With the rise of girls with big personalities, and even bigger social media followings, taking to the catwalk, 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 catwalk, “supermodel” is now a term thrown around to describe any model that’s become something of a household name. Whichever side of the debate one stands, we have to admit there are some striking parallels between the models of the ’90s and those today.
During their ’90s heyday, supermodels from Naomi to Kate to Cindy were just as heavily followed as today’s girls—sans Instagram and Snapchat—and the public clung onto their every word. Sometime 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 modelling 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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