She’s best known as the face of popular brands such as Chanel and Armani Jeans. Her international debut was marked by Yohji Yamamoto’s Spring collection of 2004. She has walked for designers like Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, and Shiatzy Chen. She also campaigned for GAP, Dolce and Gabbana, H&M, Maxmara, etc. Her magazine credits include international editions of I-D magazine, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar too.
Hot, sexy, and an epitome of femininity, Kate Upton is indeed a gorgeous model. Popular for repeated appearances on the covers of Swimsuit Issues of Sports Unlimited magazine, she set the temperatures soaring with her glamorous photoshoots. She has also been a part of the silver screen with projects such as ‘The Other Woman’ and ‘The Layover’. In addition to being the face of Bobbi Brown, she has the advertisement campaigns of Bare Necessities and Victoria’s secret to her credit.
With 253 million followers on Instagram, she has one of the most followed accounts on social media. We know her from her appearances in ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians,’ and she is adored for her exceptional social media personality. Incredibly stylish and creative, she has a picture-perfect figure. In 2017, she was the highest paid model per the Forbes list. In addition to walking for premium fashion houses of Fendi, Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy, and Bottega Veneta, she became the face of Estee Lauder in 2014.
This blue-eyed lass is one successful American model, best known for her pouty lips and gapped front teeth. As a young teen, she paved her way into the modeling world in 2009 and became the brand ambassador for Miu Miu’s spring collection. Through the years leading up to 2017, Lindsey Wixson has campaigned for several popular brands such as H&M, Versace, Balmain, and Fendi. Due to her injury, she had to step down from her job as a model for a few years.
This Victoria’s Secret Angel hails from North Carolina, USA, for which she is recognized the most. Her association and camaraderie with Taylor Swift can be seen in the song video “Bad Blood.” Marth Hunt has been the face of some noteworthy campaigns like Prada, Ralph Lauren, and Juicy Couture. There are more than 180 fashion shows to her credit, and she has been featured on the covers of popular fashion magazines- Numero, V, Vogue, and Harper’s bazaar.
An Illinois girl turned supermodel; Taylor hill is best known as Victoria’s Secret Angel. In 2015, the year that she began her journey as Victoria’s Secret angel, she also won the “Model of the year award.” The next year, she was announced as the next face of Lacome, which put her on the Forbes’ list of top-earning models. With a whopping 20.4 million followers on Instagram, she is one of the most popular models. You may also recognize her from her famous Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, and Topshop ads.
One of the hottest American models, designers, and a yummy mummy of three beautiful kids, Tori Praver, is next on our list. In addition to her illustrious career as a model, she is also the owner of a successful swimwear brand eponymous with her name. She has appeared in several issues of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and has campaigned for Guess, Billabong, and Just Cavalli. She has also graced the covers of numerous notable magazines like Cosmopolitan and ELLE Italy.
Best known for her long-term association with Victoria’s Secret, Jasmine Tookes is a star supermodel. An influencer, a successful business owner, and a foodie, she has cracked the Instagram code. Recently she started a fitness brand JoJa with another Victoria’s Secret Angel, Josephine Skriver. A major reason for her social media success is her “real image,” which people love and relate with. Her ad campaigns with Gap, Ugg, DKNY, Lancome, and Bobbi Brown are only a few of her long list of successful modeling projects.
Lily Aldridge began her modeling journey at 16 with Abercrombie and Fitch. In 2014, she starred on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition cover with two other models. From 2010 to 2018, Lily was Victoria’s Secret Angel, who also wore the famous fantasy bra in the year 2015. In addition to being the face of campaigns for Levi’s, Gap, and accessorize, she has also featured in music videos. You may also spot her as a guest star in an episode from 2 Broke Girls.
A woman of many talents, Vanessa Minnillo (Vanessa Lachey) is a beauty pageant winner, TV show host, model, actress, and author. More popularly known for hosting the binge-worthy series “Love is Blind” and as a lead in NCIS: Hawaii, Vanessa was Miss Teen USA in 1998. An author of the book “Life from Scratch,” she is on top of her Insta game with 1 million followers. This American beauty has also been featured on the covers of Maxim, Shape, among other printed magazines.
One of the most famous faces in Hollywood, Brooklyn Decker, is one hot American model. She has graced the covers of some global fashion magazines like Glamour, GQ, and Esquire, including the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover of 2010. The same year, she won the “sexiest woman alive” title as per Esquire magazine’s research. A mother of two, she’s married to tennis star Andy Roddick. You may also know her as the daughter of Grace from the popular Netflix show: “Frankie and Grace.”
Best known for her cover appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition of 2015, Hannah is also popular as the host of the Project Runway Junior from 2015-2017. Through her modeling years, she has rocked the runways for Ralph Lauren. Hanna Jeter has also been the face of campaigns for Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi’s. A mother to three beautiful children, she is a former tennis player and was born and raised in the US Virgin Islands.
Arguably one of the hottest American models, Heidi Cortez is largely famous for donning many hats. Besides being a successful model, she has a business dedicated to supporting budding entrepreneurs, helping brand creation, and acting as a life coach. Heidi is also a self-taught writer and author of two books. She launched her modeling and acting career after a successful Maxim Magazine feature. Her popularity peaked with the hit TV show Sunset Tan, which also boosted her tanning salon business.