It should come as no surprise that before Yolanda Hadid was on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she knew how to work it in front of the camera. In her pre-RHOBH life Yolanda was, of course, an in-demand model in the '80s and '90s who could wear a barely-there bathing suit like no other. During her career, she graced the pages of fashion magazines including Vogue and Grazia, and in the process became an icon to a new generation of supermodels including Chrissy Teigen.
In addition to her own successful modeling career, Yolanda managed to spawn not one, but two models: Gigi and Bella. And she revealed last year how she's managed to raise two grounded model daughters. "They were not allowed to work until they were 17, until you knew who they are," she told Allure in 2014. "I was 16 when I got started, but I needed to work. It is a different situation for them. I took each of them on their 17th birthday and found them an agency that was right for them. It ended up being the same agent for both, IMG. And I told them to work hard."
To pay homage to Yolanda's own hardworking modeling days, on this Thursday we're throwing back to some of her vintage modeling shots. Check 'em out below.
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