Cindy Bruna could be any other 22-year-old posting Instagrams of herself dancing to “Uptown Funk”… except that only hours earlier, she was strutting down the Victoria’s Secret runway in Paris, donning silvery fallen-angel wings.
French model Cindy Bruna is a favorite of casting directors and designers around the world. Thrust into the spotlight at age 18, she’s been walking the hottest runways ever since.
This past week was a huge highlight for her–she was one of three French models to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which took place in Paris for the first time ever, and was broadcast on CBS on December 5th. It was a short stay in Paris for Cindy; she quickly returned to New York where she currently lives with her French boyfriend.
Bruna has adjusted well to New York life. She tells French Morning, “I’ve spent the last three years going between Paris and New York… Everything’s happening in New York right now, there are way more jobs and more money. The market is much more developed in the US for girls of color. There are more photographers and opportunities.”
For Bruna, a 4-year Victoria’s Secret veteran, having the show in Paris was extra exciting. “It represents a lot for me because France is my country and Paris is the city where I started modeling. I’m really happy and really proud!” She even gave France a sweet shout-out in an Instagram video: “To all the French, I hope I make you proud, because I’m proud to be here representing you! Big kisses to everyone, I love you I love you I love you!”
Check out French Morning’s interview with Cindy Bruna, and a glimpse of a day in her fabulous life. (To get English subtitles, turn on CC, the click settings, subtitles, auto-translate, English. Voilà!)