"At school I got harassed so badly for being too tall, too thin, too pale - too everything that has gotten me where I am now, which is quite ironic." -Karen Elson
by Lara Stone
"My bra size differs a lot. The bra I'm wearing is a 34C but the other day I had to buy an E cup! I don't know what happened..."
" Everyday my mum looks at style.com and fashionspot.com to see my pictures.The first time she saw me naked she sent this whole long big email, that was sooo sweet. She had seen the pictures from Purple by Inez and Vinoodh of me, butt naked, stood in the studio. She was like 'Lara, if you don't want to do this, you can just say no, you can always move back home with us'. She's so sweet."
"Now every time I go to the dentist they always say, 'you really need to fix that gap of yours' I'm like, 'my gap is paying your dentist bills...'"
"I hate catwalk because 1) I'm not very good at it, 2) I'm always scared sh*tless and 3) . . . I suck at it. I cannot walk in heels. At all. I'm always completely terrified I'm going to fall over, which I did three times my first season. I fell over in London, Milan and in Paris. I had a Chanel fitting that afternoon and it was really embarrassing. I was like, 'Sorry Karl [Lagerfeld]', he didn't have a clue what I was talking about!"
"Why would I want older men for their money? I can afford to pay my own rent!"
"it used to be whiskey for a very long time but I kept having blackouts so I switched, but I can't dance and I don't have any sense of rhythm or balance"
"My mother tells me of when I was 10 or 11 and I would wear really tight, short skirts and crop tops. All the local men would wolf whistle and stop and stare, but I didn't realise why at the time."
"Everyone should have enough money to get plastic surgery." - Beverly Johnson, talking about poverty.
"My husband was just OK looking. I was in labor and I said to him, 'What if she's ugly? You're ugly.'" - Beverly Johnson
"I was the world's first supermodel, and Tyra and all the other models owe me at least a Christmas card every year because I broke down the ethnic barrier to begin with." -Janice Dickinson
"I don't get out of bed for less then 10,000 a day" -Linda Evangelista
"Now I get out of bed for a much better reason. I'm part of a team that raises millions of dollars and raises awareness of HIV and Aids all over the world." -Linda Evangelista
"I never diet. I smoke. I drink now and then. I never work out. I work very hard, and I am worth every cent." -Naomi Campbell
"The people with the best style for me are the people that are the poorest. Like, when I go down to Venice beach and I see the homeless, like, I'm like, 'Oh my God, they're pulling out, like, crazy looks and they, like, pulled out of like garbage cans.'" Erin Wasson
"You can't be a model at age 60, but you certainly can be an actress." -Eva Herzigova
"When I model I pretty much go blank. You can't think too much or it doesn't work." -Paulina Porizkova
"I felt that was huge prejudice. That was a black girl at the time, Beverly Johnson, and they made her feel like she was in competition with me." -Iman on racism
"You know they're like Superheros." -Tyson Beckford on the supermodel era
"I have done it. I have everything I want. I have made enough money to secure my family and that is all I care about." -Natalia Vodianova
"All my doctors said I should become a model." -Niki Taylor (this one is the best one!! hahah)
"It's harder than you think it is ... It's a lot of long hours, a lot of traveling and a lot of being away from your friends and family." Heather Marks
"I never really cared about what I looked like." -Gemma Ward
"It was God who made me so beautiful. If I weren't, then I'd be a teacher. -Linda Evangelista
"I got tired of feeling like Dracula. I wanted to see some daylight, and not just at six o'clock in the morning." -Kate Moss
"Mick Jagger and I just really liked each other a lot. We talked all night. We had the same views on nuclear disarmament." — Jerry Hall
"Richard doesn't really like me to kill bugs, but sometimes I can't help it." — Cindy Crawford
"I just found out that I'm one inch taller than I thought." — Christie Brinkley
"It's very important to have the right clothing to exercise in. If you throw on an old T-shirt or sweats, it's not inspiring for your workout." — Cheryl Tiegs
"The worst was when my skirt fell down to my ankles — but I had on thick tights underneath." — Naomi Campbell
"Now every model wants to be an actress"-Christy Turlington
"I've looked in the mirror every day for 20 years. It's the same face."
“The difference between the girls today and models of the past is that we are not only interested in fashion: we are going in so many different directions at once. We work harder -- at night and on weekends. [On the modeling profession].”
"When I was little, I hated having my photo taken. If I was asked to smile on demand I just wanted to disappear."
"It's something I decided from the very beginning I would never do - nudity."
“I actually don't meet very many men because they are, I guess, afraid to approach me or think that I'm from another planet.”
"I think, If my butt's not too big for them to be photographing it, then it shouldn't be too big for me." — Christy Turlington
"I can do anything you want me to do so long as I don't have to speak." -Linda Evangelista
"I'd rather go naked than wear fur." -Christy Turlington
"You are by yourself for the best years of your life. You sleep in airports. If it doesn't kill you it makes you strong."-Helena Christensen
"I would rather exercise than read a newspaper." -Kim Alexis
"I would compete in unicorn back riding! Why? Because we are from the same fairytale." -Sasha Pivovarova
"I hate to say this... I think I grew up." Irina Lazareanu
"I tried on 250 bathing suits in one afternoon and ended up having little scabs up and down my thighs, probably from some of those with sequins all over them." — Cindy Crawford
"You can usually tell when I'm happy by the fact that I've gained weight." — Christy Turlington
"I wish the word supermodel would just fall off the face of the earth. Anyone can be a supermodel now." -Amber Valletta
"We don't vogue. We are vogue"-Linda Evangelista(1990) on the Trinity (her,Naomi & Christy)
"The main reason we do fashion shows, is so we can see each other"-Naomi Campbell (1990) on her & her Super friends.
"It's harder than you think it is ... It's a lot of long hours, a lot of traveling and a lot of being away from your friends and family."- Heather Marks on modeling
"I never really cared about what I looked like." -Gemma Ward on her looks
"It's kind of like acting. Today you're a romantic woman; you think about "Romeo and Juliet." Another day, you're a little devil." -Izabel Goulart on modeling
"With modeling, you are judged on your looks. It's easy to take that personally, but you have to realise that it's only your appearance that's being judged, not you as a whole. If you didn't, you'd be destroyed." -Jessica Stam on modeling
"Honestly, I wish I could've lived in their time. They had so much fun." -Liya Kebede on the supermodel era
"I haven't seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre. I haven't seen anything. I don't really care." - Tyra Banks
"I don't know what to do with my arms. It just makes me feel weird and I feel like people are looking at me and that makes me nervous." -Tyra Banks
"Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies. Black men love big butts." -Tyra Banks
"I'm still too fat for Dior."-Mat Gordon
"I love the confidence that makeup gives me." -Tyra Banks
"I wish my butt did not go sideways, but I guess I have to face that." - Christie Brinkley
"Once a Supermodel, always a Supermodel." -Beverly Johnson
"Modeling is about illusion. It's a fantasy world where models play various roles. By featuring extreme looks, magazines show women how to have fun with makeup and clothes, and to inspire them to experiment - just like we did when we were little girls." -Cindy Crawford
"I am not yet comfortable with the media. I'm afraid of the unknown. I'm shy and am trying to overcome my fears." -Veronica Varekova
"I remember the moment when I looked at a newsstand and stared at myself on a cover for the first time. Weird!" -Frederique van der Wal
"They are about taking something that's going on in here [the heart] and projecting it out. In fashion, the clothes are like the script." -Shalom Harlow
"But some people don't appreciate my bossiness."-Cindy Crawford
"Before, being a model, it was just a job, and I was making fun of it. But today, I take my career more seriously. The fact that a reader may buy an Armani item because she'd seen it on me in a magazine is very important to me. So much so that I intend to launch my own label." -Milla Jovovich