While visiting her family in North Carolina, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) came across some of her earlier work when she was a young model. But it’s not the kind of modeling you might expect — she was posing for illustrations in children’s books! And after the actress shared a couple of her finds on Instagram, her ALL MY CHILDREN castmate Alicia Minshew (Kendall) was inspired to do the same!
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“I find so many random things when I’m back at my parents,” Egan posted of the interior illustration of her as a young blind cowgirl and a separate book cover as a thoughtful teen. And Minshew later joined in by sharing a book cover as a young woman with magic powers to her own social media!
The two actresses became close friends when they both were on AMC. Minshew had been on the ABC sudser as Erica Kane’s daughter, Kendall Hart, since 2002, and Egan joined the show as Annie Novak in 2006.
Take a look at the awesome modeling work these two beauties did below and see what they had to say about being blind cowgirls and psychic teens!
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Melissa Claire Egan Book Illo"During the old modeling days, I would pose for books," Egan shared. "You know, like the time I was a blind cowgirl. It’s all about range..."
Alicia Minshew Book Cover"That time I was on a book. Having magic powers," Minshew said of this cover of Lois Duncan's A Gift of Magic. "Hmm.. what things can Nancy do, Missy?! Hee hee!🤘I was 21 and had no idea what I was doing here!"
Melissa Claire Egan Book Cover"Found another one! Not quite Shakespeare. Or Vogue," Egan joked of this illustration of her on the cover of Forest by Janet Taylor Lisle. "But, you know...."