NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Maybelline New York Worldwide
announced today that Julia Stegner, the stunning German supermodel and
media star, has become Maybelline's newest spokesperson. She joins
Maybelline New York's prestigious roster of A-list celebrities including
Christy Turlington, Erin Wasson, Adriana Lima, and Zhang Ziyi.
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In true fairy tale fashion, Julia was discovered in 1999 by a modeling
agency in Munich while she was still in high school. During a trip to Paris
with her mother after graduation, Julia met with major fashion houses who
convinced her to pursue a full time modeling career. After opening the
Autumn/Winter Yves Saint Laurent show in Paris in 2003, she went on to
shoot their campaign. Shortly afterwards, she shot the cover of Italian
Vogue with the immensely talented Steven Meisel. Julia quickly became a
sought after model, gracing, one after the other, the covers of countless
prestigious magazines including Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Japanese
Vogue, German Elle and I-D Magazine to name only a few. Always close to her
family and friends in Munich, she maintained her home base in Germany and
traveled frequently for work. During her visits to New York she grew to
love the city and moved there two years into her career.
Julia is a perfect addition to Maybelline New York's amazing team of
spokesmodels: incredibly fresh, beautiful and cosmopolitan, she is also
very smart, well-spoken and involved. In May 2006 Julia traveled to Sierra
Leone as a good-will ambassador for Unicef. Her trip was documented by
German Vogue in order to help raise awareness for the cause. Julia
continues to remain involved with Unicef and plans to deepen her
involvement to raise money for children in need.
"We are thrilled to have Julia Stegner join our Maybelline New York
family of spokespeople," says Cheryl Vitali, Senior Vice President -
Marketing, Maybelline New York * GARNIER. "Julia embodies the spirited,
confident energy that is Maybelline New York. We're looking forward to
working with her on many campaigns for the brand."
Julia is extremely excited to be joining Maybelline New York because of
her early memories of the brand as one represented by super models and
which made some of the first cosmetic products she ever used. "Growing up I
always used Maybelline products. My first mascara was Great Lash which was
a favorite of all of my friends at the time and which I am still using
today." Julia is honored to become part of the brand legacy and to be a
When she is not traveling the world for work or charitable
involvements, Julia can be spotted playing basketball, her favorite sport,
on the outdoor courts in New York, or riding her bicycle in her East
Julia has also appeared in campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Dolce
& Gabbana and many others. She has also collaborated with the world's most
renowned fashion photographers including Mario Testino, Patrick
Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Craig McDean, Inez and Vinoodh, Steven
Klein, Mert and Marcus, and David Sims.
Julia will make her sensational television and print debut for
Maybelline New York in February 2008.
About Maybelline New York
Maybelline New York is the number one cosmetic brand in the U.S. and
globally and is available in over 90 countries worldwide. Offering more
than 200 products, Maybelline New York combines technologically advanced
formulations with on trend expertise to create accessible cosmetics with a
cool, urban edge. For more information, log on to www.maybelline.com for
the latest news on product introductions, seasonal trends and advice from
Maybelline New York's online beauty advisor.
SOURCE Maybelline New York