The Beginning of Something Beautiful: Supermodel Photos Before Their Fame

It’s easy to look at the most beautiful models on the planet and think to ourselves, “they have it so easy.” In reality, many of the top models we admire today started out as awkward children, teens, and sometimes even young adults. They battled with pimples, they fought never-ending battles against bad hair days, and they faced the same awkward moments of puberty most of us have confronted at one time or another. Unlike most of us, these women outgrew their awkward phases and became the world’s most beautiful supermodels.

With millions of fans around the world, our favorite supermodels are constantly under the microscope as their followers attempt to learn more about their life stories. Were they a diamond in a rough who aged into their beauty? Did their look drastically change in high school? So many questions have been left unanswered… until now!

You won’t believe how many times Gisele Bundchen had to audition before she finally received her big break!

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

With a face like this, there is no wonder that Candice Swanepoel is making a ton of money and booking gigs on repeat. In fact, she is one of the highest paid models in the Forbes “The World’s Top Earnings Models List.” Swanepoel has been on Forbes list since 2010 and she is still currently on their top earnings model’s list.

As with most of the models on our list, she had her humble beginnings in South Africa. Irene Olivier of Irene’s Models discovered Candice in 2003, but Swanepoel says that she was discovered at a flea market in Durban. Whoever helped her progress in the modeling industry definitely made the right choice, just look at how far she has come in the industry.