Things You May Not Know About Christie Brinkley

She Didn’t See Herself as Model Material

After graduation in 1973, Brinkley (seen here years years later, making faces with Brooke Shields) moved to Paris to study art, with the dream of becoming an illustrator. At 19, she was discovered in a French post office by a photographer, who introduced her to an agent with Elite Model Management. “Modeling was never in my plan,” Brinkley recalled. “Never.”

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