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.
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.”
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.