Catherine McNeil, Rock of Gateways

It’s time to go to the Antipodes, land of big supermodels as Elle McPherson or Gemma Ward and learn a little more to this Australian beauty call Catherine McNeil that stepping comes on strong and eager on the catwalks.

Known for its campaigns for Hugo Boss and Dolce & Gabbana next to Claudia Schiffer, among others, this rock, fan of Metallica and System of a Down, can boast of being one of the models most quoted today, evidence of this are countless parades that have opened and closed in the latest campaigns.

Marked features, has a figure that resembles the models of the 90s, not in vain I recognize that in any photo I see on her face an air Laetitia Casta, bridging the gap of course.

Despite having just turned twenty dedicates itself to the world of fashion from 14, age to participate in a fashion contest organized by the magazine Australian Girlfriend. Our hero was the winner of this competition, what better to direct his life towards the fashion world since the prize would be a trip to New York to meet with several modeling agencies.

Catherine McNeil It was a very ambitious girl and he has in fact never denied that his main goal was to become model. It took heading to New York to get in this difficult world. The result of the trip was successful, got a contract with the Next Agency, which put as a condition that previously worked in Australia for two years.

In 2006 and 17 years, after two years of blanks in Australia, he would move permanently to New York to begin his professional career. Months later the Agency would send you to Paris, where be held his first serious work, for several weeks would work posing for Mario Testino subsequently becoming one of his muses, performing various editorials and even a cover for Vogue France. Such was the pleasant feeling that our hero created in Mario Testino that this assured him several advertising campaigns for the upcoming season.

His debut on the runways would be at the beginning of 2007 in Milan with a start overwhelming it would be responsible for opening and closing several parades, including the of Pucci, Missoni, Alexander McQueen or Cavalli which would open and close.

After his success in his boot on the runway he would work again with Mario Testino as it had already promised him. The Peruvian photographer would have with her in 2007 for the campaigns of D & G, Hugo Boss and Donna Karan and furthermore also protagonizaría the campaign of Versace.

Now begin the first voices that spoke of Catherine McNeil as a new supermodel, and the truth is that badly designed would not tenor of his following works.

In 2008 would see Catherine paraded in almost all large parades, including Haute Couture of Chanel, Dior, Lacroix and Givenchy. Snap 2008 would put it appearing in the Pirelli Calendar, in which by the way, repeat appearance for the next 2010.

Neither would miss the campaigns, repeating as the image of Hugo Boss, replacing his compatriot Gemma Ward as the image of Jean Paul Gaultier. By the way in this 2008 change her look, with hair a more reddish tone, even if your natural hair is blonde on few occasions have seen it so.

During this 2009 has slightly lost its rhythm on the runway, but yet we continue to see it full of work. The latter have been the of the Louis Vuitton resort collection for 2010 and Dolce & Gabbana together with the very same Claudia Schiffer. Also stars perfume campaign Narciso Rodriguez Essence, the campaign of Christian Dior jewelry and Neiman Marcus’s spring 2009 catalog.

For lovers of chronic pink, commenting that it is usual to see her in many events alongside Freja Beha, in fact the claim that they are more than just simple girlfriends is something that already begins to be rumor.

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