If you're as obsessed with "Real Housewives of Atlanta" as we are, then you're already well-acquainted with the newest cast member, reality newcomer Cynthia Bailey. But did you know that for the past 18 years Bailey has enjoyed a jet-setting career as one of fashion's most highly sought-after models? After high school, with nothing more than a few pageant titles and her Homecoming Queen sash to her name, Bailey moved to New York to become a model. Before she knew it, she'd booked the cover of ESSENCE (her first assignment, yay us!), and was storming runways in Milan, Paris and London. These days, the mother of 10-year-old Noelle is living in Atlanta with her new hubby, entrepreneur Peter Thomas. Here, we take a look back at some of the supermodel's most memorable beauty looks...

Tia Williams
Oct, 19, 2010

If you're as obsessed with "Real Housewives of Atlanta" as we are, then you're already well-acquainted with the newest cast member, reality newcomer Cynthia Bailey. But did you know that for the past 18 years Bailey has enjoyed a jet-setting career as one of fashion's most highly sought-after models? After high school, with nothing more than a few pageant titles and her Homecoming Queen sash to her name, Bailey moved to New York to become a model. Before she knew it, she'd booked the cover of ESSENCE (her first assignment, yay us!), and was storming runways in Milan, Paris and London. These days, the mother of 10-year-old Noelle is living in Atlanta with her new hubby, entrepreneur Peter Thomas. Here, we take a look back at some of the supermodel's most memorable beauty looks.