Laetitia was raised in Normandie
and Corsica, France, in the middle of an animal-filled forest, Laetitia
has a down-home charm that's truly infectious. At the age of fifteen,
Laetitia was discovered while vacationing with her family on a beach in
Corsica, "the island of beauty", in France.
A modeling agent from the Madison Models' Agency approached
her, and handed her father a business card with an invitation to bring
his daughter to Paris for some test shoots. 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. Within weeks
of her first shoots, she was walking the runway for Jean-Paul Gaultier.
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. Thanks to Marciano, Guess has
brought her international exposure and recognition.
In addition to Rolling Stone, Casta has adorned the pages of
many other magazines, including the Italian edition of Glamour; Vogue;
and Cosmopolitan. In 1998, she joined Kate Moss and Jennifer Aniston in
becoming a spokesperson for cosmetics company L'Oreal. Casta's
relationship with designer Yves St. Laurent has helped to promote her
career. Since 1998 Casta's public outfits have all been personal Yves
St. Laurent creations.
Her appearance in the exclusive Pirelli calendar, considered a
collector's item because it consists of beautiful shots taken by the
most prestigious photographers, is considered one of Casta's
accomplishments. In the 1999 issue, themed Women Through the Decades,
Casta is featured as representative of the 1950's woman.
She lives in Paris with her parents, older brother and younger
sister. Laetitia enjoys car racing with her friends, traveling, cooking
with her mum and spending time with her younger sister. Laetitia also
has a brown belt in Judo, she feels that it helps her in her modeling
career to have control. To set limits for herself, to adopt a
non-aggressive stance and to think with her mind not her emotions.
Laetitia became a French national obsession when she was
elected by all the French mayors to be the representation of Marianne's
effigy, the French Republic symbol. Known for her great sense of humor
and a good head on her shoulders, Laetitia can look forward to a bright
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