[Photos] 15 Models Before They Were Famous

Some are the biggest names around and these are their “before” pictures. 

These are among the highest paid models in the modelling industry today, but before they became who they are, they were just ordinary girls trying to make it in the big bad world. From Gisele Bundchen to Cara Delevingne, these photos were taken between 2000 and 2010 by casting director, Douglas Perrett.

His collection of private Polaroids printed in a limited-edition book, Wild Things shows some of the world’s most in-demand models before they were famous. In the book, he gave an account of what he thought of each model when he first saw them and an insight of their budding career.

For example, Candice Swanepoel didn’t leave a good impression on Perrett, he found her to be “very Barbie-like” and he revealed that Miranda Kerr was continually overlooked at the start of her career, in favour of another blonde model who she attended casting with.

But look where they are now, the 15 models featured here have always been natural beauties no doubt.

Adriana Lima


Alessandra Ambrosio


Behati Prinsloo


Candice Swanepoel


Cara Delevingne


Chanel Iman


Doutzen Kroes


Gisele Bundchen


Joan Smalls


Jourdan Dunn


Karlie Kloss


Kate Upton


Liu Wen


Miranda Kerr


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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