Heidi Mount

With all the buzz surrounding brand new girls every season its easy to think that if a model doesn’t make her mark the first year she might as well just call it a day. Fortunately not every case of success is immediate – some work long and hard for years before they ascend to the limelight. Take the case of IMG’s Heidi Mount, a preternaturally cool blonde with pristine walk whose been in the game since 04. Remember those days? Back when your guilty pleasure was called The O.C. and not Gossip Girl

In the time it takes most models to blow the and burn out Heidi has grown up, gotten married, become a mom and a runway favorite – walking everything from Galliano to Gap. Now she graces the cover of the new Numero – a major coup for any model and has a V editorial shot by the inimitable Hedi Slimane. Its safe to say Heidi’s moment is now and its well deserved.