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Stunning Facts About Cindy Crawford, The Original Supermodel

BY MEHROO S. | SEPTEMBER 11, 2019


As one of the original supermodels, Cindy Crawford has packed a whole lot into her career—from magazine covers to runways, from advertisements to films and music videos. She’s done it all, with stilettos on to boot. So slip on a designer dress and read these 44 stunning facts about Cindy Crawford.


Cindy Crawford Facts

1. Cindy in the Middle

Crawford was born Cynthia Ann on Feb 20, 1966 in Dekalb, Illinois. The second oldest of four, Crawford had two sisters, Chris and Danielle, and a younger brother named Jeffrey. In many ways, she had a typical middle-class uprbinging:

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 Her father, John Daniel, was an electrician, while her mother Jennifer-Sue worked as a bank teller.

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2. Look at Me

When Crawford burst onto the American fashion scene, her dark looks and confidence changed the game. As fashion designer Michael Kors once put it, “Cindy changed the perception of the ‘sexy American girl’ from classic blue eyed blonde to a more sultry brunette with brains, charm, and professionalism to spare”. Break that mold, Cindy.

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3. Holy Moly!

Crawford appeared on an episode of the series Who Do You Think You Are in 2013 and discovered something incredible about her ancestry. Like many people, she’s descended from a collection of earls, counts, and aristocrats—but one ancestor blows them all way. Most impressively, Crawford traced her lineage all the way to the famous Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.

As she said, “Not too bad for a simple farm girl from Midwest potato-eating folk”.

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