What 17 of the Highest-Paid Top Models Looked Like at the Start of Their Career

As the famous proverb says: “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” The same can be said about building a career, whether you’re an engineer, a surgeon or a model. In the latter, for example, in order to achieve success, you should take the first step on the career ladder ideally no later than at 16 years of age. Just look at the young beauties that eventually became today’s most famous top models.

Kendall Jenner in 2012 and 2022

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Irina Shayk in 2011 and 2023

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Gigi Hadid in 2014 and 2022

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Bella Hadid in 2015 and 2022

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Joan Smalls in 2011 and 2022

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Naomi Campbell in 1991 and 2023

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Candice Swanepoel in 2010 and 2022

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Kaia Gerber in 2018 and 2022

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Stella Maxwell in 2015 and 2022

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Winnie Harlow in 2014 and 2022

Alessandra Ambrosio in 2005 and 2022

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Cindy Crawford in 1990 and 2022

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Kate Moss in 1993 and 2022

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Karlie Kloss in 2011 and 2022

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Lais Ribeiro in 2010 and 2022

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Sara Sampaio in 2014 and 2022

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Natalia Vodianova in 2001 and 2022

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