Ingrid Vandebosch life and biography

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Ingrid Vandebosch biography

Date of birth : 1970-11-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Zichen-Zussen-Bolder
Nationality : Belgium
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-26
Credited as : Fashion model, actress,

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Ingrid Vandebosch is a model and actress who won the Elite Look of the Year Award in 1990. She is the second wife of NASCAR racecar driver Jeff Gordon.

Born in Zichen-Zussen-Bolder, located in the Belgium province of Limburg, on November 8, 1969, Ingrid started her modeling career in Europe in the mid-'90s. She relocated to Paris before her unique look brought her to North America. Since coming to the States, Ingrid's career has flourished, proving she made the right decision to relocate.

The Belgian model began her career in 1986 with a small agency in the Netherlands and was discovered by Parisian agents one year later. She moved to Paris where she lived for seven years working on projects for Christian Dior perfume commercial and appeared in magazines such as ELLE, Marie Claire, Vogue and Glamour. Seeking new opportunities in modeling, as well as film and theatre, she later moved to New York City where she became the "face" of Artistry, a cosmetics line owned by Quixtar, a sister company of Amway. She had a small role in the 2004 film Taxi. Vandebosch was featured in Stuff magazine where she talks about her sexy line of lingerie and what she considers sexy.

Vandebosch was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit '08 issue, along with the wives of other "star athletes", including Michelle Damon (wife of New York Yankees' outfielder Johnny Damon), Carmella Garcia (wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback Jeff Garcia), and La La Vazquez (fiancee of Denver Nuggets' forward Carmelo Anthony).

Ingrid won the Elite Look of the Year Award in 1990, but even with a major award from a prestigious modeling agency, immediate success was not in the cards for Ingrid. Nearly six years later, she joined a small modeling agency in the Netherlands, and while Ingrid booked some small modeling gigs with this agency, her career didn't exactly blossom.

Like many models, Ingrid segued into the film industry and it was in 2003, while filming her role in Taxi (which also starred fellow model Gisele Bundchen), that she was introduced to legendary NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon through a mutual friend. The two began dating, and after about two and a half years, they announced their engagement on June 23, 2006, at the Infineon Raceway.

On November 7, 2006, Ingrid and Jeff were married in a private ceremony at the Amphitheatre of Hacienda de San Antonio in Comala, Colima, Mexico. One month later, the happy couple made another big announcement: Ingrid was pregnant. Ingrid and Jeff expressed extreme excitement about the news. "We found out about the pregnancy the week before we left for Mexico for the wedding," Ingrid told Us Weekly. "I'm so excited!"

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