During the 1990s, Pepsi ran several popular ad campaigns and had multiple celebrities appear in their advertisements as part of the corporation’s fight for market share with Coca-Cola. One of them was Cindy Crawford, the supermodel known for her undeniably beautiful athletic build and all-American looks. Netflix’s ‘Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?’ actually delves into one such campaign that seemingly had unintended consequences and even featured an interview with Cindy. So, let’s find out more about her then, shall we?
Where is Cindy Crawford Today?
Cindy Ann Crawford was born on February 20, 1966, to Dan Crawford and Jennifer Sue Crawford-Moluf. She was a class valedictorian in high school and then went on to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. However, she dropped out during her first year to pursue modeling. In 1982, she won the Look of the Year contest held by Elite Modeling Agency, and within months she was on the cover of Vogue.
In the following years, Cindy was featured on multiple magazine covers with several other supermodels and appeared in George Michael and Jon Bon Jovi’s music videos. The magazines she posed for included Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Playboy, and Cosmopolitan, among others. She had also struck multimillion-dollar deals to endorse Revlon and Pepsi. In fact, it was her 1992 ad for the latter that had her wearing the now iconic white tank top and denim cut-offs.
Cindy’s success then propelled her into a short-lived movie career, where she appeared in ‘Fair Game’ in 1995 and ‘The Simian Line’ in 2001. Coming to her television stint, the young model hosted MTV’s ‘House of Style,’ a show focused on supermodels and their lives, from 1989 to 1995. Besides that, she also hosted a special on ABC titled ‘Sex with Cindy Crawford.’ The truth is she is considered one of the most successful models to have ever graced the ramp, which is why it’s no surprise that she has walked for Chanel, Christian Dior, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana, among others.
We should mention Cindy has also talked about how her brother’s death from leukemia affected her. She was only ten years old when her brother, Jeff, died after being diagnosed about a year prior. She said, “I don’t think that at age 10 that I knew that it was terminal, and I had not had any close experience with death and did not understand death. My brother did know. At one point for sure I know, because my mother said she found him sitting in his room. He was sitting at his little table, and she said, ‘What are you doing?’ And he said, ‘I’m praying.’ And she said, ‘What are you praying about?’ He said, ‘So that when I die, you’ll be OK.’ As a mom now, I can’t imagine hearing your child say that.”
Additionally, Cindy has been quite honest about aging and doesn’t like to be called ageless. She added, “It puts too much pressure on me. I know all the ways that I’ve aged. My face has gotten much thinner; my mouth isn’t as full. Being told I’m ageless isn’t right. I’m not 25, so why should I be trying to look 25? Why do I want someone to mistake me for a 25-year-old? I’ve had children. I have all this life experience.”
However, in 2004, Cindy co-founded Meaningful Beauty, an anti-aging skincare line, with Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh. The brand has honestly been quite successful, especially as it currently has over $100 million in revenue. In June 2021, the model even expanded its wings by launching the Meaningful Beauty hair care line. Furthermore, Cindy has her own line of furniture that she hoped would appeal to a wide range of lifestyles.
On the personal front, she was married to Richard Gere from 1991 to 1995. In 1998, Cindy married Rande Gerber, a former model and businessman. The couple seems to be based out of California at the moment, but they recently sold their home in Beverly Hills. Plus, in 2020, Cindy and Rande bought a vacation waterfront property in Miami Beach, Florida. They have a son and a daughter named Presley and Kaia, respectively, who are both models. Cindy seems to have a close relationship with them both and recently went to Burning Man with Kaia.
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