Was Janice the first supermodel?

Since it's been brought up in the entry I posted earlier (5 pages as of when I posted this), here is an article that was mentioned by someone in the thread. Entertainment Weekly did a piece on who was the first supermodel in 2004.

Here we go:

''America's Next Top Model'' judge tells a tall tale. Janice Dickinson isn't the first supermodel she claims to be

CLAIM In every episode of America's Next Top Model, judge Janice Dickinson is introduced as the world's very first ''supermodel,'' a term the show's lippy looker claims to have coined in 1979.

EVIDENCE The word supermodel appeared as early as 1948 -- nearly a decade before the Vogue and Playboy beauty was born -- when small-time modeling agent Clyde Matthew Dessner ''super''-sized the profession in his book So You Want to be a Model! And in 1975, when Dickinson was just learning to catwalk, Newsweek revived the term to anoint Veruschka and Margaux Hemingway.

And for those of you curious, here are some of her images - then and now:

and now