Model Behavior: Cynthia Bailey

If you're as obsessed with "Real Housewives of Atlanta" as we are, then you're already well-aquainted with the newest cast member, reality newcomer Cynthia Bailey. But did you know that, for the past eighteen 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 pagaent 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 hubbie, entrepreneur Peter Thomas. Here, we take a look back at some of the supermodel's most memorable beauty looks.
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 19, 2010

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If you’re as obsessed with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” as we are, then you’re already well-aquainted with the newest cast member, reality newcomer Cynthia Bailey. But did you know that, for the past eighteen 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 pagaent 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 hubbie, entrepreneur Peter Thomas. Here, we take a look back at some of the supermodel’s most memorable beauty looks.

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Decked out in smokey blue eyeshadow, flawlessly defined brows and a flirty pony, Cynthia Bailey attended the Sports Ball benefit dinner with date, basketball player Jayson Williams.

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Rocking smokey eyes and a sassy fedora, Bailey attended the ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’ premiere with her then-boyfriend, actor Leon.

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At the “Brown Sugar” premiere, Bailey hit the town in a floral halter, a wash of emerald shadow and a coffee-toned lip. So pretty.

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With her white tank, neutral makeup and camouflage bra, Cynthia Bailey sported a sexy, tough chic look at the “Honey” premiere.

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Cynthia Bailey hit a New York City party sporting flawlessly defined brows, rosy cheeks and a neutral lip.

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With her vampy smokey eyes, crushed-berry cheeks and high-shine gloss, Bailey looked every inch the glamour girl at an Atlanta Christmas gala.

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Cynthia Bailey attends the Spelman College scholarship benefit concert with a impeccable face of makeup: Khol-rimmed eyes, rosy cheeks and sheer, raspberry glazed lips.