Model: Cynthia van Strate @ JUNE MODELS
Photography: Alwin Maigler
Styling and Make-Up: Cynthia.
Fashion by Mango.
“My name is Cynthia van Strate, I‘m from Argentina. I grew up with four siblings in a middle-class neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. My childhood was a real treasure and I loved to be part of my big family.
At the age of 16, I participated in a TV-show, called “Argentinia‘s Next Top Model”, where I didn’t expect to come far. But my fate must have been written, because I was one of the six finalists at the show and from that point on, I started my career as a model.
I always wanted to travel, so I used this career to travel as much as I could. Nevertheless i supported and financed my studies with my modeling career. I studied Economics at the University of Buenos Aires.
During one of my work trips to Hamburg, I met the man, who has changed my life On the 4 of February 2012, I met him in a bar in Sternschanze. We managed a long-distance relationship for two years, until we decided to make the big step - Move our lifes together!
In June 2017 we got happily married and I got pregnant, which always was my big dream: to build up a family. But life was not easy. After two miscarriages, I was diagnosted with Thrombophilia, a blood disease that can effect the clotting and thrombus formation and can harm a pregnancy. By talking openly about this disease, i want to raise more awareness for this underestimated disease. Happily the doctors found it on me and now, with easy Heparin treatment, I am eight months pregnant with a healthy baby boy!
As soon as I got a call from June Models, my model agency from Stuttgart, to make this wonderful shoot with Alwin, I was so grateful and excited! I had a great work experience with Alwin, who was always open to hear my ideas. He was very kind and friendly. The shooting couldn’t have been better!! Thanks Alwin for the wonderful pictures! You are a great Photographer! And Thanks to Sarah and Christopher from June Models, for this opportunity!”