Even though Kirsten Dunst shot to fame as a 12-year-old by playing a child vampire (and also one of the the most badass board game players ever), she actually entered pop culture history as a mere toddler. In 1986, she appeared on the cover of Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, the second book in the hugely popular The Baby-sitters Club series. It would appear, however, that Kirsten didn’t cherish the BSC as part of her childhood the way many of us did. "I was a child model/actress and I did it strictly for the money," she said.
Perhaps a less-surprising “I was once a young adult cover model” confession: Scott Disick. It seems that Kourtney Kardashian’s other (not better) half once posed for Heartland, a series of books about a horse farm in Virginia. Though Disick hasn’t publicly addressed his early modeling gigs, his fellow cover model described him as “so shy” with “no sense of real style.” Whaaaat.
For more celebs who kick-started their modeling/acting careers with a YA book cover or two, check out this interesting article over on the Huffington Post. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to scrutinize my vast collection of Baby-sitters Club books.