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Bella Hadid has been dubbed the queen of the catwalk, but these 8 models are also in the running

Busy, busy.

It was the finale that launched a thousand Instagram stories: Bella Hadid (opens in new tab) standing statuesque on stage at Coperni, while two people with spray cans painted a dress onto her body. Miraculously, within moments the spray turned into fabric, allowing Bella to glide off the catwalk, triumphant in staging one of the most memorable fashion show finales in some time.

 Between that viral Coperni moment (opens in new tab) and turns at Versace, Tom Ford, Burberry (opens in new tab) and more, there is no denying that Bella Hadid has had an extremely successful fashion season (opens in new tab). Walking a grand total of 19 shows, Hadid has been heralded as the new queen of the catwalk, earning her place as an emerging supermodel one step at a time.

@savoirflair Bella has been booked and busy. #BellaHadid #BellaHadidRunway #FashionWeek #BellaHadidCoperni #BellaHadidFashionWeek ♬ som original – Eduarda Rebouças

On TikTok fans are claiming her dedication is unmatched, sighting Bella as the “hardest working model” in the industry. However, while Bella might be the one we’re seeing most across social media (the spray-on dress moment garnered 6.9 million views on Coperni’s post alone) there are other models who are racking up even higher step counts.

Bella Hadid on the runway at Coperni

Throughout fashion month, Bella Hadid appeared in 19 shows, yet some of the other top models in the industry walked upwards of 30. According to Models.com (opens in new tab), Venezuelan beauty América González was the most utilised model this season walking a total of 36 shows, while Sherry Shi was a close second, walking 35. Rachel Marx and Sacha Quenby each took to the catwalk a total of 33 times, and Alaato Jazyper appeared in 31 shows.

It is quite the feat when you think about the fact that fashion month takes place across four different cities, with each show occurring in a completely different location. Plus there can be hours of pre-show hair and makeup involved, as well.

While we certainly don’t want to take anything away from Bella Hadid (she has undoubtedly worked this season) the models below deserve just as much admiration. Keep scrolling to see the eight models who walked in the most shows this fashion month.

Models who walked in the most shows during Spring/Summer 2023 fashion month:

América González | 36 shows walked

América González | 36 shows walked

Notable brands include: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Versace and more.

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Notable brands include: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Versace and more.

Sherry Shi | 35 shows walked

Sherry Shi | 35 shows walked

Notable shows include: Acne Studios, Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Simone Rocha and Max Mara.

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Notable shows include: Acne Studios, Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Simone Rocha and Max Mara.

Rachel Marx | 33 shows walked

Rachel Marx | 33 shows walked

Notable shows include: Micheal Kors, Stella McCartney, Givenchy and Lanvin.

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Notable shows include: Micheal Kors, Stella McCartney, Givenchy and Lanvin.

Sacha Quenby | 33 shows walked

Sacha Quenby | 33 shows walked

Notable shows include: Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Coperni, Louis Vuitton and Raf Simons.

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Notable shows include: Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Coperni, Louis Vuitton and Raf Simons.

Alaato Jazyper | 31 shows walked

Alaato Jazyper | 31 shows walked

Notable shows include: Givenchy, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Sacai

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Notable shows include: Givenchy, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Sacai

Mika Schneider | 29 shows walked

Mika Schneider | 29 shows walked

Notable shows include: Tom Ford, Givenchy, Hermes, Chloe, Dior, Courreges

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Notable shows include: Tom Ford, Givenchy, Hermes, Chloe, Dior, Courreges

Yilan Hua | 29 shows walked

Yilan Hua | 29 shows walked

Notable shows include: Stella McCartney, Fendi, Giambattista Valli, Balmain, Jil Sander, Versace

(Image credit: Courtesy of Stella McCartney)

Notable shows include: Stella McCartney, Fendi, Giambattista Valli, Balmain, Jil Sander, Versace

He Cong | 28 shows walked

He Cong | 28 shows walked

Notable shows include: Miu Miu, Chanel, Coperni, Victoria Beckham and Tom Ford.

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Notable shows include: Miu Miu, Chanel, Coperni, Victoria Beckham and Tom Ford.