Before They Were Famous: See the Polaroids of Kendall, Kaia, and More Top Models

Adrianna Barrionuevo

Before they ruled the runways and graced the covers of magazines, models like Kendall Jenner and Lily Aldridge were newcomers to the fashion world trying to catch their first big break. Part of being a rookie model is making the rounds and meeting with every bookings editor to score an editorial, and that's just what these young women did.

Teen Vogue dug up some major throwback Polaroids of famous faces we've grown accustomed to seeing in the pages of our favourite glossies—before they were household names. A then–20-something brunette Lily Aldridge, sans her signature highlights, dressed in a hoodie posed for the magazine, and just a few years ago up-and-comer Kaia Gerber posed for the camera at age 13. There's also an adorable photo of an 18-year-old Kendall Jenner, clad with a vintage band tee and her signature long hair. You have to check out the archives on Teen Vogue, but keep scrolling to see our favourite throwback photos.

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