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22 Reasons Why Raquel Zimmermann Is One of the Best Models in the Industry

She may not have the same mainstream recognition as Karlie Kloss, Gisele Bündchen or Jourdan Dunn, but make no mistake, Raquel Zimmermann is one of the best models in the industry today. The versatile 32-year-old Brazilian is a chameleon of the highest degree; she immerses herself in her projects, whether it’s going almost incognito in a conceptual campaign for Alexander McQueen or doing a strip tease for a dynamite Vogue Paris spread. Raquel has quite the resume, walking in shows for top-tier labels, like Christian Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Viktor & Rolf, plus appearing in a variety of ads, including Hermes, Gucci, Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Shiseido, Jimmy Choo and Isabel Marant.

What we love most about the veteran model is her uncanny posing ability. Seriously, it’s amazing how gracefully awkward Raquel can be while morphing and contorting her body to tell a story. It’s truly captivating. If you memorized Raquel’s impressive catalog, prepare for a walk down memory lane as we recount her best modeling moments. And if you’re just jumping on the bandwagon (what took you so long?), get ready to be blown away.