Cynthia Ann Crawford, known to everyone simply as Cindy Crawford, did not know she had to become a world famous super model, when she was still running through the provincial streets of DeKalb, Illinois (USA). A happy childhood stained by immense pain, that of the death of a brother who was still a child due to leukemia. Also to carry on this battle in favor of research, Cindy, as everyone calls her, will use the success that fashion gives her.
An intense beauty, particular, that of this girl “next door” who has never even given up her flaws – the mole above her mouth – just to stay true.
An authentic beauty
Cindy Crawford was born on February 20, 1966 to John Crawford and Jennifer Moluf, in a simple country family.
For lack of means, her younger brother Jeff dies at just 4 years of leukemia, an event that would have marked the young woman forever.
So very young, Cindy begins to get noticed in the fashion world when she is discovered by a passing talent scout, in the true sense of the word, while she collects corn cobs in the field with her mother.
After graduating from high school, thanks to the two summers spent working as a model, she manages to enroll in the faculty of chemical engineering at Northwestern University.
The first fashion contracts, in Chicago, help her make ends meet while studying at university, which she decides to leave to concentrate on her modeling career. And so, at just twenty years old, after her first successes, she decides to move to New York and just three years later she signs a prestigious contract for Revlon, a millionaire contract that results in an advertising campaign throughout the world. The agreement provides for a compensation of $ 3 million for three years, but the cosmetics house in fact hires Cindy Crawford as a testimonial for over 11 years, from 1989 to 2000. The success of Revlon’s campaigns is such that – it seems – increased traffic accidents due to motorists distracted by his posters!
Cindy Crawford thus becomes the icon of American beauty, true and real like her mole above her left lip, a distinctive sign that will make her even more famous and recognizable.
Career and charity
After working with top stylists, Cindy Crawford posed for some major covers , including Playboy. Also Vogue, W, People, ELLE, Allure, include it in their covers.
At the turn of the 80s and 90s, everyone is bewitched by the beauty of Cindy, so much so that the singer Prince, in 1987, dedicated the song Cindy C. contained in his LP The Black Album to her, while the Italian singer Gianni Togni he also dedicates a song to her titled Cindy Crawford, contained in the 1992 Singles album.
With the proceeds of her work as a model she begins to lay the foundations for the charity she had always dreamed of creating, to help research against leukemia . Her social battle has always traveled hand in hand with her profession, even after the runway shows.
Cindy reinvents herself over the years as a perfume producer, interior designer, singer … and also finds time to build a family. She marries first the American actor Richard Gere (from 1991 to 1995), and then the entrepreneur Rande Gerber , with whom she has two children, Kaia and Presley (both models).
In his life he also actively supported political commitment, engaging in Obama’s electoral campaign and then for his re-election four years later. She has recently rediscovered her passion for fashion, returning to the catwalk and designing new collections for the models of the future.
On 22 September 2017 she returned to the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week to pay homage to Gianni Versace on the twentieth anniversary of his death, together with other famous colleagues in those years.
Cindy Crawford also becomes famous for the mole above her mouth , precisely on the left corner of her upper lip. An obvious mole that anyone else would have been removed, just to look perfect. But Cindy, an authentic woman from the American province , was also able to rise above that small imperfection.
Indeed, thanks to that mole it has become “the beauty of every day”, the symbol of a woman like any other and not of a character built for the catwalks. Strengthened by her statuesque body, she has always kept her principles steadfast, thus managing to be appreciated even by women .
Cindy Crawford daughter
As previously mentioned, Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, also embarked on a modeling career, parading for the most prestigious brands in circulation. She starts in fashion at just 10 years old, parading for Young Versace, while her debut among the greats takes place in 2017, at just 16 years old!
At 19 (Kaia and class of 2001) she is already an established top model, so much so that she modeled for fashion houses such as Versace, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, YSL, Lanvin, Fendi, Bottega Veneta , Anna Sui, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang.
Cindy Crawford today
Today Cindy Crawford, over 50, is back on the catwalk, proving once again that she is not afraid of age or the judgment of critics. She remains a still fascinating woman, who also continues her career in fashion and advertising, even here in Italy. In fact, he is the testimonial of a well-known mineral water company.