18 Interesting Facts About Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford is a prominent supermodel of the 90s. Her exemplary looks especially her trademark mole, above her lip reigned her as the cover girl of several magazines. She also gained fame in movie and television industry. Let us find out some interesting facts about Cindy Crawford.

Cindy Crawford

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1. Early life and family

Cynthia Ann Crawford or Cindy Crawford was born on February 20, 1966, in DeKalb, Illinois, to Jennifer Sue Crawford-Moluf and John Dan Crawford, and has 2 sisters.
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2. Educational background

cindy crawford schoolIn 1984, she graduated from DeKalb High School as valedictorian, and went to Northwestern University on scholarship to study chemical engineering.
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3. What made her a better person

Incidents such as her parents divorce in her childhood, and the trauma of her brother’s death from leukemia, made her¬†approachable and a better humanized person.
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4. Modelling birth

CindyAt the age of 16, she was noticed by a newspaper photographer during her summer job of detasseling corn who took a picture of her. This opened the gates of modelling industry for her.
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5. Early steps in modelling

At the age of 17, she participated in the Elite Model Management’s Look of the Year contest, in Chicago, and was the runner-up.
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6. Highest paid model

cindy crawfordIn 1995, Forbes ranked her as the highest paid model on the planet.
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7. Baby Gia

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Due to her resemblance to late supermodel, Gia Carangi, she was nicknamed “Baby Gia” when she entered the modeling industry.
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8. Covergirl reign

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Cindy covergirl for vogueShe has been the covergirl of more than 600 magazines worldwide, such as: Vouge, W, People, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE and Allure.
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9. Million dollar deal

CindyShe signed a multi million dollar deal with mega brand Pepsi, which ran during the Super Bowl in 1992, as well as with Revlon.
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10. Fashion Cafe theme restaurant

cindyIn mid 90s, the opening of the Fashion Cafe theme restaurant was sparked by Crawford. This association with her and other famous models displayed the high stature of the super model in American culture.
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11. Appearance in Bon Jovi’s music video

CindyIn 1994, she played the role of Jon Bon Jovi’s girlfriend in his “Please Come Home For Christmas” music video.
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12. MTV’s host

Cindy MTV hostFrom 1989 to 1995, she hosted the MTV’s “House of Style”, a show about America’s growing fascination with the supermodel.
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13. Bitter movie debut

In 1995, Crawford started her movie career as the female lead in the movie “Fair Game”, opposite William Baldwin , but it proved to be a flop.
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14. Playboy’s covergirl

Cindy playboy covergirlIn July, 1988, Crawford became the first modern supermodel to pose for Playboy magazine.
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15. Crawford’s furniture line

In 2005, Crawford launched a line of furniture by the name “Cindy Crawford Home Collection”. She also assisted as a consultant on the features, colors, and styles of the collection.
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16. Personal life

rande gerber and cindy crawfordIn 1991, she got married to famous actor Richard Gere, but unfortunately got divorced in 1995. After that, she married a businessman and former model, Rande Gerber in 1998, and the couple has a son, Presley Walker and a daughter, Kaia Jordan.
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17. Support for PFLAG

cindy crawfordShe is a gay rights supporter, and also a supporter of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
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18. Buckingham Palace visit

In 1996, when Prince William was just 13, said he had a crush on Cindy Crawford, after which she was invited to the Buckingham Palace by the late Princess Diana.
Source: people.com

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