5. JEREMY MEEKS
Okay so he didn't start out as a celeb, but instead as a felon, but Jeremy Meeks has gone from being #FelonBae and Hot Convict to #ModelBae. He first made headlines when his mugshot went viral all over the Internet back in 2013. I have to admit, he is definitely a looker and fans swooning over his mugshot despite his criminal past weren’t the only ones who took notice in a good way. Now he has served his time and is officially a model. In fact, he walked in his first New York Fashion Week show back in February with a very well-known designer, Phillip Plein. I think it’s safe to say many girls went from crushing on Meeks to trying to figure out how he passed them up in the modeling department. Still, his career has already been put on halt after he was not allowed in London. He was going to the United Kingdom for a photoshoot, but it doesn’t look like that will be happening anytime soon. Still, he certainly has received his shine here in the states.
4. DEMI LOVATO
Demi Lovato took her talents to a different type of camera after being a successful singer and judge on the hit series X-Factor. News about Lovato's deal with the very prestigious modeling agency Wilhelmina broke in October 2015. She had already started making a name for herself in the beauty and fashion industry with deals with Sketchers, beauty brands, and even her own skin care line. Wilhelmina said in a statement that it hoped to help advance Lovato even more. It said in a statement that it “will aim to continue raising Demi’s already sophisticated profile by securing modeling and endorsement deals in the fashion and beauty arenas, as well as seeking out editorial opportunities.” It's safe to say Lovato's feelings were mutual as she released her own statement. “I’m thrilled to sign my first major modeling contract with Wilhelmina. I’m very excited to see where our work together will go creatively as I enter the next phase of my career and continue to develop as an artist.” Since then, Lovato has posed nude for Vanity Fair and continued to advance her image into a much more mature one.
3. NICK JONAS
Nick Jonas is another hot celebrity that Wilhelmina has taken notice of. But let's be real, tons of people took notice of the youngest Jonas brother all grown up when he started releasing his own music. He had already proven he had the "it" factor when he put all types of thirst traps on social media sites like Instagram. But Wilhelmina added some type of professionalism and validation to his look. His contract with Wilhelmina wasn't made as public as it was with Nicki's or Demi's, but he's definitely legit considering he's listed on the modeling agency's website. It tells all types of details about him like his height (5'8"), 30" waist, 38" suit size, and size 9 shoe. In case anyone is wondering, his hair is brown and his eyes are dark brown. I know I’m not the only one who’s ready to see him work the catwalk during New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.
2. AMANDA BYNES
Amanda Bynes’ childhood stardom also kicked off long before we knew who she was. We might have been introduced to Bynes on Nickelodeon’s hit variety show All That back in the nineties, but she was no stranger to cameras back then. She starred in the Buncha Crunch candies commercial at the tender age of seven. Bynes has let go of her modeling days (or maybe they’ve let go of her) so she has no problem coming for current models like Chrissy Teigen. Remember when she told her, “You’re an old, ugly model” on social media? She in turn told the woman who is now John Legend’s wife, “I’m a younger, prettier model.” Aside from the childhood commercial and starring in other shows like The Amanda Show, Figure It Out, and What I Like About You, Bynes really hasn’t seemed to find the time to get back in front of the modeling camera. Maybe that will be her next comeback?
Ciara is one the latest celebrities to join the modeling world. For this beauty, her modeling contract only makes sense. Not only is she extremely beautiful but she's taller than the average woman too. It was IMG who gave Ciara her modeling contract after she showed off many facets of her own beauty on social media and in fashion shows. The company was genius to scoop her up before any others did. I wouldn't be surprised if other agencies are kicking themselves for not signing her first. As for the details of her contract, she signed with IMG back in May of 2016 after already being connected with its sister company, WME, for her music. Her first major deal under IMG came the following October, for Revlon as the Global Brand Ambassador. She announced her pregnancy shortly after so it's safe to say she'll be doing more after her newborn arrives.