AMANDA Hendrick has been named as one of New York Magazine's "heavy hitters" in their Ten Models to Watch for Spring 2013.

Previously winning Scotland's Most Stylish Woman at the Scottish Style Awards in 2011, the Airdrie-born model first rose to fame at Harvey Nichols' spring 2009 show and went on to feature in numerous shows in spring 2012, including Balenciaga and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Now signed with New York model agency Women Model Management, the 22-year-old has already sparked controversy during her career when pictures of her on a clothing website were banned because she looked too thin.

Online retailer, Drop Dead Clothing, was branded "socially irresponsible" for posting the images in 2011, after the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) acted on a complaint that the model "looked anorexic" when posing in a bikini.

Drop Dead Clothing's response at the time was that the size-eight model was "representative of young people" and "just a naturally thin person".