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These models are so much more than their famous flames (and in some cases, ex-flames).
When you're related to someone uber-famous, married to or just dating them the sad reality is you're going to make headlines and those headlines, most likely, won't have your name in them. That's why, this Style Week, we want you to get to know five of fashion's incredibly talented leading ladies for the careers they've carved out all themselves.
Let the introductions begin.
Famous Flame: Bradley Cooper
Where You've Probably Seen Her: On the cover of Vogue, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and many others.
What She's Really Known For: Irina's a global beauty ambassador for Avon Cosmetics (along with Reese Witherspoon and Fergie), she's been shot by some of the world's top photographers (Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unwerth, etc.), and she even made her big screen debut in 2014 when she played Megara, the wife of Hercules, in Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Needless to say, she can hold her own just fine.
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Famous Flame: Justin Bieber
Where You've Seen Her: Aside from outings with her famous family, dad Lionel Richie and sister Nicole Richie, she's been on the cover of ES Magazine and Modeliste Magazine.
What She's Really Known For: Sofia's modeling career seems to really be on the up-and-up. At the ripe age of 18-years-old, she's already taken up full spreads in publications like Vogue China, Teen Vogue, Seventeen and Vanity Fair and modeled for tons of online retailers. See! Her star power is just as bright.
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Famous Ex-Flame: Justin Bieber and Niall Horan of One Direction
Where You've Seen Her: On the cover of Vogue Portugal, Glamour Hungary, Allure, Harper's Bazaar, Jalouse Magazine and more.
What She's Really Known For: She made her runway debut in 2010 when she walked exclusively for Prada at Milan Fashion Week (that's a big deal, people) and since she's walked for Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Christopher Kane, Jeremy Scott (as well as so many others) and in 2012 she walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Impressive, no?
Famous Flame: Leonardo DiCaprio
Where You've Seen Her: On TV during the Superbowl in 2013 when she appeared in a racy commercial for Carl's Jr./Hardee's.
What She's Really Known For: She's modeled for Billabong, Victoria's Secret, Bebe and Calzedonia as well as been in fashion spreads for Vogue Mexico, Elle, Cosmopolitan and CR Fashion Book. In 2012, she made her first appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was subsequently named the issue's "Rookie of the Year". In 2014, she appeared on the 50th anniversary cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge. Many more major things are surely coming her way.
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Famous Ex-Flame: Miley Cyrus
Where You've Seen Her: In 2014 Stella walked for the first time in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and in 2015 she became an official VS Angel.
What She's Really Known For: She's starred in major fashion campaigns for designers and retailers Alexander McQueen, H&M, Puma, Urban Outfitters and, obviously, Victoria's Secret. She's walked the runway for Jeremy Scott, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Chanel, Fendi, Balmain and others. She's done editorials for publications like Elle, i-D, Vogue UK and Vogue Japan and on top of all that, this year, she was voted No.1 on Maxim's "Hot 100 List". She's so much more than just an Angel.