9 – Kate Moss
Having first visited Pete Doherty’s before and after pictures, we turn now to his ex-girlfriend, English model Kate Moss. Discovered at the age of 14 while standing in the JFK Airport, Moss led the fashion industry in a new movement better known as heroin chic, showcasing extremely thin models who looked naturally strung out on heroin.
As Moss landed on the cover of fashion magazines and commercials, little did anyone know she was living true to the heroin chic trend.
Rumors surrounding Moss’s drug use surfaced early in her career and were eventually confirmed in 2004 after photographers spotted her using cocaine.
Between the drugs, alcohol and a tumultuous relationship with Doherty, Moss became one of the biggest scandals of the year only to have big name brands like Burberry, Chanel and H&M drop $4 million worth of contracts even though the cocaine charges were later dropped. Managing to rebuild, Moss found herself at the top once again in 2012 when Forbes named her second on their list of top-earning models. How’s that for making a comeback?