“I sincerely feel that beauty largely comes from within.” Christy Turlington(1)

Today in 2002, Christy Turlington said that she would never consider cosmetic surgery and was alarmed by America’s obsession with it.

The model, known for her work for Calvin Klein and Maybelline, began her fashion career at age 17. Since then, she has achieved ultimate stardom, appearing on numerous covers and entering into multiple business ventures.

Although she continued to make a name for herself in the modeling profession, Turlington insisted on using her fame to help charities. She became the ambassador of multiple charitable campaigns, and helped raise money for public health throughout the world.

Turlington, lucky to be blessed with natural beauty, wants to dedicate her time to ensure that all women feel unique and beautiful.

Sources: 1, 2, 3