HULIQ is pleased to offer an exclusive preview of Christy Turlington-Burns, the American beauty gracing the cover of the summer issue of Capitol File magazine. Married to actor/writer/director Ed Burns, Christy talks about being a mom, modeling and her charity efforts.
Christy Turlington-Burns Talks About Modeling, Motherhood and More
Beautiful Christy Turlington-Burns has completed dozens of modeling contracts and her face has been admired around the world. This American beauty was discovered in her early teens and has become the one of the most revered and successful models in history.
Despite her success as a model, she always knew she wanted to do something more. Her early jet-set modeling life exposed her to many things. She told Capitol File magazine no matter where she was in the world, she found a way to go father and stay longer. Her sisters and their friends were all studying and learning in college and she was envious.
Turlington-Burns said after a few years of modeling, she had felt she had learned all she needed to know about it. She admitted, “Really so few of the days and years as a model were that satisfying. And when it started to define me, I thought, Uh Oh, I'm not comfortable with this.”
The modeling world did open her up to future experiences, such as her charity efforts and involvement with organizations like The American Cancer Society. She is also the co-founder of Every Mother Counts, an advocacy and mobilization campaign to increase support and education for maternal mortality reduction.
Motherhood has also changed Turlington-Burns' life. In 2000, she met actor/writer/director Edward Burns at a party in the Hamptons. The couple married in 2003 and have two children, a daughter Grace and a son Finn. Bono, a good friend of Turlington, attended the wedding. The family resides in New York City. Love runs in the family with Christy's sister Kelly married to Brian Burns, Ed Burns' brother. They have a son and Brian Burns worked as a writer and supervising producer on the HBO hit TV series "Entourage."
Her husband Ed Burns wrote, directed and starred in the drama, “She's The One” with Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz and Amanda Peet as well as “Sidewalks of New York.” He has also had a variety of television appearances including “Will and Grace” and “Entourage.” Both of them are successful in their careers and as parents.
Turlington-Burns is happy to be a mom and knows it will be for the rest of her life. She admits there is just so much that needs to be done. She also realizes as a mother and model than anyone can make a difference in the world and it is an important thing to do. As the co-founder of Every Mother Counts, Turlington-Burns has explored the sadder side of motherhood in her recent debut documentary.
Christy Turlington-Burns Talks About Charity
After modeling and traveling around the globe, Turlington-Burns knew there was more she had to do. She also faced the death of her father from lung cancer in 1997. These experiences led her to some of the charitable work she does today.
Because of the loss of her dad, it was important for Turlington-Burns to be involved with the Centers for Disease Control and the American Cancer Society's truth campaign. Turlington-Burns stated to Capitol File magazine, “To this day, people will come up to me and say they quit smoking because of that campaign.”
Knowing this is very gratifying. It gives her the ability to reaffirm her commitment to the cause. She reaches out to connect with people who have struggled with it. Turlington-Burns also indicated there are enough concerned people in the world to make changes and make a difference. As a mother, Turlington-Burns is compassionate to the needs of mothers all over the world, especially those who do not get the proper care.
Christy Turlington-Burns made her directorial debut with the film, “No Woman, No Cry” for Every Mother Counts. In this gripping film, Turlington-Burns shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant woman around the world. Her stories include a prenatal clinic in the United States, a Bangladesh slum, a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania and a port-abortion ward in Guatemala. Every minute a woman dies from a pregnancy related complication, but many of these deaths can be prevented. Below is the compelling trailer for, “No Woman, No Cry.”
According to Turlington-Burns, “It's not as if people need to only support my issue.” She encourages people to look for something. She conveys anyone who is inclined really can make a difference if they use their voice. Turlington-Burns is a shining example of using your life experiences to help others and make a change.
To find out more about Turlington-Burns and her life as a mother, model and charity supporter, pick of the summer issue of Capitol File magazine currently hitting the stands.
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