16 Models Who Became World-Famous Celebrities

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Models are everywhere, and it can be a tough go. There are constantly new runway shows, ad campaigns, and magazine issues, but only a select few models break through and really make it big. For these top models, the sky is the limit. From major endorsement deals to TV shows, best-selling books, and more, the ladies on this list use their influence to become true icons. Their careers are perfect examples of how to seize opportunities and think creatively to achieve the most possible success.

All of these world-famous models go about their image and career in different ways. Some love using Twitter and Instagram to connect with their fans, while others aren't afraid to share TMI personal deets that some people might be embarrassed by. In this age of social media, it's all about personality — and these top models have really figured it all out.