She was just turning 15 when I first met her, but Cris already stood out from the crowd because of her natural beauty and unaffected style, at a time when cosmetics were beginning to form part of our lives. We all wanted to look more beautiful and grown-up. All excepther. She was never interested in colourings or blushes. It was not necessary. Five foot ten inches tall, fresh featured, and with a mane of hair straight out of a Pantene ad, she won the Elite Model Look Spain competition at the age of 16, going on later to represent her country in the famous model agency’s international competition. But this was just the first sentence of Cristina Capella’s CV.
Her career took off abroad. First stop Paris, where she took part in her first advertising campaign for Garnier. New York, Tokyo, Milan and London followed. The result? More campaigns for Pantene, L’ Oréal USA, Herbal Essence, Liberto, Jesús Peiró, Thierry Mugler Make Up and Kookai.
She didn’t pass unnoticed by Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Jean Luis Sherer, TCN, Custo Barcelona, Pronovias, Rosa Clará and Javier Simorra, who all requested her presence on the catwalk.
And as if this were not enough, Cristina has also appeared in editorialsforElle, Marie Claire, Glamour and Cosmopolitan.
In between photoshoots and catwalks, this Catalan top practices yoga, jogs on the beach and plays with Aruba and Sloomp, her cocker spaniel and fox terrier, who inspire her to support the work of the animal welfare charity of Barcelona. This is Cristina Capella.
Written by Patricia Sañes
Correspondentof Grazia magazine in Barcelona