Lakshmi (above, photographed by Prabuddha Dasgupta for Indian Vogue) began her modeling career at 25 in Bangalore, India. Now 27 and signed with Ford, Menon is on her way to becoming a household name. She was the face of Hermes and the current muse for Ricardo Tisci. Vogue featured Lakshmi Menon as "This year's model" in 2008. She has walked runways for American designers Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. The Indian wave is huge this year, and Menon appears to already be coasting.