Dutch model of the moment Lara Stone was a clear front runner in this year’s Model Of The Year Award.

Best known for the gap in her front teeth and her sizeable assets she’s been the most sort after model of 2009 (and reportedly one of the best paid).

She has opened shows for Giles Deacon, Christopher Kane, Fendi and MaxMara and closed shows for Stella McCartney, Diesel and Balmain.

She has featured in Givenchy campaigns for the past five seasons and has also been featured on the covers of international Vogue, W, Elle and i-D magazine.

Her CV is set to expand either further during 2010 with her nude shoot for ‘Love’ Magazine appearing on newsstands in February.

She will also front her biggest campaign to date replacing Madonna as Marc Jacobs leading lady in Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2010 campaign.

Marc Jacobs said of Lara Stone “we wanted a modern, iconic, sexy beauty… it had to be Lara Stone”.

Karl Lagerfeld now calls her “the girl of the moment” and French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld dedicated an entire February 2009 issue to her.

Last’s years winner was British model Jourdan Dunn.

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