Anne Watanabe has done reasonably well despite her shorter-than-average stature among international models. Her NY agency (DNA) lists her at 5’9″ although I suspect she’s more like 5’8″ — Kate Moss is 5’6″ and very successful.
Nonetheless, she has been a regular at the New York Fashion Week since her debut in Spring/Summer 2006, booking 9 shows during her first season including Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui and DvF. Her European exposure was, however much less stellar. She appeared in Paris and Milan for a couple of seasons in 2006-07 but haven’t been back since. Her most high profile work to date have been an ad campaign for Anna Sui’s fragrance, Secret Wish and another for Francois Nar’s cosmetic in Fall 2006.
Many models came and went during this period of time but Anne Watanabe is still here. She booked a stunning editorial for Nordstrom’s February 2008 catalog earlier this year. I think Photos #5 and #6 are simply spectacular.