Twiggy says she'd never make it as a model today

Twiggy. Photo: Getty Images.
Twiggy. Photo: Getty Images.

Twiggy believes her modelling career happened by accident.

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The '60s fashion icon, whose real name is Lesley Lawson, doesn't think she would have made it in the nitty-gritty industry if she had attempted it now because there's too many young girls dreaming of becoming models nowadays.

Speaking to the Daily Mail's FEMAIL, she said: "I think it's tougher now because there's so many more girls that want to be models. You've got to remember what happened to me - I didn't plan it. I didn't dream I had a hope in hell of being a model. I was too small, too thin - if I'd have gone to an agency they wouldn't have taken me."

Twiggy. Photo: Getty Images.
Twiggy. Photo: Getty Images.


She added: "I think the reason what happened to me happened is because I didn't look like anybody else."

The 66-year-old supermodel says "amazing" Cara Delevingne, 23, is her favourite in the business at the moment because she's not afraid to express her true self.

She explained: "She's not just a model, she's a personality. She's very funny, beautiful and quirky.

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"This is what I said to the contestants on 'Top Model', it's not good copying someone else, if you want to be as popular as me or as Kate [Moss], you need to be you."



Twiggy. Photo: Getty Images.
Twiggy. Photo: Getty Images.
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