When Usher’s “Hey Daddy” video premiered, we were so excited to see
When Usher’s “Hey Daddy” video premiered, we were so excited to see that it starred one of our favorite models, ever: Noemie Lenoir. Discovered by Ford Models in Versailles, the French-born, bi-racial beauty started modeling at 16—but it wasn’t until 2001, when she signed with L’Oreal, that her career hit the stratosphere. Soon after, she began working for Victoria’s Secret and Gap; racking up editorial credits in all the top fashion magazines; and posing for Sports Illustrated’s all-important Swimsuit Issue (here, she’s shown at the issue’s 2001 launch party). Ultimately, supermodeldom wasn’t enough for the gorgeous 30 year-old—in the past decade, she’s become quite an accomplished indie actress, appearing in a series of award-winning, international films. Check out our roundup of hot runway and red carpet pics of the French femme fatale.