Oh, Catherine McNeil‘s beauty is the stuff of legends. I mean, I’m pretty sure that kind of look is the reason for the Trojan war.
Catherine here is so gorgeous that you’d totally, totally be crushing on her. And yes, you are probably going to bookmark this entry so that you can stare at her every time burnout catches up. Oh, and there’s more to her than just her gorgeous looks. Read on and fall for her more.
Who is Catherine McNeil?
Catherine is an Australian fashion model who rose to prominence after being named by British Vogue as one of their Head Girls and was labeled a model to watch in 2007.
At fourteen years old, she won a model search contest hosted by Girlfriend. Vogue Paris declared her as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
Her Early Life
Catherine McNeil was born on March 20, 1989, in Brisbane, Australia in the suburb of Coopers Plains, Queensland. She is also a citizen by descent of New Zealand. She began modeling in her teens and said that it was the only thing she felt she did well.
Catherine was signed with photographer Mario Testino for a six-month contract in 2006, whom she claims to have never heard of prior to their meeting. Her first major cover was for V magazine who predicted she would be a supermodel. She was photographed by Mario Testino for the D&G pre-fall campaign and the Hugo Boss Fall ad campaign in 2007. That same year, she was also the face of the Donna Karan fall ad campaign and was featured in the Versace campaign alongside Kate Moss. She opened the fall Alexander McQueen, Alessandro Dellacqua, Givenchy, and Missoni shows in Paris and Milan and closed the fall Gucci show in Milan. She was featured on Style.com’s Top Ten New Faces for Fall 2007. S he has appeared in advertising campaigns for Givenchy, Dior, Carolina Herrera, Gap, Narciso Rodriguez, Donna Karan, Uniqlo, Express, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, Printemps, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Barneys New York, Versace, and Hermès.
Catherine opened the Spring Carolina Herrera, Zac Posen, Thakoon, and Preen shows in New York and closed the Spring MaxMara show in Milan in September 2007. In October 2007, she closed the Spring Christian Dior show in Paris. In 2008, she was photographed for the French Vogue and Pirelli Calendar. She became the face of Jean Paul Gaultier, replacing Gemma Ward, and renewed her contract with Hugo Boss. During January 2008, she walked for the spring Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Givenchy, and Jean-Paul Gaultier couture shows in Paris.
At the peak of her career, she was ranked 12th on the Top 50 Models Women list by models.com. She was chosen to be in the Pirelli Calendar 2010 and was photographed by Terry Richardson in Bahia, Brazil. After taking a break from modeling, from 2009 to 2012, her big return was the Fall/Winter season in 2013. That year, she opened 7 shows and became the first face of FashionTV. The next years were successful as well: she appeared in Kenneth Cole, Donna Karan, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, and Blumarine. She also appeared in advertising campaigns by Dior eyewear and Giorgio Armani and appeared on the covers of Turkish, Russian, Mexican, and Australian Vogue as well as Numero, i-D, W, Dazed & Confused, Pop, Rika, Interview, Antidote, and Muse.
Models.com declared Mcneil as an industry icon in 2014.
Facts and Trivia
In late 2009, she was photographed kissing Australian model and actress Ruby Rose during a pool party in Los Angeles. The pair were reportedly engaged, but the engagement was called off on 2 July 2010. She subsequently started dating British male model Miles Langford, and the couple became engaged in 2013. However, the pair later called off the engagement.
Catherine has a plethora of tattoos, the majority of which are on her back.
Her Body Measurements
Catherine stands 5 feet, 11 inches and she possesses a 33-24-34 figure.