★ Andreea Diaconu by Josh Olins for WSJ Magazine [Editorial]
She moved to New York when she was almost 20 and found quick success as a catalog model. Diaconu kept one eye on school, taking online Coursera classes in archaeology (loved it) and micro-finance (hated it). But just as she settled into the Noho apartment she shares with her boyfriend of two years, Gregory Neighbor, an ER doctor, things changed. "I had just about saved enough and was thinking of quitting, and then I got a call from my agent: ' Mario Sorrenti booked you for Italian Vogue.' "