Rogue Cinema Sleepover Girl – July 2015
All about Cindy:
Age: “The new 26”
Some of my favorite things: Pageants-competitions, kayaking, exercising, pets.
Hobbies / special skills: Reading, makeup artistry and learning to bowfish!
Number of years acting / modeling: I’ve been a professional model for over 26 years and acting for over 20 years.
Favorite films: Pretty Woman, Jaws and Million Dollar Baby.
Acting / modeling gigs that I’m the most proud of: Budweiser Model hydroplane racing circuit, Acting-Catwoman.
What I look for in a potential acting or modeling job: I make sure it’s a fun cast or crew to be around and work with!
My website: http://www.Cindy1.citymax.com
Bio: Cindy McDonald is a native of southern Indiana and has been a model for 36 years and a professional model for over 26 years having won numerous pageants and other modeling awards and model searches over the years. Cindy has been featured on several magazine covers as well. Starting at the age of 9 Cindy began enjoying time in the spotlight by simply participating in local plays and fashion shows. At that early age she realized she had dreams of being in the public eye and wanted to pursue them fiercely. She joined her local 4-H organization and began to make and model her own clothes at the State Fair level. Cindy also participated in sports and excelled in basketball in which Indiana is well known for. She was also a badminton champion.
In her teen years Cindy had begun participating in pageants on the local levels. Although she did not win the first several contests she was determined to succeed with her abilities. As with the modeling and pageantry industry along came some criticisms. Shortly after her first year of competitions she began placing and winning many contests. Realizing that entering these contests required a rather expensive wardrobe to meet requirements Cindy often held down three jobs in order to compete. Driven by her dreams and talent Cindy continues to excel in many fields. She can most recently be seen as a featured extra in the movie “Secretariat” starring Diane Lane and John Malcovich. On August 10th 2011 she appeared on the season finale as a pageant judge for the Toddlers and Tiaras series on the TLC channel. She was most recently named the International Cover Model for the Miss Tourism pageant system. She has written for many beauty publications in which she teaches self esteem to women of all ages.
“There isn’t one day that goes by that I don’t dream….if you quit, you die a little inside as each minute passes”…..
Cindy has learned over the years about how to reinvent herself to make herself marketable in the ever changing fashion, editorial, commercial and promotional world. She is currently signed with over 50 promotional modeling companies and works over 100 promotions a year for various campaigns.
Photography Credits: Rick Hunt
Thanks Cindy! If you’re an actress or otherwise involved in the independent film industry and would like to be a Rogue Cinema Sleepover Girl of the Month, head on over to the Sleepover Girl info page to find out how.