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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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