When thinking of models of Arab heritage on the scene today, your mind most likely goes to the likes of the Hadids, who have taken the fashion industry by storm over the years. Most recently, Bella Hadid won the Model of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards, a much-deserved title. However, Arab faces are increasingly appearing on the global circuit and many are beginning to make a name for themselves within the industry. Here are a few you need to have on your radar.

Shrouk Farid

26-year-old Egyptian beauty Shrouk Farid grew up in Alexandria to an Egyptian father and mother with a  Greek-Lebanese background. Her spellbinding looks and presence are undeniable and have earned her spots in various campaigns and across the media including Louis Vuitton and Vogue Arabia. 

Mariam Abdallah

Also born and raised in Egypt, 19-year-old Mariam Abdallah is one to watch. Currently based in London, Abdallah is signed to 10 agencies across the globe and can be found working with international brands such as Vivienne Westwood. 

Shahad Salman

Shahad comes from Mecca, the holiest city of Saudi Arabia. Her striking beauty is often likened to Winnie Harlow, as both models have vitiligo. They stood together on the cover of Vogue Arabia in 2019 within a stunning editorial shoot that took place at the heritage mud village of Sadus, outside Riyadh.

Ahmad Kontar

Kontar, who is originally from Syria, was scouted on the streets of Paris and is currently signed with Elite Models and The Society NYC. He is quickly becoming a familiar face within the industry having been featured in shows and campaigns by Hermés, Jacquemus, and GmbH.

Qaher Harhash 

Often called the first male Palestinian supermodel, Qaher Harhash continuously breaks boundaries and uses his platform to talk about underrepresentation in the international modelling industry. He has so far been featured in campaigns and editorials by Versace, Dolce & Gabanna, and Jean Paul Gaultier alongside Bella Hadid. 

Ali Latif

It was a regular day at work for Latif at a Parisian bakery, when he served someone who turned out to be the director of a modelling agency. Since then, Latif has launched a successful career having been featured in campaigns for Versace, Coach, and has been photographed by Steven Meisel.