Who is Cindy Kimberly?
Cindy Kimberly, known online as @wolfiecindy, is a Dutch-born Instagram model of Spanish and Indonesian heritage, who has developed a cult following over the years, thanks to her striking features and nineties-inspired aesthetic. The sultry brunette was born on 16th November 1998, in the Netherlands, stands at 5ft 7ins(1.73m), weighs about 120lbs(55kgs), with vital statistics of 34-26-35.
Cindy’s Rise to Internet Fame
Back in 2015, Cindy was working as a babysitter when teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber posted a photo of her on his Instagram feed captioned: “OMG who is this!!”. Overnight, the young Cindybecame an internet sensation and gained thousands of followers.
The pop star’s post definitely changed Cindy’s life: raised by a supportive single mother and living a tranquil lifestyle while earning barely $5 an hour babysitting, the then-teenager was mostly home-schooled, and she has previously confessed to feeling as if she were “living a fairytale” when Justin propelled her into online stardom.
In 2016, Cindy launched her modelling career and signed to the Spanish-based Uno Models agency. From then on, the rest was history.
Cindy’s Modelling Highlights
Although these days the star’s main form of revenue is online brand endorsement, 2016 was a fantastic year for Cindy workwise.
Starting her career off on a high note, the model was seen at a fashion show as the face of a cosmetics brand, just hours after inking a deal with Uno, and was expected to make her catwalk debut at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid.
With almost a million Instagram followers at the time, the beauty spoke to a Spanish gossip site and said: “My life’s changed positively since Justin appeared in my life. At the beginning I felt completely overwhelmed and didn’t know how to deal with it, but now I’m getting used to it.” Cindy also added that she wished to study Fine Arts after finishing her secondary school studies.
At the same time, a December 2013 bulletin published by town hall chiefs of Villajoyosa, Spain, was dug up by sneaky journalists, showing that Cindy had previously committed an alcohol demeanor by drinking in the street.
However, the news was quickly swept under the carpet, and the teen had no problem in working with big brands such as Yeezy and Puma.
In early summer 2018, Cindy graced the cover of GQ Spain, totally nude. Advertised as “Cindy Kimberly, the model who Justin Bieber fell in love with”, the mixed-race bombshell kept mum when asked if the “Baby” hitmaker had slid into her DMs and simply said that she wished to continue respecting Justin’s privacy – thus further fueling the rumors that they did indeed date.
The riveting interview, in which Cindy defended her right to pose in underwear on social media, went down well with her steadily growing fanbase.
Covering the lesser-known Vanidad magazine and working with fashion giants such as Coach and Pull and Bear, the brunette’s career went from strength to strength, peaking sometime in early 2019.
Surgeries and Controversies
Almost as soon as Cindy was photographed at her first glossy fashion event, a question was posed by eagle-eyed observers: why did she look so different in her Instagram snaps? The youngster confessed to having gotten lip fillers in the past, but was also accused of photoshopping and deemed “disappointing” by critics, with others saying that the teen was pretty but not “model material”
Several sharp-tongued bloggers confirm that Cindy has gone under the knife various times in order to achieve her perfect appearance, with one criticizing the young woman for wearing colored contacts, and filtering her skin to smooth out any possible blemishes. Before and after pictures show that Cindy has had various surgeries, the most prominent being to give her the popular “fox eyes” look and slim her nose.
Apart from being plagued with Justin Bieber dating rumors, Cindy has managed to stay scandal-free so far. It’s said that Madison Beer, a singer linked to the Canadian megastar, slut-shamed her in 2019 for posting a provocative dancing video while in the company of friends.
Cindy’s Personal Life
Cindy set tongues wagging in February 2019 after being papped in Barcelona airport with racing car driver Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Scherzinger’s ex. Bare-faced and clad in casual sportswear, the Spaniard looked unconcerned in the photos, and later commented in April that Lewis was just a good friend with various acquaintances in common.
In the same month in which she cleared the air about herself and Lewis, Cindy was seen with former hit rapper and known womanizer Tyga, who at the time was rumored to be the father of Kylie Jenner’s daughter with Travis Scott. Gossip blogs wasted no time in circulating the images of the “Rack City” artist strolling along with the model, who wore a cute yellow knit dress with her hair loose.
Neither party spoke about their brief encounter.
To date, the only confirmed relationship Cindy has been in was way back in 2016, when she was dating handsome blonde model Neels Visser. The cute couple had many things in common apart from their career: both were born in 1998 and shared interests in the arts. Sadly, the duo called it quits in March 2018 after dating for almost a year and a half. Interestingly, Cindy shared romantic photos of the two together in August 2018, and captioned the post “smushy”.
If there’s a lucky man in Cindy’s life as of late 2021, we don’t have any information on him yet, because the model has been quiet about her private life in the last couple of years.
Cindy’s Net Worth
Reliable sources estimate that Cindy’s net worth is over $1 million. Despite working hard in 2018 and 2019, the model has slowed down considerably since then, and mainly promotes products and brands on her Instagram profile. With almost seven million followers and averaging 450,000 likes a post, Cindy’s high follower engagement means that the brunette can apparently earn up to $50,000 per endorsement.