Before Cindy Crawford became a supermodel, she was on a scholarly track. She was her high school's Valedictorian and studying chemical engineering at Northwestern University before she dropped out to pursue modeling. In 1982, she won Elite Model Management’s "Look of the Year" contest and within months the U.S. had fallen in love with her all-American look. She become one of the original Big Six supermodels, and had the most commercial success of all the girls.
After spending her pre-teen years starring in films such as Pretty Baby (1978) and Blue Lagoon (1980), Brooke Shields made waves in the fashion industry covering the most popular fashion magazines and appearing in Calvin Klein's controversial jean ads. Her bold brows, impeccable bone structure, and long hair were iconic.