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Jacqueline Depaul started her modeling career after taking catwalk classes with people half her age.
A truck dealer, an engineer and a mapmaker left their professions to launch sweet startups.
Six On, Six Off: These professionals shunned the corporate world for seasonal second acts in ski towns.
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Here's a rundown on SecondAct.com awards honoring 2011 standouts in eight categories.
This former CEO donated his suits to the Salvation Army and now dons Hawaiian shirts to sing and host a TV show.
Day 8: The former Microsoft exec's ambitious literacy program opens new libraries daily in impoverished countries worldwide.
Day 7: The insurance salesman had no literary credentials, but he knew how to use social media to become a bestselling author.
Day 6: The psychiatrist delayed retirement to launch the Soldiers Project, a nationwide network that aids traumatized veterans returning home.
Day 5: A 2,000-mile commute is no problem for this Oklahoma City mother of 11, who's working on her master's degree at Harvard.
Day 4: Overweight and laid off, Gruno lost 40 pounds and launched a healthy raw-foods chip empire.