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Herieth Paul Covers Elle, Gets Compared To Naomi Campbell (PHOTOS)

Elle Canada dared to use some strong words to introduce its new July cover star: "Naomi, Move Over!"

The new girl on the block is Herieth Paul, who might look a bit like Ms. Campbell (she's got those killer bangs) but has more often been compared to model Grace Jones or, as one photographer once said, "a black Kate Moss."

One thing Herieth has on all those legends is her youthful energy: at only sixteen, she's a fresh face on the scene and has already walked for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Lacoste, and DVF, starred in short fashion films like this one for CK One, and joined top models such as Freja Beha Erichsen and Arizona Muse in a Steven Meisel cover shoot for Vogue Italia.

Now, the Tanzanian-born model who calls Canada home has landed her biggest job yet: solo cover star. It's a huge step in the right direction for the stunner who once told WWD, "My goal for modeling is that by 18 I'm going to be on every cover of every magazine. And model for everyone: Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Gucci, Prada. You name it, I'll do it!"

Click below for a look at rising star Herieth Paul. Think she's destined for Naomi Campbell-level fame? Tell us in the comments!