Supermodels are a part of our society at this point, plain and simple. The world wouldn’t be the same without them, and it’s very important for us to see them, especially as women. They stand as symbols of female power in a male dominated world, and we see them everywhere, but who are they really? Why are they so important? Where do they come from? We know the names of many past supermodels, but what about today’s? What are their names? Who are they? How were they discovered? These are the tough questions and we have some of the answers.
Birthdate: August 12, 1992
Cara Delevigne is a London-born model, first appearing in Vogue Italia when she was just ten years old. She signed to Storm Model Management in 2009 and went on to become one of the most influential models of our time. She’s currently a brand ambassador for TAG Heuer, and she managed to take the title of Model of the year at the British Fashion Awards in both 2012 and 2014. Today you can see her in Suicide Squad, one of the most popular movies of the year.
Leona “Binx” Walton
Birthdate: April 12, 1996
Discovered at the age of 13, Walton made her first appearance at the Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2013 show. She’s been featured across several brands including Coach, Tom Ford, DKNY, Balmain, and more .¨ with many believing her first major appearance was in Celine’s Spring/Summer campain in 2014.
Birthdate: November 30, 1985
In 2010, Chrissy Teigen appeared in a Sports Illustrated magazine and was named Rookie of the Year. Since then she’s been deep in the modeling scene, and even appeared on the cover of the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated. She has managed to maintain a massive social media presence, and has even built a reputation as a foodie. In fact, she recently started her own cooking site, Delushious.
Birthdate: November 30, 1985
She was discovered at the age of 15 in her native South Africa at the Durban Flea Market .¨ an unusual place, and definitely a different location for a discovery. Since 2010 Candice has worked as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and wore the Royal Fantasy Bra for the 2013 Fashion Show .¨ yes the $10 million bra. She also made #1 on Maxim’s Hot 100 List in 2014, a real achievement if we do say so ourselves.
Birthdate: November 3, 1995
She really needs no introduction, though she used to go pretty unnoticed within the Kardashian-Jenner family. Today she has a pretty nice fan following and began her modeling career at the age of 14. In the last year she’s exploded in popularity having made quite a few runway appearances for Donna Karan, Alexander Wang, and even Marc Jacobs. In the end, her name might have helped her to get her foot in the door, but she’s stayed there by her own merit.
There are many other supermodels out there, but we’ve covered a few of the basics .¨ you can follow your heroes on Twitter or even their personal Facebook pages; you might even be able to interact with them.