Models who weren't "discovered"

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  1. Stellar Tenement

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    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/2010/06/18/get-to-know-gwen-lu

    Colette Pechekhonova: http://jacquetta_wheeler.tripod.com/articles/fashiontelegraph_new_waifs.htm

    Tao Okamoto: http://www.adversus.asia/fashion/models/tao-okamoto-interview/
     
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    mikel Well-Known Member

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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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    m0del New Member

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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.
     
  5. Stellar Tenement

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

    She enrolled in a modeling school. But apparently her mother was already a successful model in their country...
     
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    StoneSkipper Well-Known Member

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    Is it wrong that when I read the title, all I could think of was Jade Cole, the undiscovered supermodel? :lol:
     
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    TREVOFASHIONISTO Well-Known Member

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    I know Maryna wasn't discovered wither she walked into an agency
     
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    Pricciao Well-Known Member

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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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    Legolas Well-Known Member

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    Doutzen wasn't "discovered" either.
     
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    apriliciate New Member

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

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    and jessica stam wasn't "discovered" to..... well was she?
     
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    Pricciao Well-Known Member

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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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    nightclubbing Active Member

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

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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
    source: Post #137
     
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    Sessilee Lopez
    modelinia.com
     
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    Joan Smalls
    askmen.com
     
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    Gabriel29 Well-Known Member

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    Jessica Stam was indeed discovered. She's mentioned the story countless times that she was discovered by an agent in a coffee shop in Canada.

    On a side note, most of the Brazilian models WERE discovered.
     
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    Bamhutt Active Member

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    Great thread idea :flower:

    I remember reading somewhere that a lot of agencies/models create interesting storys about how a girl was discovered rather than actually telling the truth about how she just sent some pics in, it's a lot more exciting when you hear a "cinderella story" about a normal girl who was just eating in Mc Donald's or sleeping on train or working at a fruit stall etc.

    But it's also great to hear about models who actually wanted to get into modelling and decided to send some pics or enter a search, if they have the passion and determination from the beginning they'll probably do better.
     
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    Constance Jablonski
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