Who Are Some Notable Supermodels?


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Some notable supermodels include Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. Some others are Giselle Bundchen, Linda Evangelista, Janice Dickinson and Gia Carangi.

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All of these models have been featured in various magazines, runway shows and marketing campaigns. Cindy Crawford is an American supermodel first discovered by a newspaper photographer at the age of 16. An issue of Playboy featuring Crawford was one of the top-selling issues of all time. Heidi Klum was the first German model on the cover of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Naomi Campbell is a British-born supermodel who is also an actress and entrepreneur. A scout discovered Kate Moss, who is also British, at the age of 14. Giselle Bundchen also started working as a model in her native Brazil when she was 14.

Canadian Linda Evangelista once noted that she doesn't wake up for less than $10,000 a day. Janice Dickinson is an American model and television personality who dubbed herself "the world's first supermodel" and appeared on the cover of Vogue 37 times. Fans also sometimes refer to U.S.-born Gia Carangi as the first supermodel; she was famous during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Carangi tragically died at a young age due to AIDS-related complications after suffering from drug addiction. Her life story was the inspiration for the film "Gia."

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