Cindy Bruna

NEW YORK NY - NOVEMBER 13: Model Cindy Bruna poses backstage

Bruna in 2013, photo by FashionStock/

Place of Birth: Saint-Raphaël, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Date of Birth: 27 September, 1994

*Italian (father)
*Congolese (mother)

Cindy Bruna is a French fashion model. She is known as the first black model to be accorded a Calvin Klein exclusive.

Her father, Stefano Bruna, was Italian, from Piedmont. Her mother, Eléonore, is Congolese, from Brazzaville. Her parents met while her father lived in the Congo, and she grew up in France. A picture of Cindy with her father can be seen here. A picture of Cindy with her mother can be seen here.

Regarding her African heritage and how it is perceived in the modelling industry, Cindy has stated:

It’s not easy for black girls—everybody knows that. There are usually only three of us in a show at most. I never felt like I had to fight anything because of the color of my skin—it’s my skin, and I can’t change its color. But it’s also not easy because they only have a couple of spots for girls who are black. And then you wonder if they picked you because you are black. But I think it’s changing, and I’m happy to represent that.

One of Cindy’s grandmothers is named Eugé­nie.


Information about, and picture of, Cindy’s family –

26 Responses

  1. Multiethnicchick says:

    Another mixed person being labeled as the first black something thanks to the racist one drop rule. Soon truly black people will cease to exist.

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