Professional International model, beauty queen, skincare specialist and spokeswoman who resides in Manhattan, New York. Chrystiane is of Brazilian descent, born in Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil.
Gaygher is multiracial, of Portuguese, indigenous Native American, German and African heritage. A successful model from the age of 14, Chrystiane showed to be natural. Her talents allowed her to travel throughout Brazil, Europe, Asia and South America. In 2007, Chrystiane participated in “Beleza Brazil” one of the country’s top pageants and placed “Runner-up.”
In 2008, Chrystiane came to the USA to study at the Aveda Institute to pursue a career in skincare and to make her dream of developing a green cosmetic and makeup line reality. This dream is in the works and soon launching in South America. In 2012, Chrystiane began speaking in seminars at the Brazilian Consulate in NYC about Domestic Violence and Women’s rights.
She has become a devoted spokeswoman for the cause and is committed to raising awareness. Traveling around the world has made it possible for Chrystiane to experience and learn the uniqueness of other cultures and their beauty which greatly influenced her how to develop her own natural beauty. Now, she is determined to help others to do the same.
“Beauty is not necessarily a privilege, it is a virtue you can develop” she believes. Chrystiane is passionate about helping all women look and truly feel better about themselves inside and out. She promises to continue her quest for beauty while sharing it with the world.
Chrystiane, how would you describe your personality?
I would describe my personality as being a kind person, bubbly, very outgoing, social, and with a great sense of humor. I am easy to talk to and a good listener. I usually make friends very easily. I would also say that I am a learner and always want to be improving or learning more about things that interest me.
What are you passionate about?
I know this is cliche, but I am seriously passionate about my family and friends. I love sharing great moments with the ones closest to me and create unforgettable memories. I also have a passion for fitness, meditation, and Classic Movies like Cinema Paradiso and Life is Beautiful. Last but not least, I am passionate about travel and experiencing different cultures and meet new people.
Some indoors exercising I most like nowadays are: SoulCycle, Pilates, Zumba; Outdoors exercising: Biking, running, hiking; At home, I enjoy cooking Brazilian and Italian food; listening to jazz, 80’s and 90’s, lounge and reading: fiction and non-fiction, Fashion (Vogue/Marie Claire) and health-related magazines and Arts in general.
What makes you enjoy life the most?
Making those around me smile gives me great pleasure. Also being surrounded by people that I love and that have a positive attitude and to be recognized by my dedication and efforts I put into my work.
What else you do besides modeling?
I am a beauty consultant, wardrobe stylist, and sales associate for a major female fashion brand.
Tell us one thing about yourself people might find surprising.
When I say that I don’t know how to drive, a lot of people find it odd.
Why did you start Modeling?
Although I was a very shy teenage girl and did not find myself pretty, people would often compliment me as being beautiful and constantly ask me if I was a model. Modeling’s perfect opportunity to improve my self-esteem and to help me overcome my shyness.
How has modeling shaped your personality?
It strengthened my self-esteem, widened my cultural views, and made me the strong and persistent woman that I am today because I received so many NO’s throughout the years that I quickly learned how to improve my weaknesses and deal with negative responses. It helped me improve my styling and beauty skills, and gave me a sensibility to different beauty across cultures.
What are your goals for your modeling? What’s next for you?
After working 14 years as a model, I decided it was time to work behind the scenes, finish my degree, and become a fashion business manager. I am still modeling, but it is not my main focus anymore and rather a side job.
What is your favorite photography style?
Artistic is my most favorite photography style because it is not solely related to modeling. It englobes nature, culture, people, and human emotions.
Which would be the perfect location for a Photoshoot?
A photoshoot under the aurora borealis in Iceland.
Which Brand / Designer would you like to Shoot for?
I’d love to shoot an ad campaign for Dove because it empowers women and sends a positive body image message.
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