Cindy Crawford. biography
Cindy Crawford was born Cynthia Ann Crawford on February 20, 1966, in DeKalb, Illinois and scored her big break when a photographer snapped a picture of her pollinating corn at the age of 16. Standing 5'9" and weighing in at 130lbs, Cindy was soon modeling with Elite Model Management, but aside from her classically beautiful exterior, she was naturally intellectual. She was her high school's class valedictorian and chose to take a break from her new talent to study chemical engineering at Chicago's Northwestern University prior to transitioning into a life as a full-time model in 1986.
Cindy soon joined a rising group of supermodels, including Naomi Campbell, and appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine. Her traditional American appearance enticed men across the country while her athletic body and signature beauty mole separated her from the heavily publicized rail-thin models, ultimately seducing the hearts of women around the world. Cindy continued to gain widespread popularity when she became the first contemporary supermodel to be featured on the cover of Playboy magazine in 1988, which ultimately led to a 6-year hosting position for MTV's House of Style.
In 1993, Cindy made another risky career move when she posed indecently on the controversial cover of Vanity with openly gay singer k.d. lang. Two years later, Cindy was named the most highly paid model in the world by Forbes magazine prior to making her film debut in Fair Game (1995) and landing featured TV roles in Frasier (1995) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (1998). Later that year, Cindy tied the knot with Rande Gerber and gave birth to Presley in 1999 and Kaya in 2001.
In 2000, Cindy acquired multi-million dollar endorsement deals with Pepsi, Kellogg Special K and Revlon, before hosting ABC's teen sex issues special Sex with Cindy Crawford and playing herself in the Italian comedy Bodyguards (2000).
From a young age, Cindy quickly evolved into the most watched and praised fashion model from the 1980s to the 1990s. Unlike past temporarily celebrated models, including Twiggy during the 1960s, Cindy is still one of the few dominant models capable of demanding the same recognition movie and rock stars obtain and receiving prolonged fame for her stunning appearance whilst staying out of the public eye.