At 27, Cindy Bruna is one of the most essential models of the moment on the catwalks. Daily was not mistaken in awarding him the title of “Top Model 2016” on December 9, 2016 during the Golden Q ceremony, broadcast on TF1.

Born of an Italian father and a Congolese mother, the Varoise was noticed at the age of 16 by a famous modeling agency. Quickly, she became the darling of the biggest luxury brands such as Balmain, Prada or Calvin Klein. It was with this fashion label that she became the first mixed-race woman to land an exclusive contract. Her meteoric rise in the fashion world allowed her to join the prestigious cast of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2013 at just 19 years old.

Followed today by 1.5 million subscribers on Instagram, the companion of basketball player Serge Ibaka continues to comment on his daily life according to his desires. From her photo shoots to climbing the steps of the Cannes Film Festival, the sublime model is admired by her fans for her beauty and figure. However, discreet about her private life, the young woman chose to speak by publishing this Wednesday, June 1, her autobiography The day I stopped being afraid, at HarperCollins editions.

Witness to the physical and domestic violence suffered by her mother in the face of an alcoholic stepfather, the godmother of the Solidarités Femmes association delivers a poignant story. “My commitment is on a daily basis and takes several forms with several associations. We all have our place and we can all be part of the solution, but we just have to act and be in the action. It is not enough to do big actions, even the smallest will have a positive impact”, explains the supermodel for Planet.