Often, the work of models seems to us almost ideal: almost every girl dreams of walking on the catwalk and showing clothes at fashion shows. However, in reality, everything turns out to be completely different: in order to break through to the top of the world charts, beginning models sometimes need to show not only an extraordinary firmness of character and intelligence, but even a certain amount of courage.
Lifepin.net tracked down the stories of the most famous top models of the planet, who had to work hard to one day succeed in their dream profession.
The daughter of the famous architect Mohamed Hadid did not always conquer the catwalk: before taking the podium as one of the most beautiful and recognizable fashion models in the world, Bella worked as a waitress in a cafe and studied at the New York School of Design. The model’s career was hampered by her appearance, which was corrected with the help of plastic surgeons. It is known that already at the age of 16, Bella Hadid performed several operations to change the shape of her nose and lips, after which her modeling career quickly went up.
According to Maxim magazine, one of the most influential women in the world dreamed of becoming a ballerina and has been doing ballet professionally for a long time. Fate, however, had completely different plans for Hayley: due to a serious leg injury, the girl had to find herself in a slightly different role. So, in 2014, the daughter of the famous actor Stephen Baldwin got into the modeling business, taking part in several photo shoots for fashion magazines at once. However, the beauty of the girl was appreciated not only by fashion critics, but also by the singer Justin Bieber, who proposed to Hayley in 2018.
The Australian fashion model and one of the Victoria’s Secret “angels” spent all her childhood on a farm, where she studied non-female crafts: from early childhood, the girl helped her parents with housework, learned to ride horses and a motorcycle. Already at the age of 13, Miranda left her native village and went to conquer the catwalks of her country, first by winning the Australian nation-wide model search competition. The popularity and fame of the girl was ensured by the signing of a contract with Victoria’s Secret, which made Miranda one of the richest models in the world according to Forbes magazine.
One of the highest paid models in the world, Adriana Lima, dreamed of becoming a nun or pediatrician, but instead, she accidentally entered a Ford Models competition while helping a school friend during an event. The school competition helped the girl to reach the international level at the age of 15 – participation in fashion shows from Valentino, Giorgio Armani and Vera Wang paid off and allowed the girl to sign a contract with the Victoria’s Secret brand.
One of the most famous “angels” Victoria’s Secret almost became a public relations specialist in one of the British modeling agencies. Her grandiose dreams of a supermodel career almost got in the way of the braces, for wearing which Rosie was teased by her classmates. However, you can’t escape fate: the local HR department liked the resume for the vacancy of an office worker so much that the girl was offered to try herself immediately as a fashion model in the same agency.
The family of the African-American beauty Tyra Banks experienced serious financial difficulties when, still very young, Tyra decided to contribute to the well-being of her family and began to actively visit modeling agencies. The girl’s sense of purpose and her appearance secured Tyra a contract with the famous modeling agency Elite. This event became a turning point in the career and destiny of the creator of the famous TV show “America’s Next Top Model”.
One of the brightest participants in the famous TV show about the life of the Kardashian sisters owes a lot to her modeling career: almost all the relatives of the future supermodel are in one way or another connected with show business. Not having time to finish the full-time high school program, the girl worked for a long time as a representative of various brands of teenage clothing, collaborating with the Forever 21 brand and Teen Vogue magazine. Today Kendall Jenner is considered one of the most recognizable and highest paid models on the planet, whose official income is as much as $ 22 million a year.
British supermodel and actress Kate Moss got into the famous fashion agency Storm thanks to the androgyny fashion that reigned in Europe in the late 90s. Thin and pale fashion models then set the fashion trend, and Kate Moss herself became an example of a new style. Few people know, but as a child, the supermodel had to face a lot of adversity: Kate’s parents separated when the girl was 13 years old, and since then, the future fashion model was forced to help her mother by selling toys and tickets to attractions.
Chrissy Teigen is one of the most revered models in the West. The star was able to deserve the love of fans with her behavior: it was she who became one of the first models who decided to abandon the use of Photoshop to correct their shortcomings. The model owes her unusual appearance to her parents: Chrissy’s father is of Norwegian roots, and her mother is from Thailand.
The world-famous inspirer of body positivity was once seriously fond of football and had a complex about her figure. At school, the future plus-size model was repeatedly ridiculed by her classmates, and her own father made fun of her daughter already at home. Despite such a sad childhood, the girl was able to overcome her fears and became one of the most recognizable models on the planet.
Have you ever dreamed of trying yourself in the modeling business?