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The 22-year old Australian model Catherine McNeil was seen strutting her goods on Sydney’s Bondi Beach in a striped bikini yesterday afternoon. Since this is her first time on the site, here’s more juice:
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cNeil’s modeling career soared to prominence in 2007. She has been featured in advertisements for D & G, Versace, Donna Karan, and Jean Paul Gaultier. She has appeared on the covers of French Vogue, Australian Vogue, V, and Numéro. McNeil appeared in many high-profile runway shows for the Fall/Winter 2007 season, including Shiatzy Chen, Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent. She also opened for Givenchy. Style.com chose her as one of the top ten models of the season.
As of May 2011 she is ranked 24th on the Top 50 Models Women list by models.com, a ranking she shares with Alessandra Ambrosio. Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. She was chosen to be in the Pirelli Calendar 2010 photographed by Terry Richardson in Bahia, Brazil. The calendar was launched January.
In 2009 she was photographed kissing Ruby Rose, an Australian MTV VJ, during a pool party in Los Angeles. The pair were believed to be engaged, however reports have stated the engagement was called off on 2 July 2010. She has, however, recently been seen with a tattoo of Rose’s initials. [Source]