EDITORS’ PICK—Best Model Mechanic

Katie O’Brien—She’s a far cry from the stereotypical burly, beefy, gruff mechanic, but this 5-foot-11 brunette graduated from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix in 2006. Her dream job is to work with Yamaha Motor Corporation as a race team mechanic—or any position, for that matter. O’Brien’s a bona fide motorcycle aficionada; she loves the sound of the engine, even the smell of the exhaust. But there’s more to her life than bikes: O’Brien’s also a model, donning the latest fashions in print ads and on the runway.