Carmen Kass was born on September 14, 1978 in Paide, Estonia. Carmen Kass is an Estonian model. Kass grew up in Paide, the capital of Järva County. When she was a little girl, she lived in a cramped apartment in Sika village with her mother, who worked on a farm. At the age of fourteen, she was ‘discovered’ in a Tallinn supermarket by an Italian modeling scout. Carmen Kass had wanted to compete for the Miss Estonia title, but an offer to fly to Milan, Italy, to start a modeling career seemed like a more glamorous and lucrative option.