Top 10 Facts - Cindy Crawford
Fact #1

Her full name is Cynthia Ann Crawford. She was born in DeKalb, Illinois. She has two sisters, Chris and Danielle, as well as a brother Jeffery who died of childhood Leukemia at age 3.

Fact #2

She entered the Elite Model Management's Look of the Year contest at 17 and was the runner-up. Elite Model Management in Chicago then started representing her.

Fact #3

She won an academic scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, which she attended for only one quarter. She dropped out in order to pursue full-time modeling career.

Fact #4

After working for photographer Victor Skrebneski in Chicago, Crawford moved to Manhattan in 1986 and signed with the Elite New York modeling agency. Her success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and ?lm, and to work as a spokesperson.

Fact #5

In 1995, Forbes magazine named her the highest paid model on the planet. She was named No. 3 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s and was named one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" by Men's Health.

Fact #6

Crawford also appeared in many fashion campaigns during her career, including those for Gianni Versace, Escada, Revlon, and Ink. She has also worked for Omega, Maybelline, Clairol, and Chilean retail stores Ripley.

Fact #7

In 2005, The American Society of Magazine Editors listed it as the 22nd best magazine cover of the last 40 years.

Fact #8

In 2005, Crawford launched a new line of furniture under the "Cindy Crawford Home Collection" name. She also has a furniture line with Raymour & Flanigan and launched home goods line with J. C. Penney in late 2009.

Fact #9

In 2009, Crawford was one of many celebrities to be photographed by Deborah Anderson for the coffee table book Room 23, produced by philanthropist Diana Jenkins.

Fact #10

In 2007, she became an of?cial supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a member of their celebrity board, called the Friends of RMHC.

Fact #11
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