Random Factoid: Kate Moss Was Discovered at JFK Airport
Kate Mossthe face that launched a thousand...campaigns. Who would've guessed that her massive, legendary and far-from-over modeling career began in a regular airport, one which you and I pass through without thinking anything of the history that's gone down there.
Moss was discovered at New York-JFK Airport in 1988 by Storm model scout Sarah Ducas. At the time, Kate was only 14 and was simply returning to Britain after a Bahamas vacation with her family. It was the most chance occurrence, but the waifish Moss signed with three modeling agencies and got her first big break on two covers of Brit mag The Face, followed by the biggest deal, becoming a face of Calvin Klein.
It's kind of not so much a coincidence that Kate Moss' discovery happened in an airport; her father was an airline clerk (also listed in other Moss bios as a travel agent) and many, many supermodels have globetrotting backgrounds, even from their youth. One of our favorite stories is the background of current supermodel Coco Rocha, who spent her formative years sleeping in cockpits of long-haul flights her mother worked, as an Air Canada flight attendant. Those were the innocent days.
[Moss' first magazine cover: coverjunkie]