With the recent election of the new, objectively attractive Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the world has its ogling eyes fixed on Canada. Trudeau has single-handedly lifted the country’s global reputation from “meh” to “damn!” He may or may not be doing some political type stuff behind all that, but the world is focused on more important things, like his hair and jawline.
However, we’re here to remind the world that Trudeau is not Canada’s only hot export. There’s a heavenly flock of tall, gorgeous Canadian women whose combined hotness can blast Justin Trudeau into the sun’s core.
We’re not sure what exactly is typical of Canada, but we wouldn’t instantly assume that the country is known for its hot babes. However, one look at this list is enough to prove otherwise. These are some of the most beautiful women in the world. Though they are all Canadian by nationality, their ethnicity stems from all corners of the globe, making this list a solid testimony of Canada’s multiculturalism.
So, here are the girls. Ogle to your heart’s content.
10. Jessica Lewis
Jessica Lewis has been a straight-size and plus-size model for over 15 years. She is known for her outspoken views on topics such as nutrition, aesthetics, and feminism. In lieu of Playboy recently announcing that it will no longer feature nudes, Lewis posted a semi-nude photo of herself on Instagram, captioned with a resonating thought: “[Playboy’s new policy is] such a huge step back for American culture and the idea that nudity is only ever sexual or inappropriate.”
9. Laura Winges
Laura Winges was born in Ottawa, Ontario. At 20 years old, she is an up-and-comer with many powerful movers in the fashion industry interested in her. Two years ago, the athletic Canadian had never worn high heels before, much preferring to play in the Ontario ringette team. But all it took was one look from Tricia Romani, president of Wilhelmina Models agency in Vancouver to send her straight to Korea for a modelling contract. Her first catwalk season included Hervé Léger and Reem Acra, and culminated with a walk down the prestigious Dior runway.
8. Alana Zimmer
Alana Zimmer was born in Kitchener, Ontario in 1987. She was discovered during her shift at an East Side Mario’s restaurant. Since then her career has skyrocketed. In 2008 she was featured on the cover of Russian Vogue, which is a great honour for a model in Russia or any country. Then, in 2011, she was on the cover of the December issue of Elle Canada. Zimmer has also walked the runway for top designers such as John Galliano, Pringle of Scotland, and Jil Sander. She is currently studying at NYU.
7. Grace Mahary
Born in Edmonton, Alberta to Eritrean parents, Grace Mahary’s modelling career began in 2005, when she won the Elle Canada/Quebec Model Search. Mahary is a trilinguist, speaking English, French, and Tigrinya soundly. The 5 ft 11 inch model played basketball with her two older brothers in high school. She had her breakthrough in 2012, where she walked for Givenchy as an exclusive. In 2014, Mahary lived every model’s dream by walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
6. Irina Lăzăreanu
Irina Lăzăreanu was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 1982. She emigrated to Canada when she was 5 years old, and was raised in Montreal. At 13 years old, she moved to London to study ballet. Her dreams of being a ballerina were tragically cut short when she broke her knee. This would prove to be a fortunate accident – she began modelling at 17 years old, and since then her career has been on a long upswing. Lăzăreanu has appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia’s January 2006 issue, and has modelled for several renowned designers such as Chanel, Versace, and Alexander McQueen. She has even held the record for most runway work in one season.
5. Tasha Tilberg
Tasha Tilberg was born in Chilliwack, BC, in 1979. During her childhood, it seemed as though she was destined for a normal life in a small town. But once her sublime features and flawless figure became impossible to ignore, Tilberg decided to pursue modelling. Since then, she has worked with top companies such as Versace, Esprit, Fendi and Gucci. She is married to her longtime partner, with whom she has given birth to twins, a boy and a girl.
4. Jessica Stam
You wouldn’t guess it by looking at her current lavish lifestyle, but Jessica Stam grew up on a farm in Ontario, amid her 5 brothers. She is classified as a “doll face” by her high fashion peers. Her resume includes a feature on the May 2007 cover of American Vogue, and runway walks for Christian Dior, Givenchy, Chanel, and Jean Paul Gaultier. Marc Jacobs even designed a bag after her – The Marc Jacobs Stam. She was placed at number 15 in Forbes’ list of the World’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels, earning an estimated $1.5 million in one year. The doll face has dated multiple celebrities, including New York Rangers hockey player Aaron Voros, and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
3. Andi Muise
Amanda Elizabeth Janet Muise was born in 1987 in North Bay, Ontario, and she is currently living in New York. She was discovered by International Model Management agency owner Michèle Miller in a mall when she was only 14 years old. Since then she has had a stellar career, modelling for huge brands such as Bloomindale’s Emporio Armani, Intimissimi, Urban Outfitters, Kenneth Cole, FCUK, Allure, and more. Her beautiful features are a by-product of her Irish, French, and Native American descent.
2. Sasha Hronis
Born in Torono, ON, Sasha Hronis was initially reluctant to pursue modelling. Despite her gorgeous features and amazing proportions, it took her mother years of convincing before Hronis would step foot in a test shoot. Finally, by the 12th grade, she relented, and since then she has hit the international fashion market. Hronis is now a promising young Canadian talent, having had her major breakthrough in the Rag & Bones fall show. As for her aspirations as a model — “I would love to do Victoria’s Secret,” Hronis says. “I remember my mom and my aunt getting the catalogs when I was younger and just being captivated by the Angels. Adriana Lima is stunning—who wouldn’t want to follow in those footsteps?”
1. Ash Foo
Born in Toronto, ON, 18 year old Ash Foo is surely at the beginning of an incredible career. She walked her first show during the Toronto Fashion Week, then immediately got booked for 15 shows in New York and Milan. For her, fashion is something “comfortable and polished,” and she believes that Alexander Wang is the designer that most exemplifies these qualities. Foo is cartoonishly beautiful, with features that could have been drawn by a divinely inspired artist.