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Adriana Lima

 

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Adriana Lima info
COUNTRY: Brazilian model
DATE OF BIRTH: June 12, 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH: Salvadore da Bahia, Brazil
EYES: blue
HAIR: brown
Adriana Lima measurements
CHEST: 85 cm
WAIST: 59 cm
HIPS: 85 cm
HEIGHT: 178 cm

Adriana Lima biography

Bio:
In true fairy tale fashion, Brazilian Adriana was discovered at the age of 13 when she was shopping at a local shopping mall. By 15, she had won the ‘Ford Supermodel of Brazil’ contest and was placed second in the ‘Ford Supermodel of the World’ competition. She moved to the world’s most energetic and fashion-driven city, New York, and was signed to Elite Model Management.

Lima’s modeling portfolio began to expand exponentially, appearing in numerous international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire. As for fashion shows, she has walked the catwalks for big-name designers such as Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, among others. Lima then became a Guess? girl appearing on Guess?’ Fall 2000 ad campaign. She also appeared in the book ‘A second decade of Guess? Images’

Lima continued to build upon her entry, doing more print work for Maybelline, bebe, Mossimo, BCBG and gracing the cover and editorials of more high fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Vogue, GQ, to name a few. Her April 2006 GQ cover was the highest-selling issue of the year. Her other notable works include the well-famed Pirelli Calendar 2005 and the face of Italy’s big cell phone carrier Telecom Italia Mobile where she became known as the “Catherine Zeta-Jones of Italy.”

Lima is probably best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. She first graced the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 1999 and has appeared on subsequent shows ever since. Her most notable walk down the runway was in 2003, where she was the show opener. Lima had appeared on several television ads for the brand but her most memorable one, was appearing alongside the legendary rock musician Bob Dylan in 2003 Victoria’s Secret Angel in Venice commercial which received both praise and criticism. She is currently a contract ‘Angel’ and spokesperson for the brand.

Campaigns:
Anna Sui Jeans, Giorgio Armani, BCBG, Bebe, Blumarine, BMW, Emporio Armani, Forum, French Connection, Gai Mattiolo, Gasoline, George Rech, Giorgio Armani ‘Emporio Armani White’ fragrance, Guess? Jeans, La Perla, Maybelline, Mossimo, Swatch ‘Skin’ watches, TIM, Vassarette, Victoria’s Secret, XOXO

Covers:
Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Photo, Audi, GQ, Max, Arena

Shows:
Alexander McQueen, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Balmain, Betsey Johnson, Carmen Marc Valvo, Christian Dior, Christina Perrin, Cividini, Emilio Pucci, Emporio Armani, Enrico Coveri, Escada, Fendi, Girbaud, Girls Rule, Guy Laroche, Istvan Francer, John Galliano, Krizia, Leonard, Luca LucaNanette Lepore, NYC 2000, Ralph Lauren, Randolph Duke, Rebecca Danenberg, Richard Tyler, Sean John, Sportmax, Sully Bonnelly, Valentino, Vera Wang, Yigal Azrouel

 

Gisele Bundchen

 

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Gisele Bundchen info
COUNTRY: Brazilian model
DATE OF BIRTH: July 20, 1980
PLACE OF BIRTH: Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
EYES: blue
HAIR: sandy blonde
Gisele Bundchen measurements
CHEST: 87 cm
WAIST: 58 cm
HIPS: 85 cm
HEIGHT: 180 cm
WEIGHT: 58 kg

Gisele Bundchen biography

Bio:
She’s been hailed by ROLLING STONE Magazine as THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD and confirmed her status in December 1999 as the most wanted face in fashion, when she was named VOGUE-VH1’s MODEL OF THE YEAR.

Born on the 20th of July, 1980, in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Gisele Caroline Bundchen grew up closely tied to her five sisters.

The arrival of Gisele on the international fashion scene, in 1996, was seen by many in the industry as the beginning of a new move away from the look-of-the-moment trend of harsh, edgy images into a softer, sexier phase. Actually, VOGUE credited Gisele’s work in the fashion industry as ‘The Return of the Sexy Model’.

The road to becoming today’s most requested model came as mere chance for Gisele. Although Gisele had set her sights on a career as a professional volleyball player or a veterinarian, she was discovered by Brazilian model scouts at the age of 14 while eating a hamburger in a diner during a school trip in Rio de Janiero.

Despite her father’s disagreement with her career choice, Gisele moved to the city. Two years later, she found herself in New York City.

Since her debut, she has been the face of a variety of advertising campaigns including several seasons of Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Versace, Celine, Givenchy, Bvlgari, Lanvin, Guerlain, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Earl Jean, Zara, Chloe, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, and Victoria’s Secret. Bundchen is also the face of several Brazilian brands like Vivo, Brazil’s leading mobile company, Multiplan, Colcci and Credicard. After C&A Brazil hired her and started their television commercials, sales increased by 30%.

In May 2006, Bundchen signed another multi-million dollar deal, this time with American giant Apple Computer. She starred in an advertising campaign to promote the new Macintosh line through the Get a Mac advertisements. She has her own line of sandals with shoes company Grendene, called Ipanema Gisele Bundchen. Forbes puts her on 53rd of their list of the most powerful celebrities of 2007 due to the success of her popular shoe line, Ipanema. Custom Ipanema flip-flops sell for as much as $230 a pair. She is also the owner of a hotel in the south of Brazil, the Palladium Executive.

On May 1, 2007 it was announced that Bundchen had ended her contract with Victoria’s Secret. The New York Post’s Page Six reported that Bundchen had left Victoria’s Secret because it wouldn’t raise her $5 million-a-year salary. In July 2007, earning an estimated total of $33 million in the past 12 months, Forbes magazine named her the world’s top-earning model in the list of the World’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.

Campaigns:
1-2-3, Balenciaga, Blackglama, Bulgari, Celine, Chloe, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Earl Jean, Gianfranco Ferre Studio, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Guerlain, H & M, Ipanema, Jasmine Bridal Wear, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Loewe, Milady, Milk, Missoni, Nivea, Nocturna, Pantene, Polo Jeans, Ralph Lauren, Strenesse, Valentino, Versace, Victoria’s Secret, Zara, Zoomp

Covers:
(Multiple editions in multiple countries:) Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Rolling Stone, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, i-D, Arena, The Face, Numero, Amica, GQ, Photo, Hola, Allure, Flair

Shows:
Alberta Ferretti, BCBG Max Azria, Badgley Mischka, Balmain, Carolina Herrera, Cerruti, Costume National, Ellen Tracy, Genny, Gucci, Helmut Lang, John Galliano, Lawrence Steele, Marni, MaxMara, Mila Schon, Moschino, Randolph Duke, Victor Alfaro, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Anna Molinari, Anna Sui, Antonio Berardi, Blumarine, Byblos, DKNY, Exte, Fendi, Givenchy, Jil Sander, John Bartlett, Luca Luca, Michael Kors, Prada, Rifat Ozbek, Strenesse, Tommy Hilfiger, YSL Rive Gauche, Calvin Klein, Celine, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, D&G, Donna Karan, Fendi, Hugo Boss, Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Luca Luca, Marni, Michael Kors, Missoni, Miu Miu, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, TSE, Valentino, Versace, Versus, Yohji Yamamoto, Luella Bartley, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Missoni, Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs

 

Heidi Klum

 

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Heidi Klum info
COUNTRY: German model
DATE OF BIRTH: June 1, 1973
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
EYES: Hazel
HAIR: Blonde
Heidi Klum measurements
CHEST: 89 cm
WAIST: 61 cm
HIPS: 86 cm
HEIGHT: 175 cm
WEIGHT: 54 kg

Heidi Klum biography

Bio:
In 1992 Heidi won the contest “Model 92” and after finishing school in June 1992 she desided to pursue a career as a model. Her first modeling jobs were in Hamburg, then in Paris and Milan. A year later Heidi Klum moved to Miami and then to New York, where she has lived since October 1993.

In 1996 she established the Heidi Klum GmbH and took part in developing logo. It became her trade-mark and she secure a copyright on her name also.

In 1997 Heidi Klum walked the runway for the first time. It was the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which was one of the most press-heavy shows in the United States, and it catapulted her to more recognition from the public and to the next level as a top model. In summer she said yes to Ric Pipino and they were married till end of 2002. A year later, she became the first German cover girl of the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue”. That means 55 millions of readers, and a big international breakthrough.

In 2001 he played her first small part in the comedy “BlowDry”. Heidi played Jasmine, an eccentric hairdresser’s model caught between rival brother hairstylists.

In the autumn of 2003 she became pregnant with Flavio Briatore’s child. On May 4, 2004, she gave birth to a daughter, Helene “Leni” Klum, named after Klum’s grandmother. Around the same time of the birth, Heidi began a relationship with musician Seal. Klum and Seal married on May 10, 2005, on a beach in Mexico.

Campaigns:
Victoria’s Secret, Braun, H & M, Liz Claiborne, Jordache, McDonald’s, Abercrombie and Fitch, Accessorize, American Express, Birkenstock, Bonnie Bell, Braun, Caress, Comma, Company by Ellen Tracy, Douglas, Ellen Tracy, Finesse, Gerry Weber, Givenchy ‘Amerige’ fragrance, Haribo & Katjes Yogurt Gums, INC, Jordache, Kathleen Madden, Lancaster, Liz Claiborne, Newport News, Nike, Nine West, Otto, Rosner jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Zeki Triko swimwear

Covers:
Elle, GQ, Vogue, Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, American Photo, Glamour, Stuff, Joy, Sports Illustrated, In Style, Esquire, Max, Man’s Journal, Time, Shape

Shows:
Victoria’s Secret, Escada, Vera Wang, Structure, Victor Alfaro, Philipe Treacy, Imitation of Christ, Zac Posen

 

Alessandra Ambrosio

 

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Alessandra Ambrosio info
COUNTRY: Brazilian model
DATE OF BIRTH: April 11, 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH: Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
EYES: brown
HAIR: brown
Alessandra Ambrosio measurements
CHEST: 86 cm
WAIST: 56 cm
HIPS: 86 cm
HEIGHT: 178 cm
WEIGHT: 51 kg

Alessandra Ambrosio biography

Bio:
When Ambrosio was 12 years old, she enrolled in modeling classes then, began modeling for Dilson Stein at age 15. Winning Brazil’s Elite Model Look started her modeling career. Her first big modeling job was the cover of the Brazilian Elle magazine. Elite passed along some of her Polaroids to Guess which led her to do the Millennium Guess? campaign along with her friend and fellow Brazilian supermodel Ana Beatriz Barros. She has since been in huge demand, working with big-name brands and appearing in well famous international magazine covers.

Ambrosio has made several television appearances, notably a cameo as herself on HBO’s Entourage along with Izabel Goulart; The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn; Late Night with Conan O’Brien; as guest judge on Project Runway season 2: Team Lingerie and The Tyra Banks Show where she was a guest twice. She appeared alongside TV personality, Regis Philbin in a worldwide commercial for Hummer H2. In 2006, she had a cameo on the box-office hit movie, Casino Royale appearing briefly as tennis girl #1.

In 2004, Ambrosio launched her line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a division of Rosa Cha and is continuing to expand into other areas of licensing.

Her best known collaboration is with American lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret. She appeared on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time in 2000, and continues to be a participant in the subsequent shows. Her most notable walk down the runway was in 2005 wearing lingerie made entirely out of candy. In 2004, she was selected as the first spokesmodel for Victoria’s Secret PINK line. She is currently a contract ‘Angel’ and spokesmodel for Victoria’s Secret. Her ‘Angel’ status has brought her to the public’s attention being cited by the popular media as one of the world’s sexiest women. She was chosen as one of People magazine’s annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007 along with fellow ‘Angels’ Ambrosio is among the world’s top-earning models.

Ambrosio is currently the face for the UK company Next and Armani A|X. Ambrosio stars Next’s first television campaign in 12 years.

Campaigns:
Victoria’s Secret, Revlon, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Rolex, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci, Escada, Roccobarocco, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren

Covers:
Cosmopolitan, ELLE, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Ocean Drive, Vogue, Glamour

Shows:
Victoria’s Secret, Laura Biagiotti, Christian Lacroix, Byblos, Fendi, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Christian Dior, Nicole Miller, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta

Karolina Kurkova

 

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Karolina Kurkova info
COUNTRY: Czech model
DATE OF BIRTH: Feb 28, 1984
PLACE OF BIRTH: Decin, Czech Republic
EYES: green
HAIR: blonde
Karolina Kurkova measurements
CHEST: 85 cm
WAIST: 59 cm
HIPS: 87 cm
HEIGHT: 180 cm
WEIGHT: 53 kg

Karolina Kurkova biography

Bio:
Born in the town of Decin, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) on February 28th, 1984, Karolina Kurkova had a slight taste of what celebrity would be like, as her father Josef Kurka was a star basketball player. As a child, her height made her relatively awkward and gangly, but that would all change with age.

A close friend recognized her beauty and sent photos of Kurkova to an agency in Prague. Kurkova immediately landed a runway appearance, not to mention a commercial and print ad. Still, being a model in the Czech Republic did not expose her to what fashion was really about, so Kurkova took a chance and traveled to Milan to gain some more experience.

There, Miuccia Prada (the designer behind the famous brand name) signed her to a contract that proved to be the beginning of her stellar career. On September 7th, 1999, Kurkova’s hard work as a 15-year-old model culminated in a meeting with some Vogue editors in New York. She impressed them immediately and the execs began to slowly groom her for success.

A move to the Big Apple and hectic work schedule ensued. It all paid off when Kurkova finally made her presence known in the February 2001 issue of Vogue. One of the youngest models ever to grace its cover, the magazine helped propel her to stardom. She was now recognized at haute couture fashion shows and Victoria’s Secret

Campaigns:
Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, eLUXURY.com, Express, Furla, Giuliano Teso, H&M, Hugo Boss fragrance, La Perla, Louis Vuitton, Mango, MOGA, Plein Sud, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Versace, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Saint Laurent, Zeki

Covers:
Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Numero, Glamour, Flair, Telva, Marie Claire, Elle, Nova, Photo, W

Shows:
Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Anne Klein, Antonio Berardi, Calvin Klein, D&G, Dsquared2, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Douglas Hannant, Fendi, Helmut Lang, Hussein Chalayan, Jil Sander, Krizia, MaxMara, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Rocco Barocco, Rochas, Sean John, Sportmax, Strenesse, Viktor & Rolf, Zanella, Chanel, Givenchy, Azzedine Alaia, Behnaz Sarafpour, Custo Barcelona, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Matthew Williamson, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Balenciaga, Bill Blass, Carlos Miele, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Chanel, Chloe, John Galliano, Luella Bartley, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Paco Rabanne, Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Valentino, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Anna Molinari, Blumarine, Byblos, Chado Ralph Rucci, Costume National, Emilio Pucci, Hussein Chalayan, Marni, Prada, Samsonite BlackLabel, TSE, Vera Wang, Viktor & Rolf, YSL Rive Gauche, Zac Posen

 

Kate Moss

 

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Kate Moss info
COUNTRY: British model
DATE OF BIRTH: January 16, 1974
PLACE OF BIRTH: Addiscombe, Croydon, England
EYES: hazel
HAIR: brown
Kate Moss measurements
CHEST: 86 cm
WAIST: 66 cm
HIPS: 90 cm
HEIGHT: 173 cm
WEIGHT: 48 kg

Kate Moss biography

Bio:
Katherine Moss, who has become one of the most recognized and highest paid supermodels of the ’90s, was born in Croydon, Surrey, England, on January 16, 1974. She was discovered at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas (the founder of Storm Model Management) in 1988, at JFK Airport in New York City, after a vacation in the Bahamas.
Moss’s career began when Corinne Day shot black and white photographs of her for British magazine The Face when she was 15, in a photo shoot titled “The Third Summer of Love”. After that, Kate was on her way to becoming the latest “It” girl, whose face and body would show up everywhere.

If someone could possibly not recognize Kate Moss from the slew of magazine covers she has graced, they surely would from all the advertisements she has appeared in. Kate practically became a staple in Calvin Klein ads, such as those for fragrances like Obsession, CK Be and CK One. The man behind these controversial ads, Calvin Klein, can be credited with launching Kate Moss’ career in the early ’90s. In addition to Calvin Klein ads, she has also appeared in ads for Burberry, Cerruti 1881, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, L’Oreal, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Kate has also strutted her stuff on the catwalks for such big-name designers as Calvin Klein, Chanel and Versace.

Moss also made her way onto the small and big screens. She appeared as herself in several episodes of the British comedy series French and Saunders in 1996, as well as in movies like Isaac Mizrahi’s Unzipped (1995), Catwalk (1996), Beautopia (1998), and Original Copies (1999). In 1999, she appeared as Maid Marian/Queen Marian in Blackadder Back & Forth

On May 1, 2007 a collection of clothes, designed by Moss exclusively for the Topshop chain, were launched across the UK in the chain’s 225 stores. A Kate Moss “countdown to launch” board filled a window of the company’s flagship Oxford Street store and on April 30, Moss launched the clothing line at Topshop in Oxford Street, where she briefly appeared in the shop window modelling a red dress from the clothing collection just before the shop was opened, causing a media frenzy.

Campaigns:
Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Missoni, Longchamp, David Yurman, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry, Rimmel, Bvlgari, Agent Provocateur, Virgin Mobile, Belstaff, Beymen, Stella McCartney, Nikon, Mia Shvili, Calvin Klein Jeans

Covers:
Allure and Harper’s Bazaar in the U.S.; Arena, Elle and The Face in the UK; American, British, Australian, Italian, and Brazilian editions of Vogue.

Shows:
Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Martine Sitbon, Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton

Cindy Crawford

 

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Cindy Crawford info
COUNTRY: American model
DATE OF BIRTH: Feb 20, 1966
PLACE OF BIRTH: DeKalb, Illinois, USA
EYES: brown
HAIR: brown
Cindy Crawford measurements
CHEST: 86 cm
WAIST: 66 cm
HIPS: 89 cm
HEIGHT: 177 cm
WEIGHT: 59 kg

Cindy Crawford biography

Bio:
Cynthia Ann Crawford was born February 20, 1966, in De Kalb, Illinois. She was discovered by chance by a newspaper photographer, who noticed then 16-year old Cindy at work during her summer job of detasselling corn and took her a picture of her. The photo and the positive feedback surrounding Cindy’s photogenic talents were enough to convince her to quit her day job and take up modelling.

Thanks to two summers of modelling, represented by Elite Model Management in Chicago, the All-American beauty proved to also have brains — she traded in the glamorous life a model (at least temporarily) to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, on scholarship.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Cindy was among the most popular supermodels, a ubiquitous presence on magazine covers, runways, and in fashion campaigns. In July, 1988, she became the first modern supermodel to pose nude for Playboy magazine, in a shoot by photographer Herb Ritts. In October, 1998 Crawford returned to the pages of Playboy for a second, more revealing nude pictorial. That issue was one of the magazine’s all-time biggest sellers.

From 1989 to 1995, Crawford was host of MTV’s House of Style. In the mid-1990s Crawford starred in famous Pepsi and Pepsi Stuff advertising. In 1995 Crawford took her first movie role in Fair Game. Her performance was panned by critics, and the film was a financial failure, with expenses of $50 million and $11 million takings at the box office. She has had several other minor acting jobs since then, none of which have been commercially or critically successful. The closest she has come to a commercially successful acting job has been her series of exercise videos.

She has been featured on the cover of many magazines, including Vogue, W, People, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and Allure. Cindy also appeared in many fashion campaigns during her career, including those for Gianni Versace, Escada, Revlon, Ink. She has also worked for Omega, Maybelline, and Clairol. Of her, famous designer Karl Lagerfeld has said: “She is a classical beauty and the all-American dream girl.” She was nicknamed “Baby Gia” when she entered the modeling industry because of her resemblance to the late supermodel, Gia Carangi.

In 2005, Cindy created a beauty product with Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh called Meaningful Beauty for Guthy-Renker.

Campaigns:
Anne Klein II, Bally, Capezio Bags, Cindy Crawford fragrance, Citroen, Dormeuil, EAS AdvantEdge, El Corte Ingles, Ellen Tracy, Enrico Coveri, Escada, Foster Grant, Gap, Gianni Versace Couture, Grosvenor Furs, H, Halston, Herve Leger, Isaac Mizrahi, JH Collectables, Josie, Kathleen Madden, Keds shoes, Laura Biagiotti, Levante, L’Oreal, MCM, Moulinex, North Beach Leather, Omega watches, Pepsi, Pizza Hut Cheezy Crust Pizza, Revlon, Revlon ‘Fire & Ice’, Sportmax, Swish Jeans, Umberto Ginocchietti, Valentino, Versace, Weight Watchers, Windsmoor

Covers:
(Multiple editions in multiple countries, in total more than 400) Vogue, Cosmpolitan, Elle, Glamour, People, Playboy, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, W, Self, Marie Claire, Allure, Women, Flare, Moda, FHM, Sky Magazine, Loaded, Red, Esquire, Vanidades

Shows:
Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino, John Bartlett, Todd Oldham, Roberto Cavalli, Esteban Cortazar

Naomi Campbell

 

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Naomi Campbell info
COUNTRY: British model
DATE OF BIRTH: May 22, 1970
PLACE OF BIRTH: Streatham, London, UK
EYES: brown
HAIR: brown
Naomi Campbell measurements
CHEST: 86 cm
WAIST: 61 cm
HIPS: 86 cm
HEIGHT: 175 cm

Naomi Campbell biography

Bio:
British born NAOMI CAMPBELL has conquered the fashion industry and achieved iconic status around the world with her incomparable physique and electrifying presence. Since stepping into the limelight over 15 years ago, she has set runways and magazine covers ablaze with a sophisticated, sultry style and singular no-nonsense attitude that together have made her an international celebrity and fashion authority.

Discovered on the streets of London’s Covent Garden when she was just fifteen years old, Naomi soon had the entire fashion world clamouring to capture her inimitable look. Her first cover shoot was for British Elle. Naomi was the first black model to appear on the covers of TIME magazine, and French and British VOGUE, She has worked with the greatest photographers in the world including Patrick DeMarchelier, Steven Meisel, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Ellen von Unwerth, Mario Testino and Peter Lindbergh.

Naomi has walked for the greatest designers and has fronted campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Versace, Jazz, Francois Nars, Dolce & Gabbana and Dsquared. Because of her iconic status, Naomi was recently chosen to headline the campaign of hip-hop brand Rocawear. She is also fronting the current lingerie campaign for H&M, and will be fronting the Louis Vuitton campaign alongside Kate Moss and Amber Valetta for Spring/Summer 2004.

Naomi has proved that her talents reach far beyond the realm of being a supermodel. She has channelled her interests and talents into a wide range of creative ventures including singing, writing and acting. She has brought her charisma to the world of television and film acting alongside international stars, including appearances in films by Michelangelo Antonioni, Steve DiMarco and Spike Lee. As a writer, Naomi co-authored a best selling novel, Swan, published by Heinemann/Mandarin in 1997, followed by a photo book entitled Naomi, with introductions from friends and admirers Iman and Quincy Jones.

Naomi continues to surprise adding new achievements to her illustrious career. As a successful entrepreneur, she has launched her own cosmetics range and September 2002 saw the launch of NC.Connect, her own lifestyle, branding and events company in New York boasting a prestigious client rosta. These business achievements, along with her ongoing modelling engagements and charity work, ensure that Naomi continues to surprise and impress.

Campaigns:
Accessorize, Allessandro Dell’Acqua, Anna Molinari, Antonio Fusco, Absolut Versace, Atelier Versace, Azrouel, Bali, Bloomingdale’s, Blumarine, Burberry, Chloe, Codice, David Yurman, El Corte Ingles, Emanuel Ungaro, Eminence, Falmer, Fendi, Guess, Gianni Versace, H&M, Iceberg, Jazz, Kenar, Lee Jeans, Louis Vuitton, Mango, Naomi Campbell ‘Exult’ fragrance, Nars, Nokia, Olympus Cameras, Ozbek, Pinko, Prada, Pupa, Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Polo Sport, Revlon, Rifat Ozbek, Rocawear, Skinny, Superga, Swish Jeans, Thierry Mugler, Triumph Bras, Valentino, Versace, Victoria’s Secret, Yigal Axrouel, Yves Saint Laurent

Covers:
Vogue, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Photo, Citizen K, GQ, Ragazza, Maxim, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Arena, i-D, Essence, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle TopModel, Ocean Drive, American Photo

Shows:
Anna Sui, Antonio Berardi, Cerruti 1881, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Clements Ribeiro, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferre, Gianni Versace, Givenchy, Helmut Lang, Isaac Mizrahi, Jasper Conran, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Philip Treacy, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Todd Oldham, Versus, Julien MacDonald, Rifat Ozbek, Exte, Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors, Elspeth Gibson, Lawrence Steele, Matthew Williamson, Oscar de la Renta, Robert Cary-Williams, Tommy Hilfiger, Emanuel Ungaro, Dolce & Gabbana, Rosa Cha, Zac Posen, Azzedine Alaia, D&G, Dsquared2, Esteban Cortazar, Luca Luca, Rocco Barocco, Simoneta Ravizza, Elie Saab, Valentino, Jasper Conran, Jennifer Nicholson, Katherine Hamnett, Rosa Cha, Stephen Burrows, Carlos Miele, Atil Kutoglu, Chris Aire, Esteban Cortazar, Heatherette

 

Tyra Banks

 

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Tyra Banks info
COUNTRY: American model
DATE OF BIRTH: December 04, 1973
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California, USA
EYES: green
HAIR: brown
Tyra Banks measurements
CHEST: 88 cm
WAIST: 60 cm
HIPS: 90 cm
HEIGHT: 178 cm

Tyra Banks biography

Bio:
Prior to graduating from Immaculate Heart High School in 1991, she wanted to give modeling a try. She applied and was accepted at Loyola Marymount University, that Elite modeling agency gave the 17-year-old, her first modeling job. Afterwards, she had been rejected many times for modeling assignments, which led her to drop out of college so quickly.

Within Banks’s first week in Paris, other designers were so entranced by her presence on the runway that she was booked for an unprecedented 25 shows–a record in the business for a newcomer. She has done extensive print and/or runway work for fashion/advertising giants such as Anna Sui, Coors Light, CoverGirl, Badgley Mischka, Bill Blass, Cynthia Rowley, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Gemma Kahng, H&M, Isaac Mizrahi, Maria Snyder, McDonald’s, Michael Kors, Milk, Nicole Miller, Nike, Inc., Oscar de la Renta, Pepsi, Perry Ellis, Randy Kemper, Richard Tyler, Rifat Ozbek, Swatch, Todd Oldham, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, XOXO, and Yves Saint Laurent. She has appeared on the covers of such magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Elle. Banks was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 1997, she received the Michael Award for Supermodel of the Year. Also in ’97, she was chosen for the cover of the Victoria’s Secret catalog, making her the first African American to be so honored. Banks retired from modeling in May 2005 to concentrate on her television show. She walked the runway for the final time at the 2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. On numerous occasions, she has been sought after to appear in Playboy magazine; however, she has turned each request down.

Banks’ television career began on the fourth season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which she played lead character Will’s ex-girlfriend Jackie Ames, and made eight appearances throughout the series. Other screen credits include Felicity, MADtv, Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out (in which she was featured as special guest host and team captain), and The Price Is Right (guest-starring as a Barker’s Beauty).

Currently, Banks can be seen on television as the hostess, head judge, and executive producer of the UPN (now the CW) television show America’s Next Top Model. In addition, she does double duty as the host of The Tyra Banks Show, a daytime talk show which premiered on September 12, 2005 and recently began its second season, drawing over 1.9 million viewers an episode. The show features stories about everyday people mixed in with celebrity interviews, much like the early format of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Under the slogan “Every woman has a story…and it happened to Tyra too”, Banks promotes her show using emotional flashbacks to her own childhood and adolescence. Many of the episodes deal with issues facing women today.

On the big screen, Banks has had minor roles in a few movies. Her first big screen role came in 1995 when she co-starred in the critically acclaimed drama Higher Learning. She went on to co-star with Lindsay Lohan in the Disney film Life-Size, playing a doll named Eve who comes to life. Other notable roles include 1999’s Love Stinks, 2000’s Coyote Ugly, and 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection.

In personal life she has previously been linked romantically to musical artist Seal, NBA players Rick Fox and Chris Webber, hockey player Mark Messier, and director John Singleton. She has said repeatedly that she has no plans on dating or getting married any time soon. Currently, she is enjoying the single life and has recently moved to New York City where she focuses on both of her TV shows.

Campaigns:
Alma Couture, CoverGirl, Dolce & Gabbana, Elite chocolate, H&M, Milk, Rifat Ozbek, Swatch skin, Victoria’s Secret, X-O-X-O and Yves Saint Laurent

Covers:
Photo, Max, Harper’s Bazaar, Amica, Anna, Il Venerdi, L’Espresso, Elle, DT, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Elle, GQ, Sports Illustrated, Details, Shape, Fitness, Ocean Drive

Shows:
Bella Freud, Victoria’s Secret, Alberta Ferretti, Anna Molinari, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Yves SaintLaurent

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