When a person mentions the name Vendela the thought is of an exotic, alluring beautiful woman and that is an accurate description of Vendela Kirsebom but nowhere near complete. This ex-Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model is the host of two modeling shows, Sweden’s Next Top Model and Norway’s Next Top Model and is also a UNICEF Spokesperson. During her prime modeling years she acted and modeled and she carved out a nice career but when one considers the modeling talent and intellect that she contains a true fan of her might feel as if she never allowed the world to know her.
Vendela as a photo and runway model had a timeless look. A person could take any of her Sports Illustrated pictures from 1992 to 1995 and 1997 and place them in a magazine and people would still be entranced. However, despite having the name, the beauty and the intellect (she speaks five languages fluently) she never seemed to truly want to be a supermodel.
She enjoys modeling and still works in the field as both a model and host but Vendela is a woman who if she were ever willing to actually make a decision to truly compete for the acting or hosting roles that were not just given to her she could become one of the most recognizable women in the world because she definitely possesses the looks, personality and the brains.
To earn acknowledgement as a supermodel a person must want to be known as one of the best models on the planet and not just be satisfied with being beautiful and intelligent. Vendela is one of those individuals who was blessed with beauty and talent but not an overwhelming drive to be the best.
The one thing that people can say about similar aged models such as Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista who possessed that striking, unmistakable look that is all their own and cannot be duplicated by others is that their drive to be great was obvious. The motivation to be the best, that intense competitive drive is what Vendela did not possess in her early modeling years and that is why despite her having a name that was cast for modeling and Hollywood success is not as well known as it should be in the United States. Talent is not enough, one must also be motivated to be the best.