It is not uncommon for people to pursue their dreams of making music. Some use their current successful career and attempt to achieve the same thing in a musical career. In this list are successful models who many probably did not know tried to make a name in music.
Delevingne is known first as an English model. She was awarded Model of the Year twice at the British Fashion Awards, one in 2012 and another in 2014. The two-time British Fashion awardee left modeling to pursue an acting career. It landed roles in Suicide Squad, Paper Towns, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
The model-turned-actress is also a musician, and she can play two instruments - guitar and drums. She was able to record two albums but had to turn a record deal signing down because she was asked to change her stage name.
Cara Delevingne also did some collaborations with established artists. Along with British soul singer Will Heard, she recorded an acoustic cover of "Sonnentanz" by electronic duo Klangkarussell. The "Suicide Squad" actress worked with rapper-singer Pharrell Williams for the "CC the World" song. The track was featured in "Reincarnation," a short film starring the two celebrities. Last but not least, Delevingne sang "I Feel Everything" for "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," in which she starred alongside Dane DeHaan.
Laura Michelle Hollins, her real name, landed a modeling career when she was "spotted" shopping in London. Her pixie cut and rock and roll fashion sense made her one of the top models in the 2000s. Deyn graced the covers of Vogue magazine as well as walking runways for many luxury fashion brands and prominent fashion designers.
Her music career started when she sang in "Who" by new wave rock band Five O'Clock Heroes. Her signature rockstar model look seemed perfect, mainly because she was featured in the music video of the song. However, things did not go well as her vocal work was poorly received by music critics and fans.
She also performed with indie band Lucky Knitwear, which is now defunct. Her last music contribution was in Rihanna's "We Found Love" track, where she narrates about heartbreaks at the beginning of the song's music video.
Campbell is regarded as one of the most in-demand supermodels in the fashion industry. Aside from that, the English model made many appearances in movies and television. She was also the supermodel coach in "The Face," a model-competition reality show.
However, Naomi Campbell had a brief music career when she launched her one and only studio album babywoman back in 1994. The tracks in the album featured pop, R&B, and trip hop styles.
Unfortunately, it was not well-received by critics and fans. The model's attempt at music even inspired the creation of the Naomi Awards, a ceremony for terrible music. For that reason, the album did not make it into the United States. It was not a total failure, however, because Baby Woman was huge in Japan.