Almudena Fernández (born 1974) is a Spanish model. She is a highly respected international fashion model who has won a number of awards both on and off the runway.
Almudena was born at Benavente, in the province of Zamora, Spain. Fernández began her professional career at an early age, entering and finishing second in a Supermodel of the World contest sponsored by Spanish Elle. After that, she left Madrid and soon wound up on runways in Milan, Paris, and finally New York, where she has lived for many years.
Almudena's covers include:
- Canada: 'Elle' (Quebec) - February 1998 & March 2000
- Denmark: 'Euroman' - July 2002
- France: 'Max' - March 2001, 'Joyce'; 'Biba'; 'Elle' - ? 1997; 'Madame Figaro' - November 8 1997
- Mexico: 'Vanidades' - October 24 2006
- South Africa: 'Elle' - August 1997
- Spain: 'Man' - February 1994; 'Novias de España' - Fall/Winter 1996; 'Elle' (supplement) - September 1997; 'Woman' - July 2000; 'Woman' - January 2001; 'Arte de Vivir' - November 2002; 'GQ' - April 2003; 'Marie Claire' - January 2003; 'Metaphore' - April 2004; 'DT' - October 2004; 'Hojas' - February/March 2005; 'Yo Dona' - October 15, 2005; 'Arte de Vivir' - #8 2006; 'Wapa Magazine' - April 2006; 'XL Semanal' - June 11, 2006; 'Elle' - December 2006; 'Vanidad' - December 2007; 'El Pais Semanal' - September 14 2008; 'Condé Nast Traveler' - April 2009; 'Woman' - April 2009; 'GQ' - November 2009; 'Todo Boda' - #22 2010; 'Yo Dona' - November 06 2010; 'Mia' - May 11 2011; 'Yo Dona' - May 25 2013
- UK: 'Elle' (Supplement) September 1996; 'Cosmopolitan' September 1997; 'Marie Claire Health & Beauty' - May/June 1999; 'Cosmopolitan' - July 2001
- Swiss: 'Bolero' - May 2002
- US: 'Jaguar' - Summer 2001
As a veteran of working for the top brands, including of course Victoria's Secret, Almudena was named the Cosmopolitan TV 'best international model' in 2007. She also is renowned beauty outside of fashion, having won the 'Miss Madrid' contest in 1992. She is passionate about environmental causes and appeared in the 2002 Greenpeace calendar as well as the 2004 Larios Calendar. She also works with the United Nations on various initiatives, and has developed an interest in acting, appearing in a Willie Nelson music video. She has her own website. Almudena is a woman of many interests and has a life far beyond modelling.