by Jeff Strite

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Supermodels (4 of 4)
Series: Modeling For God
Jeff Strite
Hebrews 11:32 - 12:3

OPEN: On the screen you'll see the pictures of various famous attractive women (Twiggy, Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Lauren Hutton, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum). They're models. But they're more than models… they are "SUPERMODELS".

Over the years, supermodels such as these have become very wealthy women, because of their national and international fame. But what makes a supermodel a supermodel?

ILLUS: According to one source: "The term supermodel refers to a highly-paid fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often has a background in high fashion and commercial modeling. Supermodels usually work for top fashion designers and famous clothing brands. They have multi-million dollar contracts, endorsements and campaigns. They have branded themselves as household names and have worldwide recognition is associated with their modeling careers. And they have been on the covers of various magazines. (taken with some modifications from from

These women are so famous that anytime you've walked into a supermarket, you've undoubtedly seen their faces.

So let's sum that up:
A Supermodel is an attractive woman who wears clothing well.
And this woman is well known enough in the fashion world that her face is on the covers of numerous magazines.

ILLUS: The term supermodel (as we know it today) seems to have been coined by a Model named Janice Dickinson during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Dickinson stated that her agent asked her, "Janice, who do you think you are, Superman?"
She replied, "No... I'm a supermodel, honey, and you will refer to me as a supermodel and you will start a supermodel division."

Now notice what Dickinson was saying:
She was saying "I'm the modeling equivalent of Superman."
She was comparing herself - and many in the modeling trade - to a co ...

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