10 models that should be on your radar this Fashion Week -- who aren't Gigi or Kendall

New York City is gearing up for one of its biggest weeks of the year: Fashion week. Exclusive invites have flooded in and models are landing their final auditions, while famed designers quickly make their final touches.

When you think of Fashion Week, it's easy to think of high-profile models like Kendall and Gigi, Cara or Alessandra front and center. All of these ladies are sure to be in attendance at this year's shows, front row and in the show, but there is some other talent that is worth profiling.

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Romy Schonberger 

Already a veteran of Elie Saab, Chanel and Jonathan Simkhai, the Dutch stunner will no doubt be a crowd favorite this NYFW. 

Marjan Jonkman

The gorgeous blonde beauty has already slayed the runway for Diesel and Chloè, and has become a favorite of Chanel.

Ysaunny Brito

The Dominican model has powerhouses like Balmain, Prabal, Jeremy Scott and Michael Kors under her belt. 

Grace Cabe 

The 20-year-old model has appeared in campaigns for PINK and Guess, and has walked for Max Mara, Chanel and Tory Burch. There's no doubt we'll see her on many catwalks in New York. 

She'll also be walking in her second Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in the fall. 

McKenna Hellam 

A newcomer to last fall season, the Georgian model has already wowed for Prabal and Alexander Wang. 

Mayowa Nicholas

Discovered at 16-years-old, Nicholas has since become the first Nigerian model to be included in Dolce & Gabbana's campaign. Since then, she's been a favorite of Balmain, Top Shop and Calvin Klein. 

Odette Pavlova 

From Chanel to Dior, Hermes and beyond, the 5'10" knockout should be on your radar. 

Jay Wright

The stunner became a familiar face for Gucci, Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs after she impressed at an open casting call in Iowa. 

Carlotta Kohl

Vogue has declared Kohl as one of fashion's "It Girls" of the year. The runway isn't new to the blonde beauty, who has walked for Yeezy, Philipp Plein and Alberta Ferretti. 

Lia Pavlova 

Last season, the 23-year-old Russian fashion model walked in 13 NYFW shows, including Zimmerman and Altuzarra. 

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They may not be household names, have their own fashion line or frequent Cannes, but these lesser-known faces surely danced side-by-side Kendall and Gigi on the runway at multiple points in their careers.

The taxing audition process -- which sometimes requires models to attend 15 auditions per day -- sees talent from all over the world. Casting directors take a few minutes to assess their bodies and personalities, looking for that Fashion Week "glow."

From a small-town girl to a Nigerian stunner to a 23-year-old who walked 13 shows last fall, these are the faces you should know. Scroll through above to see the models on our radar.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Tinkerbelle the Dog is seen wearing a leather jacket outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Karolina Kurkova seen in the streets of Manhattan during the New York Fashion Week on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Margaret Zhang is seen wearing a green coat and black dress with animal print bag outside the Yeezy Kanye West show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing a black hoodie, black oversized pants and Balenciaga hat outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing a green puff jacket and blue striped skirt outside the Yeezy Kanye West show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing a brown fur coat and black dress outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Caroline Issa is seen wearing a charcoal coat and blue jean pants outside the Yeezy Kanye West show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Thania Peck and Samantha Angelo are seen outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Veronique Tristram in a Han Kjøbenhavn jacket outside the Yeezy Kanye West show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Xenia Van Der Woodsen is seen wearing an Opening Ceremony jacket and Alexander Wang hoodie outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Thania Peck and Samantha Angelo are seen outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Patrick Toussain and Keino Benjamin are seen outside the Yeezy Kanye West show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing a black and white striped jumper outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Zanita Whittington is seen wearing an Anna Sui red heart dress outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Samantha Angelo is seen wearing an all gray outfit outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Guests are seen outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing a purple suit outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Ece Sukan is seen wearing a gray coat, blue jeans and brown boots outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Margaret Zhang is seen wearing a green coat and black dress with animal print bag outside the Yeezy Kanye West show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing a black sports coat and green pants outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing a brown striped suit outside the Yeezy Kanye West show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Samantha Angelo is seen wearing an all gray outfit outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Guests are seen outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2017 on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing a Rag and Bone jacket, blue jean top and white shirt with blue jeans and bunny sneakers outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2017 on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing a fur coat outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2017 on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Jeannie Lee is seen wearing pink dress outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2017 on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing a black leather jacket outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2017 on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing an Anna Sui outfit outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2017 on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A guest is seen wearing a J. Crew sweater outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2017 on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Model Cara Taylor is seen wearing a burgundy coat outside the Anna Sui show during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2017 on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model wearing a Dior bag, brown fur coat outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Camila Coelho wearing a coat with floral print, ripped denim jeans outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Kerry Pieri wearing a belted brown leather coat, white Balenciaga flex cap, white turtleneck knit outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Christine Centenera wearing a checked coat outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Eva Chen filming with her phone wearing a Chloe bag, brown sheepskin leather jacket outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model wearing flared pants, blazer outside Delpozo on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Kate Davidson Hudson wearing a beige jacket, white cropped pants outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Xenia van der Woodsen wearing an orange Open Ceremony bomber jacket, denim jeans outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Leandra Medine wearing a beige blazer and skirt, tights outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Chiara Ferragni wearing white pants, cropped top, sneaker, black coat with fur collar outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Chriselle Lim wearing a skirt with floral print, trench coat outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Giovanna Battaglia wearing a red down feather jacket outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Camila Coelho wearing a coat with floral print, ripped denim jeans outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Camille Charriere wearing a beige knit, beige wool coat, cropped pants outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Guest is seen wearing orange leather coat, white shirt, black jeans and printed purse on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Marie Simonova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Guest is seen wearing polka dots blue shirt, silver long jacket without sleeves, black bag and shoes after Vivienne Tam runway show during New York fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Marie Simonova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Model is seen wearing black hat, black checkered scarf, white shirt, black jeans and boots after Vivienne Tam runway show during New York fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Marie Simonova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Grace Elizabeth seen in the streets of Manhattan on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Elaine Dutz is seen attending Vivienne Tam during New York Fashion Week while wearing a floral suit on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Elizabeth Savetsky is seen attending Michael Kors during New York Fashion Week wearing a blue with gold fur coat and blue jeans on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Kristina Bazan is seen attending Michael Kors during New York Fashion Week wearing an animal print coat with black and white polka dot dress on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: SORA CHOI is seen attending Michael Kors during New York Fashion Week wearing an all-black outfit with leather coat and fishnet stockings on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Jacqueline Zenere is seen attending Michael Kors during New York Fashion Week wearing Etro, Sally LaPointe, and Sam Edelman on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Romee Strijd seen in the streets of Manhattan on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A guest is seen attending Gabriela Hearst during New York Fashion Week wearing a knit fringe throw with blue jeans on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Model Emily Ratajkowski wearing a cropped top, pencil skirt outside Michael Kors on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Olivia Palermo wearing a black coat outside Delpozo on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
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