Penney in late 2009. She has stated that her family has been in the US for generations and that her ancestry is mostly German English and French. She was discovered at the age of 16 by a newspaper photographer who noticed her at work during her summer job of detasseling corn and took a picture of her.
Her success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film and to work as a spokesperson. Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Crawford (born February 20 1966) is an American supermodel.