What exactly does it take to become famous? Is it enough just to be rich? Is it about being born into the right family? Or is it the result of years of hard work, trying, failing, and trying again without ever giving up your dream of one day standing in the spotlight? Probably all three are true, but there is another way to become instantly famous: luck.
Some people wait their whole lives for the opportunity to shine in front of the world, but they never get it. There are others, however, who seem to be born under a lucky star. They don’t even have to pursue fame: fame pursues them. Some of these fortunate people are featured on one of The Richest‘s YouTube videos.
There are many super successful supermodels today that fell into the modeling world by accident. For example, did you know that legendary model Cindy Crawford first became famous when a newspaper photographer took a photo of her pollinating corn on a farm in her small town in Illinois? At least that’s one story about her modeling origins. According to another, the photo was taken when she was sitting by a pool and it became so popular that everyone encouraged her to go to Chicago and take up modeling. She did, and the rest is history.
Another way to become insta-famous is to marry someone famous. That’s exactly what Behati Prinsloo did! She was a successful Victoria’s Secret model before meeting Adam Levine, but after marrying the super hot Maroon 5 frontman, her levels of fame skyrocketed!
And what about Jeremy Meeks? The star of the ‘Ridiculously Photogenic Thug’ meme became an internet sensation after his mugshot was released to the public in 2014. He was so good-looking that people were more than willing to forgive that he was a convicted criminal and they started raising money to pay his legal defense. After doing his time in jail there was a modeling contract waiting for him.
And then there’s Gisele Bündchen. She is one of the highest paid models in the world, but if there is one thing that you can learn from her is that you need to make sure you look really attractive while eating hamburgers. You never know where those sneaky model scouts are lurking!
Check out the rest of the models who became famous by accident right here…