Dreaming of becoming a runway model? Fret not, the idea is not too far away. All of the world’s most famous supermodels had to start somewhere, and we’re here to show you their humble beginnings.
Check out these world-class supermodels’ first Polaroids.
A signature icon of the 90s, Kate Moss popularized the “heroin chic” look and fronted for big brands like Calvin Klein, Chanel, and Burberry. The legendary model was first discovered at JFK Airport in New York, where a scout approached her on her flight back to England.
This baby-faced Australian supermodel is one of the most recognizable faces of the Victoria’s Secret brand. She started her career when she was 13, eventually sharing the runway with fellow Angels Adriana Lim, Alessandra Amrosio, and Heidi Klum and becoming the face of the PINK brand in 2006.
Declared as one of the “Top 30 Models of the 2000s” by Vogue Paris, Karlie Kloss certainly came a long way from her first cover shoot at age 14. Now, the bonafide star is known for more than modeling; she’s hosted the reality TV show Project Runway and launched Kode with Klossy, which helps teach young girls how to code and program.
The Transformers star and Victoria’s Secret Angel wasn’t always famous; she signed with her first agency at the young age of 16 and has worked every day since. “I have really dedicated myself to my career. Yes, I am determined. You have to be if you want to continue working. It doesn’t just hand itself to you,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.
A notable member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kendall Jenner is undoubtedly one of the highest-paid models in the world. Her entrance into the modeling scene was captured on an episode of KUWTK, where her mother Kris helped her to get into contact with Wilhelmina Models.
The Hadid sisters have set a standard in the modeling world with their professionalism and commitment to the job. Younger sister Bella Hadid began modeling at 16, eventually going on to walk runways for Victoria’s Secret, Marc Jacobs, and Tommy Hilfiger.