BORN: S�o Jos� dos Campos, Brazil
LIVES IN: New York City and S�o Paulo
DISCOVERED: At 17, at a model tryout in Brazil
YOU CAN'T CLASSIFY ME BECAUSE ... I'm half Brazilian and half Japanese. I have
the whole Brazilian thing down--I like to party--but I have an Asian side, so I
sometimes like being quiet and having time of my own.
I'M GETTING INTO ... basketball--the Lakers-- but I love soccer. I can't wait
until the World Cup starts in June. Last time I got up in the middle of the
night to watch. Go Brazil!
I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT ... chocolate. You'll always find some in my
IF I WERE NOT A MODEL ... I'd be a masseuse. I practice on my friends and beg
them, "Let me do your back, please!"
SWIMSUIT BY SOLEIL
BY JEAN PAUL GAULTIER ($320)
HAIR BY LOUIS ANGELO FOR KERASTASE PARIS @ JUDY CASEY
MAKEUP BY GLENN MARZIALI
BORN: Perth, Australia
LIVES IN: Bellport, N.Y.
DISCOVERED: At 17, after winning a modeling competition for Australia's
I COLLECT ... anything old, like vintage fabrics and furniture. My husband and
I own a 1967 yellow Chevy pickup truck. It's a rust bucket, but that's part of
GROWING UP IN AUSTRALIA ... made me desperate to travel, to see the
IF I WERE NOT A MODEL ... I'd be living in the country, growing my own
vegetables, sewing and making furniture. I'd be living like a hippie.
THE NAME PANIA COMES FROM ... a Maori legend. My name means Princess of the
SWIMSUIT BY SHINE
BY ZIMMERMANN ($98)
NECKLACES BY LINKS OF LONDON (TOP:$595; BOTTOM: $490)
HAIR BY JOHN RUGGIERO FOR BUMBLE + BUMBLE MAKEUP BY KATARINA HAKANSSON FOR
BORN: Kingston, Jamaica
LIVES IN: New York City and Kingston
DISCOVERED: In 1997 I entered a big model competition in Jamaica and placed in
the top three.
ON WHY JAMAICA IS A POPULAR VACATION SPOT: Probably because a lot of Jamaican
women are busty and beautiful.
MY DAILY RITUAL IS ... saying to myself, every morning, "Keep the
faith." Fear's not an option for me.
TO RELAX ... I drink a beer or two--and chat with my boyfriend.
MY FAVORITE WORD IS ... zeen. It's Jamaican and means everything is all right,
THE ONE ITEM I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IS ... my lip gloss. I think my lips are very
sensual, and I'd like to keep them that way. You look at my lips, and you
think, Whoa, I'd like to kiss that girl!
SWIMSUIT BY ST.
HAIR BY ERIC GABRIEL @ THEREXAGENCY.COM
MAKEUP BY VICKY STECKEL @ ART DEPARTMENT USING DIOR
BORN: Middletown, Ohio, but raised in Charlotte
LIVES IN: New York City
DISCOVERED: At 16, by the owner of a modeling agency, while shopping at a mall
I LIVE FOR ... the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Carolina Panthers.
SO I HATE ... Duke. You bleed Carolina blue when you are a Carolina fan, and
Duke is stuffy and uptight.
I'M NAMED FOR ... a horse named Brook. My mom loved the name. My dad liked
Brooklyn because it's a longer version of Brook-- and they'd never been to New
MY PARENTS ARE ... in the medical profession. My dad implants pacemakers, and
my mom's a nurse, so you'd be in safe hands with me if you ever got hurt in
SWIMSUIT BY SUNSETS ($100)
NECKLACES BY (TOP)
LIZZIE SCHECK JEWELRY ($965),
LINKS OF LONDON ($490)
BRACELET BY AGATHA PARIS ($32)
HAIR BY JOHN RUGGIERO
FOR BUMBLE + BUMBLE MAKEUP BY KATARINA HAKANSSON
BORN: Jun�n, Argentina but moved to Ituzaingo when she was four
LIVES IN: Buenos Aires
DISCOVERED: In Argentina, at the age of 15. I started to notice I was taller
than anyone my age so I thought, Why not try modeling? My father took me to a
casting call, and that's when I met my manager.
SPEAKS: Spanish. I'm learning English. And I really like Italian because my
last name sounds like big Italian music.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BRAZIL IS ... Buenos Aires is a very special
place--many people say it is a Little Paris. The people are kind, and the
nightlife is very similar to that in New York City.
YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ... I love Agatha Christie novels. I like
IF I WEREN'T MODELING I'D BE ... a nutritionist.
DELFINA SWIMWEAR ($250)
EARRINGS BY ROXANNE ASSOULIN FOR LEE ANGEL ($245)
HAIR BY TED GIBSON
FOR AVEDA @ TED GIBSON SALON MAKEUP BY STEVEN ATURO @ ARTISTSTIMOTHYPRIANO.COM
USING THI COSMETICS