I'm finding Bambi a true inspiration at the moment. I mean she will have also had rejections from clients but I think that she's doing pretty well in building her way up, she keeps getting bigger and bigger, like at first a publication in RUSSH magazine was nothing compared to a H and M campaign and so on.
I'm not sure but I think Maggie Rizer was rejected when she first tried to latch on to an agency in NYC. Allegedly, another agent at Ford rejected her also until Louie C. saw her pic in the waste basket and decided he wanted to rep her. But that could be a fairy tale.