Cindy had 3 siblings. She had a rough time as a kid when her brother Jeff died in Leukemia. She had good grades in school and graduated to DeKalb high as Valedictorian. She also attended to Northwestern University but never graduated.She got her first job as a spokesman for Pepsi. That was the beginning of her career success. Later she also hosted a MTV show called ''House of Style'', which, I think is the most popular MTV show. And, she has also made calendars as almost all models have done. Half of the money she earns (from calendars) goes to organizations which helps people with Leukemia. Nowadays she's the owner of about 10 million dollars. Her picture has been displayed at hundreds of covers to magazines and other kind of media.