Five Kiwi models who made it big internationally
Kiwi Victoria's Secret model Stella Maxwell has been named the World's Hottest Woman by Maxim Magazine.
The 25-year-old model, who's better known for her fleeting relationship with Miley Cyrus, has walked for the likes of Versace, Balmain, Marc Jacobs and Fendi, beating out the world's most beautiful women and last year's winner Taylor Swift, to trump this year's coveted list.
Like Maxwell, a handful of Kiwi models have gained worldwide attention for everything from their love lives to their ability to strike a perfect pose.
* Maxim magazine names Kiwi Stella Maxwell 'world's hottest' woman
* Leonardo DiCaprio gets cosy with Kiwi model
* Kiwi model wows Paris crowds
* Rachel Hunter complaint against Woman's Day upheld
Here's to five Kiwi models who have taken the international modelling world by storm.
1. Georgia Fowler
The 24-year-old brunette beauty quickly gained international recognition when she reportedly shacked up with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles. However, Fowler was making waves in the international fashion world long before that Styles Snapchat saga.
The Auckland-raised model has walked for the likes of Chanel and is a favourite among leading fashion houses. Fowler was most recently linked to Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, after the duo were pictured cosying up during a night out in Cannes.
2. Rachel Hunter
Hunter became a household name after a series of now-infamous Tip Top Trumpet commercials and Sports Illustrated covers gained her international recognition. But it was when the curly-haired beauty began dating rocker Rod Stewart that the media suddenly went into overdrive.
The 45-year-old model was married to the British singer between 1990 and 1999 and they have two grown-up children together. Despite their split the pair worked hard to stay on good terms, and Hunter always enjoyed seeing each of their traits in their kids.
3. Ashleigh Good
Ashleigh Good was hailed as Paris' top model in 2013, less than two years after she was discovered at a Mairangi Bay bus stop.
The 23-year-old has since taken the fashion world by storm, making her runway debut for Givenchy in 2013. Good was later piqued as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld's 'muse' and famously walked down the runway heavily pregnant during Paris Fashion Week in 2014.
4. Holly Rose Emery
Teenaged sensation Emery lost a whopping 36kg before she skyrocketed to international modelling stardom. The Auckland-raised model has featured in Vogue Australia, among other international mags.
Emery previously told I.D magazine she dreamed of owning her own vineyard, eventually: "I want to own a vineyard and winery with a five star restaurant on it and a luxury resort down in the South Island of New Zealand somewhere," the model said.
5. Kylie Bax
Kiwi-born Kylie Bax broke the mould in the early 90s, appearing on multiple international magazine covers, including the likes of Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Mode Australia, Maxim, Vanity Fair, and Elle.
Bax went on to try her hand at acting, starring in a string of films from 1999. Bax has featured on a whopping 20 Vogue magazine covers around the world.