Manic Pixie Dream Girl Models

The term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” was coined by film critic Nathan Rabin after seeing the film “Elizabethtown” as explained by Urban Dictionary. Rabin wrote that it refers to “that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” Urban Dictionary goes on to describe the type as “a pretty, outgoing, whacky female romantic lead whose sole purpose is to help broody male characters lighten up and enjoy their lives.” Natalie Portman‘s character as Sam in “Garden State” is considered by many as the ultimate expression of this type of character. Since then, Natalie seems to have soured on this notion and says she regrets her Manic Pixie Dream Girl roles. That’s a shame.

What’s wrong with a character like Sam played by Portman? She’s sweet, quirky, beautiful and young. Yes, many guys love that type. And she’s an adult and there’s nothing wrong with that. Just like woman who fanatasize about men built like male models or athletes who also happened to be sweet, sensitive, have a PhD and only have eyes for her. Yes, we all construct idealized characters.

We thought we would have some fun with this and pick out some of our favorite models who we would invite to a casting session to try out to play this type of character. We definitely focused on models who had a look that fit the type but could also flash an amazing smile that rivals that of Natalie Portman. Many of these models also had unique charisma and personalities that made them a joy to work with. Check out our choices linked below.

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FAVORITE MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL MODELS

Aubrey
With her amazing smile and fun, engaging personality, Aubrey makes everyone around her feel better.

Girl Next Door: Aubrey (December 2002)

Jennie
Jennie loves to flash that killer smile and she has the ultimate girl next door look we all love. The photos of her in The Bahamas are simply amazing.

Lexy
Lexy’s all-natural looks make her perfect for category, and she has a certain twinkle in her eye that makes her immediately interesting. She’s an all-time favorite on the website.

Patricia
This beautiful Danish model has a positive engery that lights up every room she enters. She was so much fun to work with on our World Tour to Denmark.

Featured Model: Patricia (February 2007)

Bunny
We discovered Bunny on our World Tour that took us to Hungary, and she was one of the bubbliest models we very met. She has a killer smile, amazing eyes and an all-natural body to go with it. The camera loves her, and you will too!

Featured Model: Bunny (October 2006)

Dasha
This ginger from Kiev is is one of the sweetest, and most beautiful, models we photographed.

Girl Next Door: Dasha (September 2007)

Alexis
Definitely a pixie dream girl!

Girl Next Door: Alexis (February 2006)

Brit Bliss
Her name says it all, and her eyes are amazing!

Kelly
Check out this beautiful blonde with killer eyes. She’s seductive as hell! We shot Kelly at an amazing location in the Bahamas.

Featured Model: Kelly (January 2010)

Anna
She’s a Bulgarian model and we found her in New York. Now we want to go to Bulgaria!

Heidi
A sweet girl with a million dollar smile!

Heather
This pretty blonde is the cute college girl every guy wants to date.

Lucy
This petite brunette is simply beautiful and her personality matched her smile. Now you know why we go on our World Tours!

Simone
We discovered this incredibly cute model on our World Tour in Copenhagen. We love the cute hat!.

Brandie
This all-natural college girl shot for us in New York, and we got some amazing photos. We love the shots in the camo pants.

Emily
She’s super cute and you’ll love the lingerie photos. You wish she lived next door!

Anastassia
This cute and playful brunette from Kiev loved being photographed.

Jazmine
Check her out in pig tails and sexy bikinis on Hermosa Beach.

Jamie
There are some amazing photos of this pretty blonde taken on a rainy day in Cleveland. The shots in the cut-off white t-shirt are our favorites.

Piper
She’s always been one of our favorites with her bright smile that matches her amazing personality.

Anna
Her look is sensual and pretty. The eyes will grab your attention!

Zeanna
This petite hottie is one of the many beauties we found on our World Tour stop in Costa Rica.

Summer
Summer loves to have fun and that shows up in her photos. And she was a great sport on a scorching hot day in Las Vegas.