Though we're forever coveting models' off-duty style, we don't always take into consideration what they're up to when they're off duty. We imagine they live their lives off the runway, jet-setting between exotic locales and making appearances at exclusive parties. While this all might be true, what's less obvious is that they also make time for other things—like leading more-or-less normal lives and holding down surprising (and really cool) side jobs.
We've rounded up seven lovely ladies who—in addition to working numerous runways, gracing many a magazine cover, and fronting many a campaign—have found success doing something else they love in their own side hustles. You know their faces and probably even know their names, but keep reading to find out what else they've got going on behind the glitz and glam modeling. From an O.G. supermodel to the new generation of fashion girls to know, these models are making time to moonlight in the coolest ways.
See below to discover the surprising side jobs of seven models.
You undoubtedly recognize Frackowiak's face from the numerous campaigns and runways it's graced over her 15-year career, but you may soon be recognizing her jewelry pieces. The Polish model launched her eponymous line last year—a 26-piece fine jewelry collection featuring 18-karat gold in pebbled, flat, and hammered finishes.
In addition to starring in campaigns for Alexander Wang and H&M, this model of the moment founded Gurls Talk at the Instagram handle @gurlstalk to encourage the discussion of feminism and women supporting women. The curated feed features profiles, interviews, and inspiring posts.
The former refugee turned model (and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador) proved her chops as entrepreneur and designer when she launched her own handbag collection, Wek 1933, when she was just 22 years old.
This model teamed up with friend Christabel MacGreevy to create a line of sew-on patches called Itchy Scratchy Patchy, now available on their online store. Next up they're working on a line of clothes in tune with the same aesthetic.
When Frame Denim co-founder Erik Torstensson playfully asked Poly over dinner, "What would you have done if you weren’t going to be a model?" she responded, "Well, I was going to be a singer." Soon after, the model was featured showing off her pipes singing à la Brigitte Bardot in black and white in the brand's fall 2015 campaign.
O.G. supermodel Kate Moss has had one of the longest-running modeling careers, but that hasn't stopped her from finding a new way to keep busy. She launched her own eponymous talent agency last September. "I want to focus on managing people’s careers, not just running an agency," she writes on the agency's site.
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