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Fashion models are hired precisely for their exceptionalism: Their legs are impossibly long; #wokeuplikethis beauty is not a stretch; and they can always reach the top shelf, no problem. But, there is something that we've all got in common with those specimens of perfection: an obsession with animals. Like, being double-tapping, profile-stalking obsessed.
Modelinia surveyed the social habits of some of the industry's most recognizable cat-walkers, such as Karen Elson, Candice Swanepoel, and Liya Kebede. And, while their favorite Instagram follows include family members and Miley Cyrus (you may have that in common, too), there's one account that keeps the majority of the tastemakers clicking back: National Geographic. Yep, as it so happens, models like Elson, Magdalena Frackowiak, and Emanuela de Paula name @natgeo as one of their most addictive social media destinations. We suspect that, like us, they're fascinated by everything majestic, gross, and just plain adorable in the animal kingdom.
While the Modelinia survey may only include a small section of supermodels — 10 in total — consider it a good topic of conversation for the next time you're small talking a Victoria's Secret Angel or the face of Lancôme. Scroll through the pictures that follow for a model-worthy walk on the wild(life) side.