Before he played with toy airplanes for a living, CNN’s Don Lemon tried his hand at the glamorous world of modeling. According to Mediaite: Back before he ever started his journalism career, Lemon did some modeling while studying at Louisiana State University in the late 1980s. And they’ve unearthed the treasure trove of pics to prove it. Check him out in a jean and striped shirt combo appearing in a catalog for Maison Blanche (a now-defunct New Orleans department store).
And in these pics from another New Orlean’s area store called DH Holmes.
Lemon confirmed the authenticity of the photographs, telling Mediaite: “That was a lifetime ago when I had a whole lot more hair and a lot less body weight. I was giving Will Smith a run for his money. Clearly he won on the money part.”