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Andreea Diaconu

Andreea Diaconu
Michael Kors Spring-Summer 2014 18.jpg
Diaconu in 2014
Born (1991-03-28) 28 March 1991 (age 27)
Bucharest, Romania
Occupation Model
Modeling information
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Blue
Agency
  • IMG Models (New York, Paris, Milan, London, Los Angeles)
  • Traffic Models (Barcelona)
  • Modelwerk (Hamburg)
  • Stockholmsgruppen (Stockholm)[1]

Andreea Diaconu (Romanian pronunciation: [anˈdreja ˈdjakonu]; born 28 March 1991) is a Romanian model. She is one of the most popular models from Romania.[2] She has been featured on the covers of magazines from France, Romania, Russia, Spain, and Switzerland.[3] Diaconu posed for a Vogue magazine for the first time at age 21, for the February 2013 issue.[4] She is the face of Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Belstaff. In 2014, she was shot in a spring campaign for Belstaff, featuring David Beckham.[5]

Diaconu is notably the second Romanian, after Diana Moldovan, to pose for the famous Victoria's Secret catalog.[6] Moldovan and Diaconu have also opened three health food restaurants called Moo Moo near Bucharest.

Biography

Diaconu was 11 years old when a local scout first approached her to enter the field of modeling; however, she did not take them up on their offer until she was 13. She was discovered while swimming in a public pool. She explained her initial reluctance to become a model in an interview with the Daily Front Row, saying that the preconception of models is not great where she comes from, which is why she was not attracted to the idea. She added that encouragement from her friends and the money convinced her to pursue a career in modeling.[7] Diaconu further elaborates on her first few years as a model in this excerpt from an interview with WSJ magazine:

If she were not a model, she has described her dream job as either a karate instructor, translator, or surfer. Other than one show in London at age 13, Diaconu first showed on the runway during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2006 at age 14 for Dolce & Gabbana. She later moved to New York City when she was 20 years old to continue pursuing her career as a model.[8][9]

Other than modeling, she has expressed interest in attending college and stated in an interview with Into the Gloss in September 2014 that she was studying social psychology at Western University.[10] Diaconu can speak five languages, including three fluently along with some French, Italian, and some basic Mandarin.[11][12]

Career

Diaconu has appeared on the covers of French, American, Spanish, Dutch, German, Brazilian, Korean, Mexican, and Turkish Vogue, French, Russian, and Romanian Elle, and W.

Diaconu has walked the runways for Roberto Cavalli, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Balmain, DKNY, John Galliano, Chanel, Blumarine, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Emilio Pucci, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marchesa, Giorgio Armani, Thierry Mugler, Moschino, Stella McCartney, DSquared2, Tom Ford, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, rag+bone, Chloé, Missoni, Gianfranco Ferré, Emporio Armani, Prabal Gurung, Céline, and Lanvin.

She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Viktor & Rolf, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Donna Karan, Céline, Tiffany & Co., De Beers, Chloé, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Tod's, Salvatore Ferragamo, David Yurman, Giuseppe Zanotti, Trussardi, Isabel Marant, Balmain, Max Mara, Adolfo Dominguez, Custo Barcelona, J. Crew, H&M, Juicy Couture, and Gap.

She is currently the face of Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist fragrance campaign as well as Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb fragrance campaign.[13]

Thanks to its representation company ZMGROUP always active in major magazine covers and fashion shows.

Philanthropy

Although she states that while she is not an activist, she believes in fighting against racism and homophobia in her own country as well as building "sustainable environment and economical growth in places such as Nairobi, where rape among 6-15 year olds is not uncommon". When asked what she would stand up for, she said:

She is involved with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Art and Abolition, an organization dedicated to ending child sex slavery in East Africa.

References

  1. ^ [models.com]
  2. ^ "Andreea Diaconu, alături de David Beckham în reclamele pentru colecţia casei Belstaff" (in Romanian). 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  3. ^ "Andreea Diaconu at fashionmodeldirectory.com". Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  4. ^ "Andreea Diaconu at Vogue France". Retrieved 2014-03-01.
  5. ^ Christopher, Parr. "David Beckham and Andreea Diaconu for Belstaff Spring 2014 by Peter Lindbergh". Retrieved 2014-03-01.
  6. ^ "Andreea Diaconu, imaginea parfumului Signorina Salvatore Ferragamo" (in Romanian). 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  7. ^ "Model Moment With Andreea Diaconu". 2015-03-05. Retrieved 2015-07-24.
  8. ^ Blasberg, Derek (2014-01-15). "Andreea Diaconu's Model Behavior". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
  9. ^ "Model Wall: Andreea Diaconu". Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  10. ^ "Andreea Diaocnu, Model - Into The Gloss". 2014-09-08. Retrieved 2015-07-24.
  11. ^ "Exclusive Interview - Andreea Diaconu". 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  12. ^ "Andreea Diaconu for WSJ Magazine February 2014". 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  13. ^ "Andreea Diaconu Seduces in Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Ad". Fashion Gone Rogue. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-24.
  14. ^ "more than a model: andreea diaconu". 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2015-07-24.

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