Top 15 Short & Petite Super Models Ruling Fashion Industry

Short Yet Super Hit Models of Fashion Industry: Every profession requires effort and hard work, but in the fashion industry, looks, personality, and height are considered more important. From around the world, girls who are taller are thought to be good models, but in this game, there are many short girls as well, who came and won the ramp.

Here we are going to tell you about those short models who not only got success despite having short height but showed that their aim and enthusiasm are taller than other’s beauty standards. The fashion industry is constantly evolving, and nowadays, major diversity can be seen on the ramps. However, even when this diversity was only a dream, there were a few women who were able to overcome the hardships that come along with not fitting in in an industry such as fashion and made their name known to all. Ans, we are trying to celebrate those women.

Most Popular Short and Petite Models

Success determines your height, and these short supermodels proved it right. Though many of them were taunted for being short, even then, they made it through and outshined. Although we all believe that there is a certain beauty standard in this world, especially the fashion industry, it’s simply not Tue. You have to belive that you are beautiful yourself for others to truly see it. Physical attributes like height do not determine your self-worth or how successful you can be in a career such as modeling, and these models have proved that. Take a look at this list and see for yourself how these wonderful women have changed the face of the fashion industry.


How did we decide?

We ranked them according to their Instagram followers count.

15 – Emily Ratajkowski

14 – Devon Aoki

13 – Eva Pigford

12 – Laetitia Casta

11 – Georgia May Jagger

10 – Charlotte Free

9 – Lesley Lawson AKA Twiggy

8 – Cara Delevingne

7 – Selita Ebanks

6 – Lily-Rose Depp

5 – Lydia Hearst

4 – Kate Moss

3 – Yaya DaCosta

2 – Yamila Diaz-Rahi

1 – Marilyn Monroe

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↓ 15 – Emily Ratajkowski

Her Biography: Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski was born on June 7, 1991, in Westminster, London, the only child of American parents, Kathleen Anne Balgley and John David “J.D.” Ratajkowski. Her family lived in West Kensington and Bloomsbury before settling in San Diego, California when Ratajkowski was five. She was raised primarily in nearby Encinitas. Ratajkowski is of English, Irish, Polish, German, and Jewish descent. Her father was raised Roman Catholic, whereas her mother was raised Jewish.

Her Achievements: You haven’t seen her on the runway, but you’ve definitely had an eyeful of 5’7″. She is a British-American model and actress. She rose to prominence after appearing in the controversial music video. She is quite bold, and many know her from last year’s controversial “Blurred Lines” music video. She’s moved on since then, posing for Rag & Bone, C.R. Fashion Book, and British Vogue. Being not so tall, she made through her career and started acting as well.

Social Media Handles:  To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links:

Instagram: emrata

Twitter: @emrata


↓ 14 – Devon Aoki

Her Biography: Aoki was born in 1982 in New York City, and grew up in California and London, attending high school at The American School in London. Her father is of Japanese descent and her mother is of German and English ancestry. She has an older sister and a younger brother, as well as four half-siblings including Steve Aoki.

Her Achievements: She started modeling when she was 13, the same year Aoki was introduced by her godmother to Kate Moss, who would later take the young model under her wing. She was signed to Storm Model Management at age 14. In 1998, at the age of 16, Aoki replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace. She has acted in 13 movies as well.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: devonaoki

Twitter: @devonaoki


↓ 13 – Eva Pigford

Her Biography: Known professionally as Eva Marcille, is an American actress, TV host and fashion model, who most recently played the role of Tyra Hamilton on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. Eva Marcille Pigford was born in Los Angeles, California, to an African-American mother and a Puerto Rican father.

Her Achievements: She started her career by winning the third cycle of America’s Next Top Model. She has appeared on numerous covers, including Women’s Health and Essence magazine, among many others. No stranger to television and film, her on-camera credits include Everybody Hates ChrisThe Game, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, and I Think I Love My Wife.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: evamarcille

Twitter: @EvaMarcille

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↓ 12 – Laetitia Casta

Her Biography: Born in Pont-Audemer, France, Laetitia Casta spent her childhood in the lush countryside of Normandy. At age 15, she was approached by an agent of Paris’ Madison Models while building sandcastles on a beach in Corsica.

Her Achievements: Casta became a “GUESS? Girl” in 1993. In 1996, Laetitia became one of the lead models of Victoria’s Secret and, from there, was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for three consecutive years. She has appeared on over 100 covers of fashion magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Glamour, as well as doing commercials for the cosmetics company L’Oreal and worked in films as well.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: laetitiacasta


↓ 11 – Georgia May Jagger

Her Biography: Georgia May Jagger is known for being the daughter of rock and roll royalty the Rolling Stone’s lead singer Mick Jagger and model royalty, Jerry Hall. Jagger was born at Portland Hospital in West End, London, England. She followed in her mother’s footsteps despite only being 5’7″.

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Her Achievements: In 2008, Jagger signed with Independent Models and is currently represented by TESS Model Management. She debuted at Chanel’s Resort 2011 show, which she closed. In her career, she has walked for the likes of Fendi, Louis Vuitton, and Versace. In 2009, Jagger was named Model of the Year at the Fashion Awards by the British Fashion Council. Jagger took part in the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony with Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Lily Donaldson, representing British fashion.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: georgiamayjagger

Twitter: @GeorgiaMJagger


↓ 10 – Charlotte Free

Her Biography: She was born on 22 June 1993. She is from Los Angeles. Charlotte’s pink hair caught Dame Vivienne Westwood’s eye and was part of the reason she chose her to open her Red Label collection at London Fashion Week.

Her Achievements: This American model became the new face of Maybelline in 2012, and her often pink-dyed hair gets a lot of attention on sites like Tumblr.  She may be only 5’7″, but that has not stopped her from walking shows like Chanel (she even opened the label’s cruise 2015 show), and appearing in campaigns for Chanel eyewear.  She featured for fashion magazines like ‘Bullet’ and ‘Harper’s Bazaar.’ In February of 2013, the model caused some controversy on Tumblr, where she responded to a question about Terry Richardson.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Twitter: @Charlotte_Free


↓ 9 – Lesley Lawson AKA Twiggy

Her Biography: Lesley Lawson, widely known by the nickname Twiggy, is an English model, actress, and singer. In the mid-1960s, she became a prominent British teenage model of swinging sixties London with others such as Penelope Tree.

Her Achievements: Twiggy was initially known for her thin build (thus her nickname) and her androgynous look consisting of large eyes, long eyelashes, and short hair. She was named “The Face of 1966” by the Daily Express and voted British Woman of the Year. By 1967, she had modeled in France, Japan, and the US, and had landed on the covers of Vogue and The Tatler. After modeling, Twiggy enjoyed a successful career as a screen, stage, and television actress. She won 2 Golden Globe awards for her role in  The Boy Friend (1971). She then also went on to work in Broadway.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: twiggylawson


↓ 8 – Cara Delevingne

Her Biography: Cara Jocelyn Delevingne was born on 12 August 1992, in Hammersmith, London, the daughter of Pandora Anne Delevigne and property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne. She grew up in Belgravia, London. She has dyspraxia and found school challenging. She signed with Storm Management after leaving school in 2009.

Her Achievements: Delevingne won Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014. Delevingne started her acting career with a minor role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina. She has a mega-high Instagram following, and she has walked the catwalks of Saint Laurent, Burberry, Fendi, and other designer labels. Her height happens to be debated, and she even told Into the Gloss, she does not know her exact height. Cara said, “I’m tiny for (the) runway! I’m 5’8,” or 5’7″ …a A lot of people still tell me that I’m too short.”

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: caradelevingne

Twitter: @Caradelevingne

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↓ 7 –  Selita Ebanks

Her Biography: Selita Ebanks was born to a Jamaican father and a Caymanian mother in George Town, Grand Cayman, on 17 February 1983. She is a model and actress.  In 2000, at the age of 17, while walking through the turnstiles at Six Flags Great Adventure, Ebanks was scouted by an agent from Elite Model Management.

Her Achievements: Ebanks has worked for high fashion brands Neiman Marcus and Ralph Lauren and appeared in magazines such as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit IssueVogue, and Glamour. The 5’7 Victoria’s Secret angel has been in campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Levi’s.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: selitaebanks

Twitter: @SelitaEbanks


↓ 6 – Lily-Rose Depp

Her Biography: One of the youngest and shortest models hitting it big in the fashion industry is Lily-Rose Depp, the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. She’s only 5’3 but has managed to make everyone her fan in the short span of her very recent career.

Her Achievements: Not only is she Karl Lagerfeld’s muse, having walked for Chanel runway shows multiple times and starred in the house’s beauty and eyewear ad campaigns, but also she has graced many a magazine cover and is also an aspiring actress. She won Best Actress award at the 4th Los Angeles Film Awards for her performance in My Last Lullaby in 2019. Depp has been the subject of tabloid and media reporting, including birthdays, attendance at society events, and reviews of her fashion choices. She is fluent in both English and French.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: lilyrose_depp

Twitter: @LilyRoseMelDepp

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↓ 5 – Lydia Hearst

Her Biography: Hearst was born at New Haven, Connecticut to Patty Hearst and Bernard Shaw, and grew up in Wilton, Connecticut. After attending The Lawrenceville School and graduating from Wilton High School (where she was a cheerleader), she attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Her Achievements: While it helps that your family is one of the most powerful in the publishing industry when you’re trying to start a modeling career, Lydia Hearst has had a lot of success–not because of her name. Not to mention the sizeable amount of print work she’s done for international versions of Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, and more. The 5’7″ Hearst has been so successful that she was chosen to be a mentor for season 2 of Naomi Campbell’s modeling reality competition, The Face.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: lydiahearst

Twitter: @LydiaHearst


↓ 4 – Kate Moss

Her Biography: Moss was born on 16 January 1974 in Croydon, Greater London, the daughter of Linda Rosina (Shepherd), a barmaid, and Peter Edward Moss, an airline employee, and raised in the Addiscombe and Sanderstead areas of the borough.

Her Achievements: Kate Moss is, by definition, positively perfect! She became a household name soon after popularizing the “heroin chic” look of the 1990s and has appeared all over the place, including on the runway shows for Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel. Many aspiring supermodels go to Kate Moss to be her protégé and find their own place in the fashion industry, launching big the same way we saw Devon Aoki make it. After all, if we can see models as short as 5’5″ on the runways, we might still stand a chance of making it there ourselves.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: katemossagency


↓ 3 – Yaya DaCosta

Her Biography:  Camara DaCosta Johnson, better known as Yaya DaCosta, is an American actress and model. The 32-year-old beauty from Harlem, New York, has us spellbound with her antics. Her size 2 figure is just what the industry wants.

Her Achievements:  A model of color, she was the runner-up in cycle 3 of the “America’s Next Top Model” show. She’s advertised for Garnier Fructis, Lincoln Townhouse, Oil of Olay, Radioshack, Seda, Sophora, and Dr. Scholl’s. DaCosta eventually went to star in TV series, including ABC’s daytime drama All My Children, Ugly Betty, and since 2015 stars in the NBC medical drama Chicago Med.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: yayadacosta

Twitter: @yayadacosta


↓ 2 – Yamila Diaz-Rahi

Her Biography: Yamila Díaz-Rahi, also Yamila Diaz, is an Argentine model.  Currently, 44 years of age, Yamila Diaz-Rahi is still stunning beyond belief and a model that can take the world by a storm. A combination of Lebanese and Spanish descent, she was discovered in 1996 in Uruguay while taking a holiday and has since worked around the world.

Her Achievements: She has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a total of 11 times, and made the cover of the magazine first in 2002 and again in 2006. She also featured in the 50th anniversary SI edition in 2014 titled “The Legends”. She has studied  Economics in Buenos Aires. Diaz-Rahi has also appeared on the cover of numerous magazines such as GQGlamour, ElleMarie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar. She has appeared in Victoria’s Secret catalog, and in advertisements for Bebe, etc.

Social Media Handles: To keep up with her you can follow her on the following links

Instagram: yamiladrahi


↓ 1 – Marilyn Monroe

Her Biography: Monroe was born and raised in Los Angeles. She spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at age 16. She was working in a factory as part of the war effort during World War II when she met a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career.

Her Achievements:  American actress, singer, and model Marilyn Monroe (5.5″) is very well known as one of the most famous of the shorter supermodels in history. She became a major sex symbol, and her images still grace our memories and our walls. More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, she bleached her hair to fit the needs of the Blue Book modeling agency. With her new name of Marilyn Monroe, she took the industry by storm.

Marilyn Monroe in White II, The Seven Year Itch, 1954

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