Age: 23
Best projects: Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), Damsels in Distress (2012)

The modeling world’s loss is most definitely movie lovers’ gain. In September 2008, wannabe runway walker Analeigh Tipton competed in the eleventh cycle of Tyra Banks’ reality competition America’s Next Top Model, and, props to her, she finished as the season’s second runner-up. But posing for fashion designers was never really what the Minneapolis native’s heart really desired.

Tipton fancied herself as an actress, a goal that’s already paying off in ever-growing dividends. Last year, she grabbed plenty of attention away from big deals like Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Emma Stone in the strong rom-com Crazy, Stupid, Love. And just last month, Tipton charmed us even more in the highbrow teen comedy Damsels in Distress, once again proving that she’s as funny as she is beautiful.

We wouldn’t be surprised if she top-lines a sitcom somewhere down the line, a la Krysten Ritter’s long-overdue emergence into the spotlight via Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23.