--Mudel , 10 December 2006 (UTC) The current picture is horrifying, I agree.
22.214.171.124 , 18 September 2007 (UTC) A supermodel is a highly-paid elite fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often a background in haute couture and commercial modeling.
Claudia Schiffer stated, "In order to become a supermodel one must be on all the covers all over the world at the same time so that people can recognise the girls." The true supermodels were known on a first-name basis in the fashion industry. The term "supermodel" took hold in the popular culture of the 1980s and 1990s.
However, according to Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women by Michael Gross, the first known use of the term "supermodel" was in the 1940s by an agent named Clyde Matthew Dessner in a "how-to" book he wrote about modeling. Janice Dickinson has frequently laid claim to being the originator of the term. I'm a supermodel, honey, and you will refer to me as a supermodel and you will start a supermodel division." Dickinson also claimed to be the first supermodel, "because I did everything". It may not be that far off.
I'm well aware that Banks is sometimes referred to as a "Supermodel", but that tells us nothing as all the models want to be referred to as "Supermodels" and have their people and trolls in the media constantly pimping that angle.
She says she has never gotten cosmetic surgery (she says this quite often on her talk show.) Skin Crawl , 2 April 2007 (UTC) Can we get an exact date on when she was measured, as well as who or what group measured her?
Also, it would be great to have more measurements from later dates, to document her growth as a model. As they were not cited (mind you, neither is the rest of the trivia) and really badly written. I have no idea as to factual accuracy or otherwise.
In an interview with ET, Janice Dickinson claimed to have coined the term "supermodel" back in 1979, when she was taking every job available. I'm 5'10", skinny, male, and weigh somewhere around 155lbs.
According to her, her agent Monique Pilar of Elite Modeling Agency, asked her, "Janice, who do you think you are? Add a few pounds for each breast and you're already up to 160-165. Add a few morebxjzbsbs pounds for muscle mass since I'm betting that she works out a couple times a week at least which is a couple times more than me and you're right in the neighborhood. BRANDI In my effort to merge the now-deleted list from the article Gay icon to the Gay icons category, I have added this page to the category.