17 Models Who Broke Into Acting

7. Halle Berry

Halle Berry is another former beauty queen who started her career in pageantry and modeling before making the leap to acting. She was the first runner up in the Miss USA Pageant in 1986. After that, she moved to New York City to pursue her dreams of stardom.

She actually spent several nights in a homeless shelter before getting her big break.

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8. Channing Tatum

Most people know about Channing Tatum’s early career as an exotic dancer — it served as the inspiration for his hit film Magic Mike. However, a lot of people don’t realize that after his career as an exotic dancer, he was a model who worked for notable clients such as Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.

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Debby Wong / Shutterstock

9. Josh Duhamel

Josh Duhamel moved to California in 1997, and promptly won a modeling competition run by International Model and Talent Agency. This lucky break jump-started his career, and soon he was appearing in music videos and soap operas.

In 2004, he landed his first movie role, and since then has appeared in blockbusters such as the Transformers series and New Year’s Eve.

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