Before They Were Famous: How These New Yorkers Got Their Start

By Nellie Park on Friday, October 18, 2013


[Vera Wang] [Rosario Dawson, Chloe Sevigny]

It seems that Matthew Terry, from the instantly-famous Calvin Klein commercial, was born to be an underwear model. But up until recently, he was a part-time construction worker, an Acme employee, and a personal trainer. It wasn't until his mother secretly submitted his picture to a model search that his career as a male model began. These kind of stories are not as uncommon as you might think. Check out some of these native New Yorkers and how they broke into their industry.