With the rise of girls with big personalities and even bigger social media followings taking to the runway, there's been much debate over whether recent years have been seeing the return of the supermodel. A title once reserved for the queens of the '90s fashion show, supermodel is now a term thrown around to describe any model who's become something of a household name. No matter which side of the debate one stands on, we have to admit there are some striking parallels between the models of the '90s and those today.
During their heyday, supermodels from Naomi Campbell to Kate Moss to Cindy Crawford were just as heavily followed as today's girls—sans Instagram and Snapchat—and the public clung to their every word. Sometimes what they said was downright outrageous but also a reflection of the times, as when Linda Evangelista famously uttered, "We have this saying, Christy and I. We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day." To take a look back at the parallels between the modeling world of yesteryear and its current social media–driven state, we've rounded up some of the best quotes from '90s supermodels that could have been said today.
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"It's a sin to be tired."
"I don't think I was born beautiful. I just think I was born me."
"When people ask how have I kept on top, I have to say with the help of every photographer, makeup artist, and hairdresser I've ever worked with."
"Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford."
"It's a new challenge to see how people can change your look. I like words like transformation, reinvention, and chameleon. Because one word I don't like is predictable."
"I have to hit the gym. I have beauty appointments. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete."
"Going to the gym wouldn't be on my list of favorite things to do."
"I was born with high heels on, and I've worn them ever since."
"I make a lot of money, and I'm worth every cent."
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