Abercrombie & Fitch ads rarely feature celebrities, but many stars appeared in the company’s ads or Summer Quarterly before getting their big acting break.
Discover 12 celebrities who were Abercrombie and Fitch models. From stars like Jennifer Lawrence, who posed for A&F, but their pictures were never used to celebrities who did nudity for the retailer, here are the stars who started out in Abercrombie ads.
One of the highest paid actors on TV, Ashton Kutcher used modeling to jumpstart his acting career. Abercrombie & Fitch wasn’t even his best modeling gig, since Kutcher was also features in commercial for Calvin Klein and was a runway model in Paris and Milan before relocating to Los Angeles.
One of the few celebrities who were Abercrombie and Fitch models but never appeared in any ads, Jennifer Lawrence posed for the retailer in 2006. “I did stuff for Abercrombie & Fitch, but you’d never know because none of my pictures ever got released,” she later explained.
After leaving behind his stripping days, Channing Tatum didn’t instantly make the jump to movie star. While Tatum has owned up to past as a male stripper in “Magic Mike” and the upcoming “Magic Mike XXL” sequel, he might have not made it to Hollywood without first getting shirtless for A&F.
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Even British celebrities who were Abercrombie and Fitch models got a boost in their careers thanks to the retailer ads. Sienna Miller is also the only celebrity who really got topless for the A&F Summer Quarterly, before her acting career took off.
Irish actor Jamie Dornan will be playing Christian Grey in the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, but he also has a lot of modeling experience. He posed for A&F in 2001, even though he wasn’t too keen on getting shirtless. “I don’t like my physique. Who does? I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid,” he told Interview magazine.
After becoming the first German model to make it as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Heidi Klum still decided to join the list of celebrities who were Abercrombie and Fitch models. She actually posed topless on the cover of A&F Quarterly’s Holiday issue in 2002, but unlike Sienna Miller, she covered her breasts.
The “Twilight” actor has become a leading man, starring in 2014’s “The Legend of Hercules” but he also used modeling to get exposure. He posed for A&F in 2004, showing a lot less muscle mass than he’s now known for.
One of the celebrities who were Abercrombie and Fitch models and ended up making it big in the music world, Taylor Swift appeared in the retailer’s ads in 2003. She posed with her guitar 10 years before she would become the butt of an A&F joke. The company had to withdraw a T-shirt that read “"# more boyfriends than t.s.” after her fans complained.
A classical beauty that found success as Betty Draper on “Mad Men”, but failed to make a lasting impression on “Saturday Night Live”, January Jones also dabbled in modeling while playing supporting roles. She was photographed for an A&F ad in 2005.
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Even though he started modeling at just 15, Colton Haynes quickly joined the list of celebrities who were Abercrombie and Fitch models. After his first big break in modeling, he went on to model in campaigns for Ralph Lauren and J. C. Penney, before becoming known for his roles in “Teen Wolf” and “Arrow”.
Even though Olivia Wilde knew she wanted to be an actress from the age of 2, she also used modeling to get exposure. In 2004, when she modeled for A&F, Olivia Wilde had already made her big screen debut in “The Girl Next Door” and had secured a recurring role on “The O.C.”
Out of the many celebrities who were Abercrombie and Fitch models, Karlie Kloss was one of the few who made it big in modeling. At the age of 16, she appeared in an ad for Abercrombie Kids, before changing her modeling agency and becoming renowned for her runway walk and even her trendy hairstyle.