Started From The Runway Now They’re Here: 9 Celebrities Who Got Their Start As Models

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Boris Kodjoe

The very fine (but very married) Boris Kodjoe was once a major tennis ace, getting a tennis scholarship to go to college and eventually making history for doubles wins and single wins while at Virginia Commonwealth University. Though he had what was needed to be the black Andre Aggasi, Kodjoe’s professional tennis aspirations were sidelined by a bad back injury. With his good looks and height, he decided to move on to modeling (including appearing in TLC’s “Red Light Special” video) before eventually settling on acting.

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