Before they were household names, these models were, like many others, trying to make it big in the modeling world. Here is a look at some of the most recognized faces before they were ~discovered~.
Brooke Shields and Twiggy
Brooke Shields began modeling at the tender age of 11 months. At 14 years old she was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue.
And a long-haired Twiggy, unlike the one we are used to seeing, posing for a Polaroid picture in her early modeling days.
Coco Rocha, Chanel Iman and Karlie Kloss
via The Fashion Spot
Coco Rocha began modeling in 2002 when an agent spotted her at an Irish dancing competition. Three years later she appeared on Vogue Italia and was walking the runways of Christian Lacroix, Jean-Paul Gautier and Marc Jacobs, to name a few.
Here’s Chanel Iman prior to becoming the Victoria Secret model we know her as today.
Fun fact: before Vogue declared her as one of the top 30 models of the decade, Karlie Kloss took the odd modeling job posing for Abercrombie and Fitch.
Erin Heatherton, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington and Candace Swanepoel
via The Fashion Spot
Before having every guy want them and every girl want to be them, Erin, Miranda, Rosie and Candice were one of thousands on the casting bulletins.
Abbey Lee Kershaw and Daphne Groeneveld
via Model Polaroids
Abbey Lee Kershaw was discovered by the same agent who scouted Miranda Kerr. She was approached on the beach and nine months later models.com named her “The Next Superstar.”
Daphne Groenveld had never modeled prior to being approached by an agent while shopping. Her career took of in 2011 while campaigning for Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and Versace for H & M.
Cara Delevingne and Andrej Pejic
Newcomer Cara Delevigne has stepped onto the fashion scene in a major way and made a mark. It’s hard to imagine there was a time when she wasn’t as relevant as she is today.
There are various reports as to where/when Andrej Pejic was officially discovered. His androgyny has set him apart from all other models in the industry. He continues to model as both male and female, successfully.