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07/15/2011 04:54 pm ET | Updated Sep 14, 2011

Cindy Crawford's First Bra Ads Were Plastered All Over Her High School (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Cindy Crawford has been keeping busy these days and she's apparently bagged another gig -- a Propel Zero campaign. But she took a few moments to reminisce about her early, somewhat traumatic days in the biz, when her first-ever ad for Cross Your Heart bras ended up all over her school hallways:

My very first job was in a Chicago. I'm from a small town 60 miles west of Chicago called DeKalb, Illinois. I started modeling with an agency there and the first job they got me was for bras for Marshall Fields, which is a department store in Chicago. And of course it was one hour booking. It was for the newspaper ad. When you do lingerie, it's kind of a big deal to decide to do that. I think I was 16 or 17 at time. It wasn't a Victoria Secret sexy bra; it was a Cross Your Heart bra. It ended up plastered all over my high school, which was somewhat humiliating. But when you do lingerie you make time and a half. So I was like, "Do you know how much I made? I made $150 to make that picture." So that kind of shut everyone up.

We wonder how they felt when just a few years later, Crawford and her supermodel buddies wouldn't wake up for less than $10,000 a day.

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