Vintage Model Polaroids: See The First Photos of Cara Delevingne, Kate Upton, More

Meghan Blalock
Vintage Model Polaroids: See The First Photos of Cara Delevingne, Kate Upton, More
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When we see models like Kate Upton on the cover of Vogue (again and again), or hear that Miranda Kerr rakes in multiple millions of dollars a year, it’s easy to forget that—once upon a time—they were just normal girls (who happened to be blessed with some killer genes.)

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To refresh our memory, we got a glimpse of the first-ever polaroids of Upton, Kerr, and many more, courtesy of Modeliniaour go-to site for everything model related.

There are several heavy hitters in this entertaining set of photos, including a young and spry Cara Delevingne (did you know she’s only 5’8.5″?)

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Click through the gallery to see a few of our favorite contemporary models before they were famous, and then head over to Modelinia to see many, many more!

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Cara Delevingne, before she was Cara Delevingne.

Joan Smalls, gorgeous as ever with little to no makeup on her face.

Karlie Kloss looks so young and fresh-faced here!

This might be our favorite photo of Kate Upton ever.

Miranda Kerr, before she was the second highest-paid model in the entire world.

Whoa, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks completely different here.

Where was this Hilary Rhoda during the punk-themed Met Ball?

Liu Wen, before she landed at number 5 on Forbes' list of the highest-paid models in the world.

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