Saturday, February 14, 2015

Model Cheryl Tiegs

Okay, do I really have to explain who this is?

Cheryl Tiegs is one of the first celebrity models in fashion and beauty history.  In the seventies, every American male over twelve knew her name as well as her face, and almost all of them had a crush on her.  She was on of the most ubiquitous faces of the era, exemplifying the "All-American look."  (The photo above is from a 1972 Revlon ad.)

Raised in the Los Angeles area, the Minnesota-born Ms. Tiegs began modeling as a teenager for Teen magazine and Seventeen magazine and became synonymous with the the mystique of southern California, much like her peer Kathy Davis (an earlier honoree on this blog).

She would appear on the covers of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and she also modeled for Cover Girl cosmetics in addition to Revlon, but it was her frequent appearances in the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue that made her a legend.  Her fame led to four cover stories in People magazine at a time when most models weren't known by their names.

In the eighties, she developed a line of clothing and accessories for Sears, helping the then-sagging fortunes of the national department store chain.  Those fortunes have since sagged again, but Cheryl Tiegs is still gorgeous and stunning enough to lend her allure to Sears once more.  This is her in 2009 . . .

. . . and here's a picture of her from 2012.

Did I happen to mention she's a fitness expert who's made workout videos?  Well, yeah, I'm sure you've figured that out. :-) 

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