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Imagine you are the director of a hypothetical "Dream Agency" representing only Canadian models. It should have international appeal, and be a mix of girls that will make you money now, and girls that will make you money in the future.

This is the guiding criteria used by Modelresource's select group of industry professionals when they choose this country's top models.

Every month each of our panelists submit a confidential list of 40 models, ranking their Top 20, and providing the names of 20 more in no particular order.

So just who is this impressive group of fashion insiders?

Tammy Eckenswiller
Heather Marks, Julia Dunstall & Meghan Collison
styled by Tammy Eckenswiller

Deemed the best dressed in 2007 by the Toronto Star, Tammy Eckenswiller is considered one of Canada's foremost fashion influencers.

Now based in New York City, Eckenswiller wears the prestigious title of Fashion Editor at FASHION Magazine, and is widely recognized as an expert interpreter of global runway trends, making them relevant to the markets and clients she serves, while heightening her fashion editorials to an internationally competitive level. Her ability to take concepts and enhance them through what inspires her adds a unique yet comprehensive edge to her styling. She is equally at home on set in Toronto as she is in Paris, Los Angeles or New York.

Eckenswiller, represented by The Plutino Group, is involved in all levels of conceptualization including model casting, hair and makeup, wardrobe, and creative direction. She seamlessly takes her editorial expertise and applies it to the advertising and corporate world, producing beautiful, powerful and inspiring images. In addition to dressing Canada's top models and A-list celebs, her advertising clients include Holt Renfrew, Redken, Birks, Bonne Bell, and American Express.

Richard Bernardin

Montréal-based photographer Richard Bernardin is one of Canada's leading fashion photographers and is represented in Montreal and Paris. Influenced by the films of Truffaut, Cassavetes and Kubrick, Richard brings a strong cinematic feel to his unconventional photographic style.

In 2000 he was awarded Best Discovery: Fashion Photography at the prestigious International Fashion Festival in Kobe, Japan. He is a regular contributor to Elle Canada and has shot for international publications such as ICON, Bon, and Brazilian Vogue. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and have won many prizes. Today, he is completing work on his first film and a book.

Paméla Bernier, by Owen Bruce

British Columbia's Owen Bruce is one of the new batch of young photographers that is reshaping the way Canada looks at models and fashion.

Just 20-years-old, Bruce is based in New York where he works regularily with that city's top agencies and this country's top models.

As publisher of Modelresource, Dan Grant has been tracking the Canadian modelling scene diligently for years.

He has been heavily involved in the casting and production of several high-profile fashion shows, while finding time to write modelling-related articles for Vervegirl and


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