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Introduction About Cynthia Bailey
Age is just numerical. How a person will feel about their age, is ultimately subjective. It was proven throughout history by many people who are still working in their respective fields and thriving despite being in their early fifties, an age when people were considering retiring and enjoying their remaining life.
People like Cynthia Bailey who has been actively working for the past 38 years in the modeling and TV industry and still hustling to this day to leave her mark in this world by making the world a better place.
Net Worth & Salary of Cynthia Bailey in 2022
The net worth of Mrs. Cynthia Bailey is around $2.5M in 2022.
She earns around $250K from her TV and modeling gigs, and a portion from her events space, fashion school, and accessories business.
Age, Early Life & Biography of Cynthia Bailey
As of 2022, Cynthia Bailey is around 55 years old.
Cynthia was born as Cynthia Denise Bailey on February 19, 1967, in Decatur, Alabama. Her parents’ names are Elijah and Barbara. Her parents were factory workers who worked at an auto and sewing factory respectively. They had another daughter named Malorie who was born a year later than Cynthia. They raised their daughters and son in Tuscumbia together.
Due to her parents being working parents, she was raised under her grandmother’s care for most of the day until her parents picked them up at night after work. Her grandmother had 11 kids to feed and raise while working outside. She had seen her grandmother Mae Frankie Ford working in a sewing factory, selling hotdogs and hamburgers, and cleaning houses to pay the bills and have a roof over their heads. Bailey regards her grandma as the “first female black entrepreneur she met”.
For her schooling, she graduated from Deshler Highschool and took freshman-level courses at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She often took part in local beauty pageants.
|Birth Date:||February 19, 1967|
|Birth Place:||Decatur, Alabama|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Peter Thomas(m.2010-div.2017)Mike Hill(m.2020-present)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Noelle Robinson|
|Profession:||Model, Actor, Entrepreneur|
|Net Worth in 2022||$2.5M|
|Content Last Updated:||July 2022|
Personal Life of Cynthia Bailey
Bailey had dated her fair share of fine men like Jayson Williams, Russel Simmons, and Leon Robinson during her youth. She turned down a marriage alliance with all of them. She shared a romantic relationship with Leon Robinson and they had one daughter together named Noelle on Nov 9, 1998.
She finally tied the knot with Peter Thomas on July 24, 2010, but divorced six years later due to some disagreements. Like other divorced couples who don’t share good relationships, they still shared a great friendship and encouraged each other to venture into new opportunities whenever they had the chance.
On October 10, 2010, she settled with her second marriage by tying the knot with Mike Hill, a Fox Sports correspondent.
Career of Cynthia Bailey
Cynthia started walking on the ramps from an early age. While in high school, she won the Deshler High School Homecoming Queen award. She was the first African-American to win this award. After this award, she participated in a few other events before catching the eye of Wilhelmina Models talent scout who contacted her for signing a contract. At the age of 18, Bailey packed her bags and left her Alabama hometown to pursue a better life in New York,
She signed a five-year contract with Wilhemina Models. They trained her and polished her skills. She began modeling at age of 18 and made appearances in several magazines. She was featured on Essence magazine’s front cover.
She debuted in “The Dark Power”, a low-budget film released in 1985. It was her first work as an artist. Then after this movie, she went on rocking the ramps of Milan and Paris for a few years. She had worked with fashion brands like Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair.
Her professionalism and work ethic won over Susan L.Taylor, the EIC of Essence. She mentioned Bailey being her personal favorite. She was featured on the covers of June 1995 and the 1997 Essence cover and also seen in other fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair.
Besides working with fashion shows and fashion magazines, she appeared in music videos too. In 1989, she appeared in a music video for the album ‘Technique’ and then in New Order’s video ‘Round and Round’.
Bailey appeared in a few television and film works like Without You, I’m Nothing, The Five Heartbeats, For Love or Money. Bailey appeared in a 1990 sitcom series of The Cosby Show.
October 2010 was the turning point of her life, she joined the reality show ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ for the third season and came into the spotlight. This show featured her relationship with her then-husband Peter Thomas and her friendship with NeNe Leakes.
In 2011, she opened her own Bailey Agency School of Fashion to find young talents and potential to nurture them into future models. Bailey went on to appear in three music videos for Jaheim’s 2013 album Appreciation Day. A few months later, she appeared on a celebrity show ‘Cupcake Wars’, and was a partner with her co-star NeNe Leakes.
In 2015, Cynthia Bailey was featured in the documentary ‘Black Friday’ which is about how the economy of black communities has been affected. She was also invited as a guest judge in the preliminary and finals competition of the 65th Miss Universe, held in the Philippines on January 29, 2017. Bailey had appeared as a guest actor in Last Call and How High 2.
She started another series of fashion lines involving leather goods, candies, and eyewear. Bailey had further opened The Bailey Wine Cellar and The Bailey Room in Atlanta. Even though Bailey is in her mid-50s, she is still in her work field and actively starting a new business and helping the black communities actively. In 2018, Bailey became the brand ambassador for Seagrams and together they created a signature drink called Bellini cocktail together.
Awards & Achievements of Cynthia Bailey
She had received the Shero Icon Award at the 9th Annual Top 25 Women of Atlanta Award. She was counted among the most influential females in Atlanta.
Major Investments and Assets of Cynthia Bailey
Bailey owns real estate properties in Alabama, Texas, Los Angeles, and America. She had owned a house in New York from the time she was associated with The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Cynthia Bailey owns a Range Rover, Toyota, and Ford as a part of her car collections.
Must Watch Latest Video and Trending Photographs of Cynthia Bailey
This video features the journey of Cynthia Bailey about her struggle from a small Alabama town girl to a supermodel walking in the runaways in the mid of the 1980s and 1990s.
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