It's finally time! You can vote right now for your favorite 2013 Cover Model Search finalist. Who do you want to see on the cover of our October issue?
I'm actually not jealous of you guys, because we've got an amazing lineup this year. Our last girls standing—Madi Hicks, Hayden Hopkins, and Alexa Luke—are all lovely, phenomenally talented ladies. They're also all blessed with some of the most fantabulous feet we've ever seen.
No, but seriously—not a biscuit in sight! (L to R: Madi Hicks, Hayden Hopkins and Alexa Luke. Photos by Nathan Sayers.)
You can read each girl's bio and watch their solo videos here, here and here. But you can also see the terrific three strut their stuff together in this behind-the-scenes video from the days they spent in NYC with Dance Spirit. (Warning: May cause cute overload and/or extreme talent envy.)
On Saturday morning, Russell Horning—aka 15-year-old Instagram king @i_got_barzz—was already kind of famous. His admittedly bad but weirdly mesmerizing dance videos had earned him shoutouts from the likes of Rihanna (and dance tributes from the likes of Josh Killacky).
But by Sunday morning? By Sunday morning, Russell Got Barzz had reached an entirely different level of memedom. Because Katy Perry tapped the teen—signature backpack and all—to perform "Swish Swish" with her on "Saturday Night Live." And the internet lost its darn mind.
If, like me, you've ever wondered (and wondered) how that stunning opening scene in La La Land came together, do we have a treat for you.
Fashion looks better in motion—that's why runways exist. But when does fashion look REALLY amazing? In dancey motion. And exhibit #69372 in the case for the inescapable connection between dance and fashion is this new video from Harper's Bazaar, featuring our favorite dancer/model/rock star, Larsen Thompson.
But when you're the only male ballet student at your studio, fighting dumb stereotypes about ballet being for girls, it's easy to feel alone. That's what makes this video featuring Gabriel Romero, an 11-year-old ballet student at Philadelphia Dance Center, especially meaningful.