Local girl makes good

Once one of the super-er of supermodels, Angela Lindvall was born 31 years ago today in Midwest City, Oklahoma, just east of the OKC, and grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. About ten years ago she looked like this:

Angela Lindvall for Tommy Hilfiger

Angela Lindvall and her childrenToday Lindvall, divorced, lives in Topanga Canyon with her two seriously-cute boys and devotes herself to environmental causes and sustainability; she started the Collage Foundation to support, she says, “an engaged alternative to apathy.” The camera, for its part, clearly still thinks she’s wonderful; the shot to the right comes from a summer ’09 session for the British edition of Vogue, and demonstrates pretty nicely that bewitching and bucolic aren’t mutually exclusive. Those jeans, though, have pretty much had it.

Disclosure: I used to have a picture of Lindvall — a trifle more revealing than either of these — as wallpaper on my trusty Toshiba notebook.

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6 comments

  1. Jeffro »

    14 January 2010 · 8:25 pm

    I hope she makes enough money to buy jeans without such huge holes in them. Oh, wait…..

  2. Lisa Paul »

    14 January 2010 · 9:10 pm

    Oklahoma really embraces its own. I loved driving through the State and seeing signs at every burg and hamlet announcing who was born there. From the legendary (Mickey Mantle) to the “famous for 15 minutes” (a few American Idol contestants).

  3. CGHill »

    14 January 2010 · 9:46 pm

    Indeed. Lindvall didn’t hang around here long enough to go to school, though; she grew up southeast of Kansas City.

    The AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, home of the Oklahoma City RedHawks of the Pacific Coast League, is at 2 Mickey Mantle Drive.

  4. Jeffro »

    15 January 2010 · 9:45 am

    I swear, the town that wins the “honor their own” contest would have to be Laverne, OK. Jane Jayroe, Miss America 1967. HUGE arched metal banner display traversing the street at their stoplight. Over the years, it started getting ratty, and for a while, it was gone. However, the sign has been restored to it’s glory and is baaaack!

    Good grief. She was a Miss America closing in on fifty years ago – she didn’t invent flying jet packs or something useful, for crying out loud.

  5. CGHill »

    15 January 2010 · 10:18 am

    Yeah, but Jayroe had a substantial career in Oklahoma City television after that, and guess which TV market Laverne is in?

    Of course, if she some day does invent flying jet packs, we’ll have to put up statues.

  6. Jeffro »

    15 January 2010 · 12:31 pm

    Oh yeah, I remember when she was on tv, and when she came back. I could go for statues.

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