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Strike A Pose: 5 Actors That Started Their Careers In Modeling

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Being a model isn’t as glamorous as it seems. The competition is stiff, which means you’ll need thick skin. Some of your favorite stars took jobs as models in advertisements or on the runway. It’s safe to say these five people know how to work the camera.

Sharon Stone

After competing for Miss Pennsylvania, Sharon Stone abandoned college and pursued a modeling career. While posing for Vogue and Elle, she realized this wasn’t the path for her. The Emmy Award-winning actress ditched modeling to be more creative through acting. Nearly 40 years later, she’s become one of the most prolific actresses ever.

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Djimon Hounsou

A run-in with a photographer helped launch Djimon Hounsou’s modeling career. Through modeling, the Oscar-nominated actor landed appearances in music videos for acts such as Janet Jackson and Madonna. “I got into modeling accidentally because I was looking for ways to get into acting,” he told Cloture Club.

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James Marsden

James Marsden originally went to school to study broadcast journalism. After a while, he decided to go with his heart and go after an acting career. Before landing the role of Cyclops in the X-Men films, he modeled for Versace. His oldest son Jack is following in his modeling footsteps with work alongside Dolce & Gabbana.

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January Jones

At the age of 18, January Jones moved to New York City to try out a career in modeling. During this time, she shifted her interests into acting after landing some commercial gigs. “I wasn’t really inspired by the modeling world, but the commercials became really fun,” Jones told Vanity Fair.

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Amanda Seyfried

Sweet Valley High fans from the ’90s probably saw Amanda Seyfried’s face on a few books. At 11 years old, the star already had her mind set on being a full-time model. “It seemed so glamorous: clothes, make-up,” she told The Telegraph. She managed to catch the acting bug after some time on All My Children.

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Kathleen Kennedy To Be Lucasfilm President Until 2021

The recent Star Wars films have seen a split amongst longtime fans. Despite the online talk, the films have earned over $2 billion at the box office combined. Fortunately, one of the main people behind it all will be sticking around a little bit longer. Three More Years Kathleen Kennedy has extended her contract as president of Lucasfilm for another three years....

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Brian May Has A Extremely Adorable Obsession With Hedgehogs

Celebrities get away with a lot more weirdness that we do in daily life. Some make some questionable decisions, while others have strange addictions that most of us just don't understand. Brian May, guitarist of Queen, however, has an obsession with a cute little animal we all love: the hedgehog. Here's what we know about his larger than life love for...

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Celebs Who Didn’t Get Their Big Break Until After 30

Many of the stars we know and love today had very different game plans for their career. We may feel like they've been around for ages, but these stars didn't catch their big break until they were already in, or past, their 30s. Some of the stars on this list will definitely surprise you! Alan Rickman Fans worldwide will forever...

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