They're all of different nationalities but I think they're all gorgeous, I saw them in a list of the worlds most beautiful models, so which do you think is the *most* beautiful, pretty, hot, or whatever? And why?
1. It is relatively easy to a knowledgeable photographer to make these women - or any women - look gorgeous on photos, even without photoshop or makeup, because photography is a matter of choosing a particular projection of a 3D object onto a 2D medium.
So one has to look at a lot of shots, esp. videos and snapshots / paparazzi shots, to see what these women actually look like in person.
Emily DiDonato, I would say, is the closest approximation of the Western ideal of beauty.
Bar Rafaeli, an otherwise top contender, isn't helped by her slightly low cheekbones, shape of the eyes and gums, and a slightly masculine face.
Doutzen Kroes: a very wide jawline and a plain-jane face. Take away fame, hype, hair/makeup, retouching and you'll see that in a major US city you can routinely pass by 5-10 girls looking like that and not even turn your head.
Joan Smalls: to me this girl is a younger and much, much, much less spoiled drop-in replacement for a Naomi Campbell. Pretty in her own right but see what I said about Doutzen
Song Hye Kyo: I can't judge her beauty as I am not attuned to the Asian standards of beauty (she looks very similar to me to dozens of other Asian models) and I am vehemently against as photographer to judge non-Caucasian talent based on how Caucasian they look - which is what a lot of people seem to be doing.
I choose Doutzen Kroes, she is better looking than the rest of them, but none of them I would consider hott or my dream girl. I am very rarely attracted to fake, made up model types.porn stars or actresses. I prefer normal, average looking all natural women that are cute and don't have to do fake things to "make them look better". To me, it makes them look worse.
I'm between Bar Refaeli and Emily DiDonato but you can't really tell unless you see them in real life. I'm guessing that's a really bad pic of Song Hye Kyo because I would highly doubt she's one of the worlds best looking models based on that photo. Most of them look like normal pretty girls with good makeup and airbrushing. They're kind of missing attraction or have dead eyes or something. I find the most beautiful women are pretty but have dancing/sparkling eyes.
I think Doutzen is the prettiest. I like cute girl-next-door models a lot more than "fierce" and "sexy" models. I dunno, I just get intimidated when I look at them, and most of them look like they're trying too hard. Doutzen looks natural to me, which is hard to find in models these days. If you take a second look at the pictures, you can see that everyone else that you listed either has some crazy eye shadow going on or at least have a lot of eyeliner, while Doutzen only has mascara (and a natural shade of brown eye shadow?). Even with less makeup, she looks prettier than the rest of them in my opinion. I know she probably still has a lot of makeup on (of course, all models do during photo shoots lol) but at least she LOOKS more natural. :)