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A Tuesday With Turlington and TOMS

04/09/2015 01:11 pm ET | Updated Jun 09, 2015

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(Photo Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar, September 1993)

She was a famed face on the cover of fashion magazines in the 1990s and 2000s, but last Tuesday night it was apparent Christy Turlington-Burns has skillfully transitioned to become a vehement voice for millions of women around the world.

In 2010, Turlington founded Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization that seeks to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother around the world.

To understand how a gorgeous supermodel transitioned to understanding public health issues surrounding women's maternal health in depth, you must know Turlington is not your typical model.

After pursuing a career in the spotlight that started early in her teen years, Turlington returned to school, graduating cum laude from NYU. She then went on to earn a master's degree at Columbia University's School of Public Health.

Last week, Turlington joined Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, to launch TOMS x Every Mother Counts limited edition collection bags and totes. One of the first for-profit brands to successfully incorporate philanthropy into their core business model, TOMS, will provide for a safe birth with the purchase of each bag in light of Turlington's mission and Every Mother Counts.

Dressed in a black and white patterned suit with her hair pulled back, Turlington radiated the effortless glow that fueled her 25+ year modeling career. As she fielded challenging questions from the small crowd that assembled at TOMS new flagship store in SoHo, an even more drawing depth beyond her looks conveyed.

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