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“I love having a fit body—I can do stuff, I can help move furniture around. As you get older, you come to appreciate your body for all the things it can do, besides the way it looks.”

Career highlights

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1982

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Discovered at Elite Model Management

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1989

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Lands hosting gig for MTV

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1991

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Wears Versace to the Academy Awards
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Cindy Crawford

Career highlights

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1982

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Discovered at Elite Model Management
After being spotted by a photographer during her summer job de-tassling corn when she was 16, she was encouraged to enter Elite Model Management’s Look of the Year contest. She becomes finalist and within months, lands the cover of Vogue.

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1989

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Lands hosting gig for MTV
At the height of her modeling career, Crawford lands a gig for MTV as host of House of Style. The following year, she appears in the infamous George Michael “Freedom 90” music video alongside Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell.

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1991

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Wears Versace to the Academy Awards
While accompanying her boyfriend at the time, Hollywood heartthrob Richard Gere, Crawford rocks a red hot Versace number at the 63rd Academy Awards. That dress that would later become iconic in the fashion industry, with many copies produced.

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1992

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Graces the cover of SHAPE
Crawford heats up the November issue of Shape magazine for the first time wearing an animal print bikini top and leggings. The stunning supermodel would have the honor once more twenty years later in 2012.

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2005

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Launches beauty product line
After quitting modeling full-time, Crawford becomes a mega-successful entrepreneur after creating a line of beauty products called Meaningful Beauty with Guthy-Renker. A furniture collection, home goods line, and book followed.

As an internationally known supermodel with the all-American face and iconic beauty mark, Cindy Crawford has graced more than 1,000 magazine covers worldwide over the last three decades, including Vogue, Elle, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Shape. Discovered by a local photographer while she was a student at DeKalb High School in Illinois, at age 17 the brunette bombshell was a finalist in Elite Model Management’s Look of the Year competition and still went on to graduate as valedictorian of her class. She then studied chemical engineering on scholarship to the prestigious Northwestern University before her modeling career completely took off, taking the stunning student to New York where she would eventually become one of the most famous faces in the industry.

From walking the runway for Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, and Ralph Lauren to ad campaigns for virtually every fashion designer including Calvin Klein and Versace, Crawford was one of the first fashion models to pose for Playboy at the height of her career, collaborating with legendary photographer Herb Ritts to shoot the spread. Soon, television came calling when MTV hired her to host House of Style, a show that became a huge hit for her over the next six years. Since then, Crawford has parlayed her modeling success into being a successful entrepreneur with projects that include her own home-furnishings collection, exercise videos, a book on makeup, and a line of skin-care products, to name a few.

No question, Crawford is absolutely ageless, so how does she say in such supermodel shapewith two gorgeous kids, to boot? The mogul mommy, who has trained with longtime fitness pro Radu, is a fan of the power plate and loves to go hiking, biking, and running (whatever gets her outdoors!). She’s also realistic about fitting in a workout whenever she can, even if it’s just 10 minutes. “I think a lot of women have it in their heads that if they can’t commit to a whole hour at the gym, then it’s not worth the effort,” she told Shape. “But that’s not true!” As for diet, she says she strives to be “80 percent good, 80 percent of the time,” avoiding white carbs, sweets, and taking in lots of H2O. “Your body is so happy when you drink water. And it helps with a lot of cravings,” she says. Kristen Aldridge

 

 

Trivia

Favorite item of clothing
T-shirts by promom couture
Never travels without
Her ballet flats
Hair secret
Mason Pearson hairbrushes
Cardio of choice
Running outside