Which Colleges Did These Top Models Attend?
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By Natasha Burton
Though models are sometimes stereotyped as gorgeous women with very little between the ears, many strutted to college classes before walking the runway. (And some went back to school after their careers kicked off.) In honor of back-to-school season, here are 14 famously beautiful women who've also got killer smarts.
Tyra Banks2 of 15
Banks completed a management program at an Ivy League school—and even gave one season of America's Next Top Model a college theme as homage to her continued education.
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Christy Turlington3 of 15
Talk about beauty and brains: This supermodel went back to school to get her B.A. and her master's at two fine New York City institutions.
Rebecca Romijn4 of 15
Before this model and actress began her career, she embarked on a musical major at a California university famous for its avant-garde school mascot.
Search: See her with her actor hubby
Brooke Shields5 of 15
After gracing the cover of the world's top fashion magazines, this model took a break from her career to attend an Ivy League school, where she completed a degree in French literature. Merveilleux!
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Lily Cole6 of 15
Shattering the ditzy model stereotype, this model graduated at the top of her class from an elite Cambridge school.
Cindy Crawford7 of 15
This model might have been wearing a lab coat instead of couture had she completed her math-and-science-based major at a top Illinois university.
Iman8 of 15
Don't be surprised if this woman runs for office someday—she could decide to go back to the career path she began at a Kenyan college.
Search: What did she study?
Sasha Pivovarova9 of 15
Those who know what this model studied in college weren't surprised to learn that she is reportedly collaborating with Miuccia Prada to put out a book of her own artwork.
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Vanessa Williams10 of 15
To pursue a career in modeling, this actress ended her college career in her sophomore year. But 25 years later, the institution awarded Williams an honorary degree for her achievements in print and TV.
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Aishwarya Rai11 of 15
This former model was discovered while in college in India: Photos snapped by her English professor ended up launching her career.
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Joy Bryant12 of 15
Even though she'd earned a full academic scholarship to an Ivy League school, this student gave up her education to become a Victoria's Secret model.
Carla Bruni13 of 15
Before she was a face for Guess jeans and became one of the highest paid models of the '90s worldwide, Bruni studied at a prestigious French school.
Lauren Hutton14 of 15
Hutton worked at a bar and attended a New Orleans university before she was discovered and transformed from poor college student into an international icon.
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Cameron Russell15 of 15
This American model, who recently gave a memorable TED Talk about modeling and beauty, is as well-studied as she is eloquent. She graduated from an Ivy League school with a double major in economics and political science.