We reached out to fashion and modeling authority C-Heads to find out who are the stars you should be watching in the weeks, months and years ahead. Included are beauties from the Pacific Northwest down to the very southern tip of South America.

Since 2006, C-Heads magazine has been on a mission to highlight youth culture through photography, fashion, music, travel, art and culture. Founded and run by sisters Christine and Sigrun Guggenberger, both living in Vienna, the publication places great emphasis on high aesthetic standards and fundamentally natural qualities of beauty. With regular contributions from some of the world’s busiest photographers, C-Heads has served as the platform for some of the most exciting young modeling talent in the industry, and is read by thousands across the globe every day.

Making use of that impressive knowledge, we’ve asked C-Heads to provide us with a showcase of their top five upcoming models. Each one was chosen by Christine herself, who has also provided a short comment on why she thinks they’re so great. That is, if you couldn’t tell already…

Name: Jessie Andrews
Age: 23
Birthplace: California

“She represents a modern woman and is my favorite woman crush. She never really cares about what others think, she is multi-talented and does her thing. She’s a DJ and producer, model, jewelry designer and also behind the camera. She is the girl next door with that extra special magic.”

Image: Jessie Andrews by Dirk Mai for C-Heads “Hey Girls” Issue

Name: Barbara Maldonado
Age: 20
Birthplace: Argentina

“When I saw Barbara for the first time I fell immediately in love. And when I interviewed her she said: ‘Beauty is love. It is all I see. We live in a wonderful world but it makes me very sad to see people stop believing in love.’ I can not agree more. She is a pure beauty inside and out.”

Image: Barbara Maldonado photographed by Marina Abadjieff for C-Heads

Name: Sahara Ray
Age: 21
Birthplace: California

“I am pretty sure you already know Sahara Ray. She is really everywhere – from music videos to Instagram; she literally takes over the internet. She also has her own swim collection. What I love about her? She is the classy blonde bombshell. The woman who enters a room and all eyes are on her.”

Image: C-Heads Exclusive: Sahara Ray x Yeah Pussy x Cobra Snake

Name: Alina Phillips (Ohthumbelina)
Age: 20
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

“Alina is so special as she is a rare and intense beauty. She travelled a lot and this probably has influenced her sensitivity for the arts. Her self-portraits are deep and natural.”

Image: Alina by Damon Loble for C-Heads

Name: Carolina Melo
Age: 23
Birthplace: Atibaia, Brazil

“Her eyes are like stars. Pure magic. A natural Brazilian beauty with lots of soul and sparkling aura.”

Image: Carolina by Benjamin Askinas for C-Heads

Words by Brian Farmer
Managing Editor

Brian Farmer is Highsnobiety's Managing Editor and is based in New York City.