Laetitia Casta Is Voluptuous, Youthful And Sensual Bikini

Youthful And Sensual Bikini

At 5′8″ with her long dark blonde hair framing her alluring face and bright blue eyes, Laetitia Casta is voluptuous, youthful and sensual. She is the essence of the GUESS image in it’s advertising. Born in Normandy on the 11th of May 1978, she is the middle child of father Dominique and mother Line. Laetitia (which means ‘joy’ in Latin) enjoyed drawing and writing stories at an early age, but it wasn’t until she turned 15 that her true talent was discovered. While on a beach near Corsica she was approached by a photographer and agent of a prestigious Paris modeling agency, Madison Models.

Once her father finally agreed to the agency taking some test photographs, her unmistakable potential was recognized by the founder of Madison Models – despite the fact that the shoot occurred without the aid of makeup and a designer wardroom which many models rely on to promote themselves. However, her career did not begin to take off until the director of the French edition of Elle saw and was impressed with Laetitia’s looks.

Modeling contracts and appearances in magazines quickly ensued. Paul Marciano – founder and art director of Guess? who is incidentally accredited for the success of Claudia Schiffer – was taken by Casta’s near perfection. Her work in the Guess ad (she became their new front Girl) was her debut advertising campaign. Shot by Neil Kirk in Jamaica in October 1994, it allowed Americans to become acquainted with Casta. Thanks to Marciano, Guess has brought her international exposure and recognition.

In 1996 she was contracted with Victoria’s Secret, gracing many covers of the catalogue as one of the Angels – the name attributed to the other four models of the company. Then, in 1997 Casta joined fellow models by appearing in the popular Sports Illustrated swimwear edition for a consecutive three years. A year later she was honoured by Rolling Stone. They named her Hottest Model of the Year, and placed a nude Casta on the cover of their ‘Hot’ issue. Although this was not the first time the magazine had featured a nude celebrity on the cover, it was considered the most controversial issue – which provided a lot of publicity for the rising model.

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