By  on September 6, 2008

With stars in their eyes, these fresh runway beauties are poised to take New York’s fashion week by storm.

Xiaoyi Dai/Elite NY
Hometown: Qingdao, China
Age: 19
Height: 5 feet, 11 inches
Hair: Black
Eyes: Hazel
Fashion inspiration: Modern art and independent movies
Dream show to walk in: Alexander McQueen
Person I hope to see in the front row: Sarah Jessica Parker
Song I would most like to walk the runway to: “Freedom ’90” by George Michael
How I got into modeling: I was a professional fencer but my mum thought that the bruising was too much for a girl and suggested I try another career.

Tabea Koebach/Marilyn
Hometown: Berlin
Age: 19
Height: 5 feet, 10.5 inches
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Fashion inspiration: Kate Moss
Dream show to walk in: Marc Jacobs
Person I hope to see in the front row: My mom.
Fashion week must-have: Comfortable shoes.
How I got into modeling: I was discovered hanging out in Berlin.

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