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18 Celebs You Totally Didn’t Know Got Their Start as Models

Celebs: they’re just like us, right? Well, in some ways, yes. They’re busy with work, they love their families and they hate having their picture taken when they run to the grocery store with no makeup on. But that’s where a lot of the similarities end because there’s no denying that 99.9 percent of celebrities are ridiculously good-looking.

And though they do usually have the extra pro help to get camera-ready, they’re also blessed with some amazing genes. It’s obvious that a lot of high-profile actors relied on more than just their acting chops to break into the biz, because there’s a whole grip of them who started out as fashion models before they moved on to drama. Acting in Hollywood is hard to break into, but being incredibly photogenic really helps.

These 18 celebs used to be models, but they’re definitely not just pretty faces.

Originally published January 2016. Updated August 2017.

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