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18-02-2011
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Models who weren't "discovered"
Meaning they decided they wanted to become a fashion model without being scouted first, and then they pursued it and "made it in".

Sources would be great, especially interviews. I'll go first:

Gwen Lu: http://my.asiancemagazine.com/news/2...o-know-gwen-lu
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How were you discovered?
I walked in to the one and only model agency that once existed in Penang.

Colette Pechekhonova: http://jacquetta_wheeler.tripod.com/..._new_waifs.htm
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Colette's "discovery" came through the most modern of means: the Internet. She sent photos of herself via e-mail to the Nathalie agency in Paris.

Tao Okamoto: http://www.adversus.asia/fashion/mod...oto-interview/
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How did you start modeling?
I sent my pictures to my first agency in Tokyo.

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I don't have a source but it is commonl knowledge that Doutzen Kroes sent her own vacation pictures to an agency.

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I think Lindsey Wixson also sent pictures to an agency.

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Monika Jagaciak wasn't discovered either, right? I remember reading something about her going into a model search in a mall at Poland.

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This is from post #15 on the first page of Danica Magpantay's thread:

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Early this year I decided I wanted to try to get into modeling. I've always wanted to model.
She enrolled in a modeling school. But apparently her mother was already a successful model in their country...

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Is it wrong that when I read the title, all I could think of was Jade Cole, the undiscovered supermodel?

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I know Maryna wasn't discovered wither she walked into an agency

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if getting into a model school means "non-discovered", then Emma Pei, Kiki Kang and Du Juan are on the list.

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Doutzen wasn't "discovered" either.

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well abbey wasn't "discovered" too, she did Girlfriend CoverGirl model search in Australia.

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and jessica stam wasn't "discovered" to..... well was she?

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and Ginta Lapina, she won a model search in Latvia.
Lu Wen, Sigrid Agren, Constance Jablonski were the winners of model search too.

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Chanel Iman went straight to an agency too, she wasn't discovered.

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I thought Abbey was scouted while on a beach with her grandmother? Or something like that... That's the story I seem to recall hearing from her in videos.

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Anna Maria Jagodzinska
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At the age of 14 I sent some of the pictures my mom took of me to a Polish agency.
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