Bursting onto the fashion scene in the early 1990s, Cynthia Bailey has given us two gorgeous ESSENCE magazine covers, a film and her life as a cast member on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Now as we prepare to see Mrs. Peter Thomas at the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience on July 6-8 in New Orleans, let's take a look back at Cynthia's career.
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Following her first ESSENCE cover, Cynthia’s career continued to grow. She lived abroad in Paris and Milan, where she walked the runway for numerous designers before moving back to the Big Apple. Home in the states, Cynthia grabbed opportunities with large campaigns like Maybelline, Oil of Olay and Target along with magazine spreads in Vogue, Glamour, ELLE and Vanity Fair.
Naturally as a hot model in New York City, there’s always an event to attend. Here’s the svelte star with date and former basketball player Jason Williams at the Sports Ball benefit dinner in April 1996.