How many top supermodels do you know from the Cayman Islands (part of the Caribbean islands)? Well, there is only one we were able to find, and her name is Selita Ebanks. She is a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and she held that title from 2005 until 2009.
In 2004, Selita opened her own talent school, and she has been running it ever since. Ebanks is living proof that you don’t have to live in a big city to make it big, and even if you are born on an island that no one has heard of, the sky is the limit.
There are not many world-famous Czech models out there, but the few that made it are absolutely stunning, and Petra Nemcova is one of them. She was discovered in her hometown of Prague, and shortly after, she signed up with an agent in Milan. From the Czech Republic to northern Italy, now that's the kind of journey we'd like to go on.
From 2003 until 2008, she appeared in the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated. She has also led huge campaigns with Elle Magazine, Marie Claire, and others. In 2004 she established Happy Hearts Fund, a charity organization that operates until this very day.
Ana Beatriz Barros
At the tender age of 13, Ana Beatriz Barros embarked on her modeling journey in her native Brazil, capturing the attention of an Elite Model agent. From that pivotal moment, her path to success was set in motion. In 1998, Barros participated in the prestigious Elite Model Look competition, achieving an impressive second place.
Since then, she has become a prominent figure in the fashion world, gracing the catwalks and campaigns of renowned brands like Gucci and Versace. Despite her illustrious career, Barros gracefully balances her professional life with motherhood, cherishing the role of raising her two beautiful children while continuing to inspire and amaze through her modeling endeavors.
In the realm of supermodels, Joan Smalls stood tall in 2013, securing the eighth spot among the highest-paid in the industry. Since 2011, she has been the iconic face of Estée Lauder, making history as the first Latina beauty to represent the brand. With an astounding annual income exceeding $2.5 million, Smalls continues to soar to new heights.
Her impact extends far beyond the glitz and glamour, as she has become a beacon of inspiration for black and Latina girls worldwide. Through her confidence and unwavering presence, Smalls has earned the admiration of many, cementing her status as a true role model for aspiring models and beyond.
Rosie Huntington-Whitely has been modeling for about two decades. During her illustrious career, she has accomplished what others don't do in a lifetime. During her school days, she used to work behind the scenes for a London-based modeling agency. That was her first step toward her dream.
At 16, she had her first modeling gig with no other than Levi's. It was not long before Victoria's Secret came knocking on her door. But her success hasn't ended with her endeavors on the catwalk. She invested her days in acting, too, and is known for her role in the movie "Mad Max: Fury Road."