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Full name: Christina Turlington.
Born: January 2, 1969 in Valnat Creek (Walnut Creek), California, USA.
Mother: Lisa Turlington - a native of El Salvador - stewardess airline Pan Am.
Father: Duane Turlington - an American of English descent - pilot Pan-Am.
Sisters: Irene and Keighley Turlington.
Size (chest-waist-hips): 86-56-89 cm.
Agency: FORD MODELS, INC.
Christie was born on January 2, 1969 in Valnat Creek (Walnut Creek), California.
As a child, Christie never thought about a career in the fashion industry. When the photographer Danny Cody "found" in Florida, thirteen-year-old girl Kristi, she was not interested in anything except the horses ...
She takes part in several competitions and at the insistence of his father, a man sporting a warehouse, is engaged in daily workouts after school campus Korely-Gable, which grew Kristi and her two sisters.
The term "fashion" at that time had not yet entered her world, even when on the advice of her mother, she was buying the famous magazine for girls "Seventeen", to learn how to make up and find your style ...
But Danny Cody firmly believed: Kristi necessarily be a star! Her parents initially hesitated, but finally gave their consent, and a young girl with beautiful green eyes, has signed a contract with the local agency. The first sessions were photographed in the evenings after school or on weekends. First shooting her amused: it was like a game, and no more. Christie did not take seriously a new occupation - as she later recalled, she thought that working model will bring her the money for horseback riding lessons.
Christie's first work - a series of promotional photos for the stores "Emporium Capwell". Paid her a hundred dollars an hour. Several months later, her work record has already looked quite solid. In Miami, her name was on the lips of everyone who was involved in the fashion. You bet! Grain of the future top model gave the first sprouts! Rumors Christie very soon came to New York. Home priestess in the world of models Eileen Ford, of course, could not miss the rising star. One of its agents, Christie offered a contract for work in Paris. On what happened next, Christie does not like to remember ...
She was chosen for a series of promotional photos, but once she inadvertently failed to appear at the shooting and was immediately dismissed. With a sense of pride disadvantaged girl went home, in the United States. At the time, began his career as Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Pauline Porizhkova and Cindy Crawford. It was in the early eighties. After a decade of domination blondes finally shares rose brunettes. Soon will come, and her hour: after all, Eileen Ford has not renounced its intention to make a top model Christie. Eileen insisted on its return to New York and arranges her work with the major fashion magazines and the best photographers. While Christie was 16 years old. (photos)
She was lucky: on the recommendation of the Italian edition of the magazine "Vogue" renowned photographer Arthur Elgort invites her to him in Milan. On that day, photographer working in his studio with a famous fashion model Cheryl Tigs. Prevailed in the studio "Hollywood" atmosphere like Christie, and when it came her turn, she felt completely relaxed. Arthur Elgort immediately appreciated and her appearance and demeanor in front of the lens. Then a series of photographs Christie orders magazine "Vogue" in the U.S.. It would seem that success is very close ... Nevertheless, it took another two years before Kristi became a professional fashion model, and finally settled in New York. After all, she had to finish school.
In 18 years with a diploma in his pocket a beautiful California girl, originally from the suburbs of San Francisco, is finally ready for a career that is growing rapidly since 1987. Italian magazine "Vogue" puts the photograph on the cover Christie. And then everything went like clockwork. Christie worked with the best fashion photographers: Herbie Ritts, Patrick Demarchelier, Irving Penn, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel. Famous couturiers invited her to demonstrate fashion: Versace, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Azzedine Alai ... So for her it is universally recognized.
In 1989, Christy signed an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein advertising of spirits "Eternity". Cosmetics company Maybelline offers her a lead role in an advertising campaign that worked photographers Arthur Elgort, Ellen von Unwerth and Pamela Hanson. In Japan, it became the inspiration advertising campaign for the cosmetics company Shiseido. Although due to these contracts Christie became rich and famous, success has not gone to her head.
Christy knows the value of money and once said on this occasion: "I do not spender, because I know that money does not grow on a tree". However, this does not prevent it from being truly generous: the proceeds from the sale of calendars with photographs of her, Christy passes to the American Foundation for El Salvador. The Fund provides financial assistance to disadvantaged of this small Central American country, the birthplace of her mother. Christy also participates in other charitable events, such as animal rights. During the campaign, organized by Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), she posed naked in front of Steven Klein to boycott those who wear clothes trimmed with natural fur. And recorded in his workbook: "No advertising furs!" Finally, it cooperates with the Association of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer in the fight against serious disease - breast cancer. We can say that Christie stands on all fronts! As, however, and her friends (Linda, Naomi, Cindy ...), who want not just be the beauties, but also to do something useful, you want people.
Despite the dizzying career, Christie maintains composure. This top model from the Ford agency did not succumb to the temptation to adorn themselves with jewels and forged various tinsel, buy limousines and rent expensive apartments in luxury hotels. In his 30 years Christie understands how ephemeral glory of the top models. She knows that the satiated audience very quickly. That is why Christie shows high demand and intelligibility in the professional plan. Only in this way, she believes, can remain among the leading.
Today, Miss Turlington is, without doubt, one of the best top models. Her beauty, which will always be in fashion, known and recognized around the world. Famous Metropolitan Museum in its own way paid tribute to a remarkable fashion models by ordering the 120 casts of her face in order to "refurbish" the head of the dummies in the museum of fashion. Pictures in fashion magazines, photographs, widely spread throughout the country - here he is, is a triumph on all fronts, Kristi. Young, beautiful and free, Christie does not consider herself a beauty, which reached heights unattainable. This "baby, . which is worth a million dollars ", . recently become (along with Naomi, . Al and Claudia), co-owner Fashion Cafe, . only dream about, . as quickly as possible to retire, . to, . Finally, . realize their dream: to live in a big house surrounded by a number of children ..,
In an interview with a French magazine, Christie said: "I like to try their hand at what has never engaged. All that one is difficult, while others simply impossible, I get excited ". Will come whether the end of a career KristiN Yes, but not tomorrow. Tireless top model is not just surprise us ...
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