Why Stella Tennant nearly quit the catwalk

Stella Tennant wanted to give up modelling after becoming a mother, but stood by her runway vocation when she couldn’t find anything she’d rather do.

‘I said I wasn’t going to model after having my son,’ she told WSJ. Magazine, reported the Cut. ‘Now I just think, “Fine, I enjoy the people a lot.” And I haven’t found a better part-time job.’

The 41-year-old model has opened shows for Chanel, starred on the covers of numerous international magazines and served as the face of Balenciaga, Burberry, Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo and Louis Vuitton. Oh, and she has four children.

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She also won the 2011 Model of the Year category at the British Fashion Awards, prevailing over Georgia May Jagger, a model half her age, and fellow industry veteran Kristen McMenamy. Clearly, she’s doing something right...

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