9 Actresses Who Were Models Before They Became Disney Channel Stars

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Everyone has to get their start somewhere. Some celebrities like Justin Bieber and 5 Seconds of Summer got their big break by posting videos on YouTube. Others got enrolled in acting, modeling, and music classes really young, which ultimately caused them to land the gig that made them famous. And you can’t forget about the stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Nick Jonas who were lucky enough get their start after a stranger discovered them in public.

Disney Channel stars like Zendaya and Bella Thorne got their carees started at a young age and stuck with it until they became the A-list celebs that they are today. But neither of them began as actresses! Before the teens were winning people’s hearts on movie and television screens, they got their first taste of fame thanks to a different career — modeling. Check out the gallery below to hear their story of being discovered, as well as see which other Disney Channel ladies started off doing what Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner do best.