Pop Culture: Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington: The First Latina Supermodel
Christy Turlington
was discovered as a teenager while riding horses in Miami, where her father worked as a training captain for Pan American. After turning 18, she moved to New York City to model full-time. In no time, Turlington was the face of such noted brands as Calvin Klein, Maybelline and Versace and would appear on more than 500 magazine covers. She even appeared with fellow supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and Tatjana Patitz in George Michael’s “Freedom” video in 1990, which featured the world’s top five models lip-syncing the song. “The greatest model of all time,” declared one casting agent in 2008 about Turlington. “You could combine every model to this day into one person, and they wouldn't come close (sorry, girls).” Ain’t that the fact!

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.