Kate Moss has to be one of the most known supermodels in the world, but when she was starting out in the ’90s, she was apparently made fun of by the more popular, more famous, cooler models. She was the Cady Heron to Naomi Campbell‘s Regina George. Or maybe Linda Evangelista was the Regina.
Lauren Hutton, a model legend in her own right, was very protective of Miss Moss. As she tells Net-A-Porter, via Huffington Post:
Kate, whom I knew when she was 14, was always being made fun of by the other models. They were jealous, but I was the tiger queen, so I could crack the whip over them. When we did the Millennium Vogue cover with all the other models, Annie Leibovitz put me right in the middle of them, and when I heard the catty remarks at Kate, I used my mouth like a bull whip.
At the time of the “Millenium Vogue” cover, Kate Moss was only 25 and was featured quite prominently, while some of the veteran supermodels were on the fold-in. For example, if you look on the right, you can see wisps of Naomi Campbell’s hair. LOL. Bet she was so pissed.
Though she rose to stardom, got huge campaigns, and became very sought after, it wasn’t all so glamorous. In an interview Vanity Fair she recalls one of her more unsettling modeling moments.
I see a 16-year-old now, and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird. But they were like, If you don’t do it, then we’re not going to book you again. So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it. I never felt very comfortable about it. There’s a lot of boobs. I hated my boobs! Because I was flat-chested. And I had a big mole on one. That picture of me running down the beach–I’ll never forget doing that, because I made the hairdresser, who was the only man on the shoot, turn his back.
Now Kate Moss is doing supercool things like kissing Sharon Stone for money. See? Everything worked out in the end!