Kate Moss never “had a plan” for her early career
The 47-year-old supermodel – who was discovered when she was just 14 years old – initially said yes to all the work she was offered but soon realised she needed to be “fussier” because she just couldn’t juggle her hectic schedule
23 February 2021
She told Reader's Digest: “I didn’t have a plan. I was always one of those young people who was just happy to be exposed to new things and experiences – there wasn’t a plan or a route that I wanted to go down.
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“But it soon got to the point where I just couldn’t fit all my engagements into the week.
“At that point I knew I had to get serious and be a bit fussier, but until then it was really just a case of taking the offers and seeing where they went.”
As a child, Kate dreamed of travelling the world but never imagined that her career would actually take her around the globe.
She said: “My dad was in the travel industry and would always talk about how brilliant it was to see the world.
“Travel was a real ambition of mine when I was a kid. It quickly became my focus over school.
“Of course, I never dreamed that I’d be able to fulfil that through modelling, so when the opportunity came it was something I jumped at.”
And though Kate misses the “innocence” of her childhood, she doesn’t long for her hometown of Croydon.
She added: “As far as growing up in Croydon went, it wasn’t a time I look back on longingly, certainly not so much as the place itself. I was keen to get away.
“Myself and my friends would drift around Croydon on a Saturday afternoon looking for inspiration.
“Surrey Street Market was a popular hangout – a rough and ready part of the town centre bordered by record shops and stalls.
“There is definitely a part of me that misses the innocence of it all, but not the place.”