Chanel Iman is fashion's It Girl (good thing she ended up with the bone structure to go with that name). But in between walking runways for Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs and Dolce & Gabbana and shooting spreads for Vogue, you might find 16-year-old Chanel hunting for bargains at Forever 21 or chowing down at Roscoe's with her L.A. pals. Believe it or not, this top model acts her age when she's not on the fashion clock. Oh, and she's already been working steadily for three years.
In fact, a large percentage of the world's top models started their careers well before they could vote or even drive. It's sometimes hard to tell, though, when we see them all made up and decked out in couture. So what does Chanel think about the debate over runway models being too skinny? "I eat everything," she says. "People don't realize that we're so young. These models are coming in when they're like 13 or 14 years old. We're wearing women's clothes, but we're actually not developed yet." [LA Times]
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