20 Childhood Photos Of Supermodels That Prove They Were Once As Awkward-Looking As The Rest Of Us

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We all imagine that supermodels are born with their jaw-dropping looks, but in reality this is rarely the case. In fact – like most mere mortals – models have lived through some embarrassingly awkward moments in their youth. Don’t believe us? Well, these 20 childhood photos show our favorite catwalk stars in completely different lights.

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Image: via Vogue / Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret

20. Lily Aldridge

Despite being arguably one of the modeling world’s most glamorous women, Lily Aldridge has confessed to being a bit of a tomboy as a child. In fact, it was only when there was a boy she wanted to impress that the American star attempted to wear “girlier” attire. And the result? Bright green pants and a matching T-shirt. “It was not good at all,” Aldridge told Vogue in 2014. “But it is an outfit I will never forget because I loved it so much.”

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19. Elle Macpherson

No, this isn’t a photo of your typical AV club enthusiast – it’s actually an 11-year-old Elle Macpherson. Indeed, before she gained international exposure through her Sports Illustrated appearances, the Australian beauty was actually quite a geeky character. And the future star’s bowl-cut hair is proof of how far from fashion she was at the time.

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