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VOTE: Hottest Indian model of 2012!

Last updated on: December 28, 2012 19:57 IST

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They've been the toast of the fashion world all through the year, but who's the sexiest of them all? Vote for your favourite Indian model of 2012!

From the catwalk to billboards to calendars, these beauties have been bagging plum assignments all through 2012.

In the following pages, we bring you a look at all of them -- take our poll and let us know who you think is best!

Lisa Haydon

At 26, this sultry Australian-Indian is pretty much the reigning face of Indian fashion at the moment. Lovely Lisa has also dabbled in movies, but most of us know of her as a supermodel.

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Image: Lisa Haydon
Photographs: Still from Rascals

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Malika Haydon

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Lisa's younger sister is hot on her heels. Malika (formerly Maia) made quite a splash this year with her entry onto the Indian fashion and film scene, featuring in everything from the 2012 Kingfisher Calendar to an item number in the movie Agent Vinod.

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Image: Malika Haydon
Photographs: Atul Kasbekar for the Kingfisher Calendar 2012

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Angela Jonsson

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At 22, this half Indian-half Icelandic beauty has a career that's going places for sure. With her bikini-worthy body and face splashed across fashion magazines regularly, Angela is one of India's leading models.

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Image: Angela Jonsson
Photographs: Cover of Harper's Bazaar India, June 2012

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Nathalia Kaur

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Also 22, Nathalia was born in Brazil and claims to be half-Punjabi. She featured in the Kingfisher Calendar this year and her sizzling item number in the film Department also garnered her quite a fan following.

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Image: Nathalia Kaur
Photographs: Promotional still for Department

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Rachel Bayros

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Rachel is one of the ramp regulars, spotted at all fashion weeks and working for the biggest names in the business. With her sharp features and statuesque frame, she's truly a photographer's dream.

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Image: Rachel Bayros
Photographs: Cover of Femina Magazine, May 2012

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Nargis Fakhri

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Nargis is a B-Town starlet, but she starred in only one movie last year, and 2012 seems to have been all about modelling for her, featuring on magazine covers galore and showstopping on the ramp for several designers.

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Image: Nargis Fakhri
Photographs: Cover of Maxim India, February 2012

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Diana Penty

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It's been a good 2012 for Diana, what with her successful modelling career translating into a stint in the movies with Cocktail. We're not sure if she'll become a Bollywood fixture, but she certainly shouldn't give up modelling!

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Image: Diana Penty
Photographs: Cover of Vogue India, July 2012

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Poonam Pandey

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The irrepressible Poonam has made a name for herself solely through tireless self-promotion, posting sexy pics of herself online. But you have to admit, she is easy on the eyes!

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Image: Poonam Pandey
Photographs: Cover of Gladrags Magazine, March-April 2012
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Kanishtha Dhankhar

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Miss India 2011 Kanishtha didn't nab the Miss World crown last year, but she has managed to get noticed this year, appearing on magazine covers and at ramp showings across the country.

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Image: Kanishtha Dhankhar
Photographs: Cover of Cosmopolitan India, June 2012

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Jyothsna Chakravarthy

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Bangalore stunner Jyothsna is another of the upcoming brigade, spotted in every showing and glossy that matters. And it's easy to see why!

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Image: Jyothsna Chakravarthy
Photographs: Cover of Grazia India, March 2012

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Ninja Singh

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Delhi damsel Ninja is only 21. She won the title of Ford's 'Supermodel of the World - India' last year and ever since, the dusky babe's star has been on the rise.

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Image: Ninja Singh
Photographs: Cover of Elle India, July 2012
Tags: Ford , Ninja , India

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Preeti Dhata

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Preeti isn't beautiful in the conventional sense of the word -- she's more exotic. She seems to give off a bold, striking vibe that has only seen the demand to work with her escalate.

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Image: Preeti Dhata
Photographs: Courtesy Genesis Burson-Marsteller

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Manasvi Mamgai

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Another former beauty queen (Femina Miss India 2010), 25-year-old Manasvi began modelling at 19. She has fronted ad campaigns for big brands and worked with some of India's leading designers and continues to do so.

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Image: Manasvi Mamgai
Photographs: Courtesy Genesis Burson-Marsteller

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Sucheta Sharma

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Sucheta is definitely catwalk queen of 2012! She's been in every fashion week and showing of consequence, strutting her stuff like only she can.

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Image: Sucheta Sharma
Photographs: Courtesy Genesis Burson-Marsteller

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Nidhi Sunil

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And finally we come to Nidhi, 24. Besides tons of commercials, she is a catwalk regular and has appeared on two prestigious mag covers this year.

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Image: Nidhi Sunil
Photographs: Cover of Marie Claire India, October 2012

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So who do you think is this year's hottest Indian model? Take the poll below and let us know!


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