The glamorous life as a model is tough. Not only is the industry demanding, competitive, and unpredictable, it’s commission-based. Supermodels like Tyra Banks and Kimora Lee Simmons set the tone, empowering models and women to have more than just a pretty face, but also an entrepreneurial drive. These models show us how to be girl bosses by securing the bag with multiple streams of income. Not only are they strutting the runway and gracing covers, but these models are also creating their own lanes by building brands.

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Leomie Anderson (@leomieanderson): Victoria’s Secret Angel and muse for numerous high fashion platforms, Leomie is also the founder of LAPP the Brand. From athleisure to streetwear, Leomie’s shop has super cute fashions and a star-studded clientele. With a mission to empower women and promote unity through fashion, the LAPP brand store has a progressive edge with messages of social justice and diversity intertwined in the clothing and online LAPP blog. To shop LAPP The Brand, visit

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Tatiana Price (@tatianaelizabeth):

From competing in America’s Next Top Model Cycle 23 to signing with Factor Models, Tatiana Price is now known as the model with the smooth skin. Tatiana created her body care line skinButtr with a goal to simplify, educate, and build confidence while promoting healthy skin. skinButtr has body and skin care products ranging from scrubs to butters that are natural, handmade, and whipped shea based. Tatiana’s products have delicious flavors like Strawberry Coconut and Ginger Lemon that leave your skin glowing and smooth. To shop skinButtr, visit

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Iesha Hodges (@ieshahodgesofficial):

Model for top brands such as Forever 21, MIU, and a Victoria’s Secret newbie, Iesha Hodges is the boss behind IYA by Iesha. IYA (abbreviated for “in your aura”) is an online boutique with unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, that are each collected from a different part of the globe. With a mission to inspire women to exude confidence and individuality, Iesha’s IYA pieces are effortless and captivating. To shop IYA, visit


Detroit-native Kaitlyn Rose is a writer and entrepreneur with a passion for fashion, beauty, business, and faith. She is the founder of Acts of Fashion, a talent management & fashion production company, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.


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