Surprising Random Facts About 10 Models

How well do you know your model trivia? Prepare to brush up on some of the more surprising and random facts about some of the world's top models. From unusual tattoos to unique upbringings, here are 10 facts about models that you just probably wouldn't have guessed.

1. Anja Rubik

Polish beauty Anja Rubik used to have a pet rat named Phoebe. When the rat passed away, Anja commemorated her with a tattoo on her wrist. She said getting the tribute ink was "very punk" at the time.

2. Cara Delevingne

Cara actually started her career as a model aged 10 - when she appeared in Vogue Italia. Her photo was in a Philip Treacy feature captured by Bruce Weber. Treacy commented on meeting the young star: "Cara probably doesn’t remember but she was gorgeous then. I think that was the first time she was featured in print."

3. Daria Werbowy

When she's not shooting some of the world's top fashion campaigns, Daria Werbowy lives in relative seclusion in West Cork, Ireland - opting to live away from the fashion industry for most of the year. She frequently travels to remote places such as India and shares images of her photography work via instagram

4. Emma Balfour

Australian model Emma Balfour was a top model during the '90s - before quitting to become a poet. She now lives a quiet lifestyle in her native country and has released her work including a collection of poems simply titled 'Poems'.

5. Hanne Gaby Odiele

Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele was in a car accident in 2006. The model was hit by a car as a pedestrian and broke both of her legs. She had to have multiple surgeries and physical therapy, and is still sometimes seen with a walking stick. 

6. Isabeli Fontana

Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana was briefly engaged to Rohan Marley - Bob Marley's brother - but they called off their engagement. Rohan explained that he had been upset and confused because he still loved Lauryn Hill who he has five children with.

7. Jean Campbell

British model Jean Campbell is frequently mistaken to be Edie Campbell's sister - but isn't. However, she does have a family fashion connection - she is the daughter of former Vogue fashion editor Isabella Cawdor. Her father is the 7th Earl Cawdor and she grew up in Scottish castle.

8. Josephine Skriver

Top Victoria's Secret model Josephine Skriver was conceived via  IVF and raised by a lesbian mother and gay father. She commented on her unique upbringing: "When people look at me and know that I'm an IVF kid, I hope they see a person, a human being, just like anyone else. You get so many, 'She's not made the natural way, she shouldn't even be here,' but I am not a science experiment, I am not synthetic, I am just as real as you are."

9. Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova doesn't have a belly button. The model's navel was removed when she was still a young child. A rep previously confirmed: "She had an operation when she was an infant. It’s a fact and just thank God she's healthy."

10. Amanda Nørgaard

Danish model Amanda Nørgaard had a song written about her by the band The Vaccines. Singer Justin Hayward-Young met the model and became quite infatuated: ”She was beautiful but she kissed my friend. It didn’t affect me as much as the song might suggest it did but I thought it would an interesting experiment to write a song about something that wasn’t beating me up. I’d only ever written about things I was obsessing over, it made a nice change and came pretty easy.”

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