1. Her success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson.
2. In 1995, Forbes magazine named her the highest paid model on the planet. Crawford is known for her trademark mole just above her lip, and has appeared on hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career.
3. In her sophomore year at high school, she received a call from a local clothing store regarding modelling work, only to discover that it was a practical joke set up by two of her classmates.
4. However, the following year another store hired a number of high school girls, including Crawford, to work for them (including a fashion shoot).
5. In her junior year local photographer Roger Legel, whose duties included photographing a different college girl to be that week’s coed in the DeKalb Nite Weekly, asked to take her picture for the publication; the result was Crawford’s first cover. The photo and positive feedback she received were enough to convince her to take up modeling.
6. She entered the Elite Model Management’s Look of the Year contest at 17 and was the runner-up.
7. Crawford graduated from DeKalb High School in 1984, as valedictorian. She won an academic scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, which she attended for only one quarter.
8. She dropped out in order to pursue a full-time modeling career.
9. After working for photographer Victor Skrebneski in Chicago, Crawford moved to Manhattan in 1986 and signed with the Elite New York modeling agency.
10. During the 1980s and 1990s, Cindy Crawford was among the most popular supermodels, and a ubiquitous presence on magazine covers, runways, and in fashion campaigns.
11. She was repeatedly and frequently featured on the cover of many magazines, including: Vogue, W, People, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Allure.
12. A partial count in 1998 totalled over 400 appearances. Crawford also appeared in many fashion campaigns during her career, including those for Gianni Versace, Escada, Revlon, and Ink.
13. In 1987, Crawford appeared during the opening credits of the Michael J. Fox film The Secret of My Success.
14. Three years later, she appeared alongside top models Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz and Naomi Campbell on the cover of the January 1990 edition of British Vogue magazine.
15. Crawford and the other four models subsequently appeared in the video for George Michael’s hit “Freedom ’90” later that year.
16. In 2001, Cindy also made a shorter fitness video aimed at children, Mini-Muscles with Cindy Crawford and the Fit-wits, an animated production featuring the voices of Cindy (who also appears at the beginning in live action), Radu and Kobe Bryant.
17. The inaugural issue of George, a short lived political magazine in the 1990s, featured Crawford dressed like George Washington on the cover.
18. In 2005, The American Society of Magazine Editors listed it as the 22nd best magazine cover of the last 40 years.
19. Crawford is 5feet 9inches (175cm) tall, with brown hair and eyes.
20. Her measurements are 34″-25.5″-36″. Crawford’s trademark is a mole (or “beauty mark”) above her upper lip.
21. She is so closely associated with this physical feature that she appeared in an Australian advertising campaign for flavoured milk featuring a TV commercial wherein she “licked off” her own mole. During the beginning of her career, the mole was removed from her earlier modeling pictures, including her first Vogue cover.