The New Supermodels
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Natalia Vodianova wasn't always so blessed. She grew up in the poor district of a Russian city, selling fruit on the street with her mother to help care for a sister with cerebral palsy. Lucky for her, she was glowingly beautiful, enrolled in a modeling academy at 15 and was swept off to Paris by 17, soon appearing on the cover of Vogue ... and the rest is supermodel history. Oh, she also married a British real estate heir, makes over $5 million a year and is president of the Naked Heart Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to helping Russian children. Take that, poverty!
From Crowd Ignite