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18 Models With Portfolios That Slay

From magazine covers to Kanye West campaigns, these fresh-faced talents have modeling portfolios that stand out from the rest.

Whether you’re a stylist, makeup artist, fashion photographer, or model, a professional website will help you stand out to clients and collaborators. If you’re a model working freelance or looking to attract agency attention, a well-designed modeling portfolio that shows off your best looks can really advance your career. No matter what kind of modeling experience you have, selecting a images that highlight your strengths proves that you’re serious about your modeling career.

These modeling portfolios are guaranteed to give you some inspiration when designing your own professional website. Working all over the world, these models have created stunning online portfolios that reflect their unique looks—from alternative and quirky to polished and modern.

Keep scrolling to get inspired by modelling portfolios that caught the eye of prominent publications like i-D and Paper, plus campaigns for American Apparel (RIP) and Kanye West’s Adidas Originals collection.

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Jessie Andrews

Jessie Andrews is hard to define. She got her start in adult film, but she’s now been featured in fashion mags like Dazed, i-D, and Paper, appeared in a slew of American Apparel ads. In addition to killing it as a model, Andrews also shoots photos, mixes tunes, and runs her own jewelry line, Bagatiba (the Kardashians are fans).

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Matilde Simone

Based in Paris, Matilde Simone has done a variety of modelling work, from a detail-oriented shoot with Wallpaper magazine to more conventional commercial and editorial shoots. Simone utilizes a blog page on her modelling portfolio to share updates on her work.

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Briana Laviena

Originally from Puerto Rico, Briana Laviena is a talented photographer as well as a model who boasts some pretty enviable work experience. The LA-based creative is best known for her work with Kanye West. She was the face of Kanye’s first Adidas Originals collection, and walked in Yeezy season three as well.

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Shai'La Yvonne

Working out of San Francisco and Los Angeles, Shai'La Yvonne is a DJ and model. She uses a vertically scrolling grid to display her modelling work in easy to navigate categories like Fitness and Beauty, demonstrating the versatility of her look.

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Blueregard

Based in Paris, Blueregard has been modelling since 2011. With her septum piercing and close to full sleeves of tattoos, she describes herself as an “alternative model.” Adding to her unconventional vibe, she tends to work with a selection of indie photographers and retailers rather than big fashion houses or brands.

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Ryu Usuda

Counting Dolce & Gabbana among his fashion credits, model Ryu Usuda is represented by agencies in Milan and Tokyo. He uses a simple horizontal theme to show off a small selection of his strongest work.

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Jenny Rei

Globetrotting model Jenny Rei has worked with magazines like Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as brands like Dove, Chanel, and Bvlgari. She also runs her own clothing line, Rei by Jenny Rei, which has been worn by celebs like Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor. Rei uses a vertically scrolling grid to show off a select variety of her modelling work.

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Brianna Olenslager

In addition to her modelling work, Brianna Olenslager is also an emerging designer, and has a good eye for 35mm photography too. Olenslager keeps things simple on her modelling portfolio with a clean horizontally scrolling layout.

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Lorelei Black

As a freelance model in her native Brookyln, Lorelei Black works with brands, photographers, and fine artists, usually while rocking incredible natural hair looks. She displays images one at a time to put the viewer’s full attention on each one.

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Babette de Koning

Originally from the Netherlands, model Babette De Koning is currently working in Cape Town. De Koning started modelling as a teenager and has almost a decade of experience under her belt, but she’s also managed to complete a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

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Sierra McKenzie

In addition to runway work and acting, Sierra McKenzie has appeared in magazines like Vogue Italia and GQ Italia. Based out of Seattle, she works full time as a freelance model. McKenzie uses a minimal, horizontal theme to show off her modelling portfolio.

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Tellì

Based between Philadelphia and Los Angeles, Tellì specializes in beauty and editorial modelling. She’s added a candid gallery to display some of her everyday looks and unique style. Tellì uses a grid theme to display a variety of photoshoots, adding text captions to images to give credit to photographers and makeup artists involved.

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Chloe Pasquini

Model Chloe Pasquini uses a clean grid theme to display her portfolio. Links to her bio, contact info, and social media sites stand out at the top right as easily clickable but not a distraction from her work.

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Countess

With her signature orange hair and monochromatic style, Countess brings goth vibes to fashion mags like Vogue Italia and Huf magazine. She puts tear sheets, film photo shoots, and other model work into separate menu categories to keep her portfolio neatly organized.

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Tiffany Winteler

Signed to agencies in Munich and Milan, Tiffany Winteler has shot for magazines like Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Nylon, and Cosmopolitan. She uses a simple grid theme to show off her modelling work.

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Anna Krylova

Originally from Russia, Anna Krylova moved to New York to work in advertising, but ended up giving modelling a try instead. She is represented by agencies in Los Angeles and Moscow. When she’s not modelling, Krylova also DJs.

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Trang Vo

Currently working as a freelance model in Atlanta, Trang Vo’s journey to modelling hasn’t been an easy one. “I don’t exactly represent the standard of beauty being Vietnamese American, petite, and adorned with tattoos/piercings,” she shares in her portfolio bio. Here, a shoot by Leslie O shows off Vo’s unique style.

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Melanie Blankenship

Based in Washington, D.C., Melanie Blankenship has a range of acting as well as modelling credits, from TV shows like House of Cards and True Crimes to a recent shoot in British Vogue. Blankenship organizes her modelling portfolio into categories like Commercial and Beauty for easy browsing.

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Header image via Tellì, by Morgan Newton.

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