Being the next big thing can't last forever, even for the most beautiful women. So what do models do when it's time for a career change?
Many turn to other areas of fashion, designing clothing ranges and jewellery. Quite a few host modelling shows or become fashion commentators or brand ambassadors. But which one started a furniture line?
Brinkley has also worked as an illustrator, designer, photographer, and writer. She is also a human and animal rights activist, particularly supporting the organisation PETA. Brinkley was ranked 3rd by the ‘Daily Mail’ in the ‘World’s 20 Richest Models’ in February 2012.