Who Are Some Models Who Started Modeling at a Young Age?


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Some models who started modeling at a young age include Chanel Iman, who started when she was 13 and Gisele Bundchen, who was discovered when she was 14. Kate Moss also started her career at 14.

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Chanel Iman began her career in 2006, at 13 years old, when she placed third in a modeling contest put on by Ford Modeling Agency. Ford signed her, and she began modeling for magazines like Teen Vogue, and later, Vanity Fair. She started modeling for Victoria's Secret in 2010. Chanel Iman was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and is of African-American and Korean descent.

Giselle Bundchen was discovered in a Sao Paulo, Brazil, mall by a modeling scout in 1994, when she was 14. Her first major modeling gig was for New York Fashion week in 1996, but her big break came the following year when she walked in an Alexander McQueen show. Impressed with her walk in high heels on a wet runway, McQueen dubbed her "The Body," and her career took off. Giselle is a Brazilian model of German descent.

Kate Moss, a British model, also began her career at 14, when she was discovered at New York's JFK airport in 1988. She was signed to Storm Model Management. She graced the cover of a major British magazine the following year, but her career really took off in 1993 when she did a Calvin Klein underwear campaign. With her waifish figure, she helped usher in the controversial "heroin chic" modeling era.

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