Andreea Diaconu (March 28, 1991) is a Romanian model. She is only the second Romanian (after Diana Moldovan) to pose for the Victoria's Secret catalog. The two are good friends and in business together.
Andreea is from Bucharest, Romania. The story goes that when she was 11, a talent scout first tried to sign her. She modelled at a local contest, and won 500 Euros:
My friend and I heard about a modeling school that had a contest where the winner got 500 euros. We thought that was a lot of money, so we went to the school, and I won.
Andreea gave up modelling for a while after that because she was, like, 11. However, when she was an aged woman of 13, Andreea gave it a go again. An agent booked her to appear in New York, but it was a traumatic experience. Once again, she gave it up after a hairdresser made her cry:
I remember crying and crying, and everything was too big on me. I was 13. I was a beanpole.She was only 13 and already had given up modelling twice! Maybe the third time would be better.
Fortunately for the modelling world, Andreea continued modelling on the side back in Romania. This involved travelling to the major European destinations such as Paris. She gave it a go full-time, and the third time was indeed the charm. Andreea first appeared on the runway during Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2007 at age 15.
The modelling gigs continued, and Andreea was so successful that at age 21 she moved to New York. She never finished her education, but picks up classes at Western University when she has the time. All of her travelling helped Andreea to pick up five languages.
Andreea is still young, and has only scratched the surface of her talent. Andreea has been on covers around the world at a steady pace for the past decade, including:
- September Vogue Mexico, Elle France, Vogue Spain, Vogue Mexico
- June Vogue Turkey
- February Self Service, Vogue Korea
- May The One
- March Vamp, Intermission Magazine
- June Vogue Paris
- May Harper's Bazaar Romania
- June Elle Russia
Andreea has been walking the major runways since 2006. In 2015, she walked for Gap in the Autumn/Winter and Donna Karan and Tiffany & Co. in the Spring/Summer. She has modelled for all the top designers, including Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney and Ann Taylor. She currently has a major contract with DKNY.
Andreea now lives full-time in New York.
Andreea has over 130,000 followers on Instagram.
Andreea Diaconu is very interested in Green causes. She offers some simple tips for a Greener life in Vogue:
Refill your water bottle over and over again. Refill, refill, refill! Same for a coffee mug. When you go supermarket shopping, bring your own shopping bag. Avoid plastic bags at bodegas or fruits packaged in plastics—such a strange concept. Let’s do something and ban plastics in New York state.
Andreea freely gives her time to charitable causes, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and other worthwhile endeavours. She stands 5'10.5" and has dark brown hair and green eyes.
When asked by Interview Magazine how she thinks she will be remembered:
If I die tomorrow, probably my hugs, great dancing, my insomnia, and my polenta sour cream obsession. Some people think I'm funny, but there's really nothing there worth recording.