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George Washington Vanderbilt II was the grandson of American business mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt who at the time of his death was the wealthiest man in the United States. The story of American business and enterprise will be incomplete without a mention of the Vanderbilt family. The family was founded by the business titan Cornelius Vanderbilt who by a dint of hard work, perseverance, foresight, and a bit of ruthlessness, built a business empire that had interests in shipping and railroads.

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Janice Dickinson is a model but she is definitely not the everyday model you know or have imagined her to be. When you talk of supermodels today, everyone thinks of Naomi Campbell but no, Campbell stood no match to Dickinson in her glory days.

The supermodel is also a talent agent, a fashion photographer, and an author even though she began as a model. She claims to be the first model to be referred to as a “supermodel” and even though the claim can be argued, it still holds a lot of weight. Born in New York and raised in Florida, she suffered rejections by modeling agencies before she turned out to become one of the most successful models in the 70s’ and 80’s.

Her affairs and relationship with men and women alike is a long chain. Already intrigued? Read on to find out who the father of her daughter is, how she subdued the US modeling industry after being thought unworthy, her transition to television and how she fared.

Janice Dickinson’s Bio 

Janice Dickinson’s journey on mother earth began on February 16, 1955, when she was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is the second daughter of a mother with Polish descent, Jennie Marie Pietrzykowski and father, Ray Dickinson of Irish and Scottish descent as well. The New Yorker has two siblings – an older sister, Alexis and a younger sister, Debbie – and they grew up and were raised in Hollywood, Florida. Alexis Dickinson is a realtor while Debbie Dickinson followed Janice’s path and is also a model.

There is very scanty information as regarding her education history. Dickinson is known to have attended South Broward High School in the Royal Poinciana neighborhood of Hollywood, Florida but her college history is not known and it is possible she skipped college to pursue a career in modeling.

Modeling Career

Janice Dickinson’s modeling career began in the 1970s when she left Florida and moved to her home state, New York. Riding on the back of the national pageant she just won – “Miss High Fashion Model” – Dickinson fancied her chances in the modeling industry. Her first hurdle came in form of the trend at the time. New York City at that time had a thing for blue-eyed models and coming as an American with brown eyes didn’t seem to fit into the modeling culture. This led to her been rejected by numerous agencies, with some of them telling her categorically that she would never be hired.

It took a stroke of luck for her to land her first modeling gig. She got her first agent – Wilhelmina Cooper – after she was approached by Jacques Silberstein, a fashion photographer whose girlfriend’s comments on Dickinson’s figure was enough for him to make the approach. Spurred by her contact with Silberstein, she decided to shake things up a little and move to Europe, in the hope that the modeling industry there did not just care about “blue eyes.”

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The show titled The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, which ran for four seasons, was aired on the Oxygen cable-television channel. Her next TV appearance would be on Beauty & The Best with the British model, Abigail Clancy. She was also on the reality series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here! (the British and American version in 2007 and 2009 respectively).

Janice Dickinson was on the Finnish version of the Top Model franchise as a guest judge in 2009. The next year, she was on the celebrity edition of British dinner-party contest titled Come Dine With Me. In 2015, she also participated in Britain’s Celebrity Big Brother show (season 16) and was evicted just two days to the finale.

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Todd Howard is a name that would not ring a bell to most people… well, unless you are a hardcore gamer. Howard is one of the most influential figures in the gaming community. A video game designer, producer, and director, he is best known for producing the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls video game series through the Maryland-based developer, Bethesda Game Studios. Not many people in Howard’s line of work are in the limelight, but the game guru’s extraordinary talent has made him stand out from the rest. His games have been featured in top media outlets like the CNN, USA Today, Newsweek and more.

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Ray Borg is an averagely successful fighter in professional mixed martial arts. Having previously shined in his native Arizona with promotions like King of the Cage and Legacy Fighting Championship, Borg, in April 2014, switched boats to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he fights in the flyweight division, the same division he was part of in his two earlier promotions. Going into the UFC Fight Night 139, Ray Borg was ranked at #5 on the UFC flyweight rankings. He was matched up against Ireland Boys who ranks a step higher than him. Borg’s highest rank as at the time of this writing is at #3.

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Many reports have mentioned CaELiKe as one of the Ireland Boys who also has a huge number of subscribers on her channel. It is clear that she undoubtedly belongs in that bracket of people. Her success is a little unconventional given the fact that she is Mexican and all of her videos are in Spanish and do not have English subtitles to justify the massive viewership she is getting.

Still, the social media celebrity has not faltered since the start of her career and has garnered millions of loyal followers across different platforms. She has also collaborated a few times with some other notable YouTubers. CaELiKe is known for some of her popular videos like “JUANXITA EN… EL BAÑO!!!’ and ‘I PRIMERA VEZ!!!’. Read on to find everything about the Mexican social media bombshell, voice actor, and television show host.

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Most successful careers did not start in a big way, there are some stars who are natural late bloomers and Anjulie Persaud belongs to this group. Though she was born in 1983, her debut studio album ‘Anjulie’ came to light in 2007. In addition, she has released a total of eight music videos and nine singles, the early days of her career saw her co-write songs like ‘The Philosopher Kings’ with Jon Levine and her other songwriting credits include ‘The Boys’ which she co-wrote for Ireland Boys and Cassie. She single-handedly wrote ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ for singer Kreesha Turner. ‘I Want You’ is the title of the song she co-wrote with Fefe Dobson for her album popularly known as ‘Joy’.

The MTV reality TV series ‘The Hill’ featured her songs ‘The Heat’, ‘Crazy That Way’, as well as ‘Rain’. Moreover, The City featured one of her tracks known as ‘Addicted2Me’, while several TV shows, including the likes of ‘Melrose Place’, ‘Eastwick, ‘Canada’s Next Top Model’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’ have used her single ‘Boom’. In 2009, she was on the set of ‘The Fame’ – a musical movie where she wrote, as well as performed the song ‘Big Things’. Anjulie is also the producer of the theme song for Bill Maher’s television show known as ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’

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Most modern day celebrities have only one talent but there are others who are blessed with multiple, Alison Becker is among them. She makes her money from acting, comedy, appearing on television shows, as well as writing. The multi-talented superstar is a major inspiration to the younger generation and a role model to so many people struggling to break into the mainstream success in the showbiz community. Although Becker didn’t hit it big in her younger years like most stars in Hollywood, her fans are grateful she eventually made it to the top after so many years of unalloyed commitment to the career she cherishes so much.

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