The Supermodels of the 1980s

Yes, the hair was bigger, but that wasn't the only thing that set the cover girls of the '80s apart.

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April 7, 2014 10:08 AM
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Cindy Crawford

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.