Bündchen made her runway debut at New York Fashion Week in 1996 and the rest was history

 Liya Kebede rose to fame in 2002 when she appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris. In 2003, she was the first black model to ever be awarded an Estée Lauder contract

The model was discovered while selling fruits in her native home of Russia to help make money for her family

Joining the ranks of Gisele Bündchen and Natalia Vodianova, Werbowy joined the modeling scene in 2003

Ward was 15 when she was scouted at a local mall in Perth, Australia. In 2003, IMG flew her to meet Miuccia Prada at the designer’s request

Rocha got her start in 2004 when she signed with Supreme agency in New York City

Iman started modeling at the age of 12 and has had a lucrative career walking the runways of Burberry, Tom Ford, Gucci, Balenciaga, Max Mara, and more

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