Cheryl Tiegs Was the First Ever ‘Supermodel;’ See the Photos You Forgot About

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Cheryl Tiegs

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For the younger generation, the name Cheryl Tiegs might not mean much, but for older folks out there the name will most certainly ring all sorts of bells. Tiegs is considered to be the first “supermodel” to find international fame. At 17, after appearing in a swimsuit ad for Cole bathing suit manufacturer in Seventeen magazine, Tiegs caught the attention of the editorial staff at Glamour. The editors swooped in immediately and booked Tiegs for a photo shoot in Saint Thomas with fellow model Ali MacGraw. Within the year, Tiegs had her first fashion magazine cover and never looked back.

Take a look back at Tiegs’ iconic modeling, including forgotten moments and rarely seen photos from the first supermodel’s illustrious career.

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