On December 7, 2015, Justin Bieber posted a photograph of a young woman lying down, with her plump lips and doe-eyed expression taking up most of the frame. His caption read, “Omg who is this!!” 1.8 million people liked it, and the Internet quickly figured out the mystery.
She is Cindy Kimberly, a beauty blogger from Spain. She also has a boyfriend. So, his flame was extinguished. Poof. Fame didn’t end for her there, despite her desire to be out of the spotlight. “I’m constantly receiving calls offering me things,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “But I’m focused on my studies and fashion commitments I’d already made.”
So, she’s just not into Bieber, or his life right now. That’s actually quite remarkable – here’s a young woman, who could have been thrust into the spotlight for a couple weeks, months, or years, on the coattails of Justin Bieber, but she said no. Now she’s getting all sorts of offers for products, because of her new fame (thanks to, of course, that Instagram post by Bieber) and she’s still saying no. And people say young people are just lazy and entitled!
While she is definitely keeping her head on straight, she has been asked to model, and has recently accepted a runway debut with a yet-to-be-named designer at Milan Fashion Week.
From Instagram to supermodel…it’s a modern-day fairytale. (Sorry it didn’t work out for you, Prince Charming.)