Almudena Cid, a model and former gymnast from Vitoria, kicks off our new series about beautiful people in Spain. Today we examine *cough* Almudena – and we hope that you enjoy reading!
Almudena was born in the summer of 1980, and was originally steered towards ballet, as per her Mother’s wishes. However, from the age of six she showed a real aptitude for rhythmic gymnastics, and so her path to the Olympics began.
She became the first Spanish gymnast to compete in two Olympic finals (Atlanta and Sydney) and the only rhythmic gymnast to compete in four finals.
Almudena married Christian Galvez, an actor and television presenter, in August of 2010, after a 3 year courtship. They have a private relationship though both speak at length of their deep love for each other. They don’t have children yet, despite Christian’s yearning to be a father… but have agreed to wait whilst she concentrates on her career.
Almudena Cid – the model
Having retired from sport in 2008 after her fourth Olympic Final appearance, she is now living in Madrid, Almudena models for Nike and an underwear brand, whilst also being featured in FHM magazine… and it is not difficult to see why.
Almudena attributes her slim physique to her father, who she describes as “skinny and leggy”, and says that she has a hearty appetite.
Enjoy the photo, fellas!
- Year of birth: 1980
- Starsign: Gemini
- Height: Figures vary… some have her at 5’6 and others at 5’8
You can find Almudena Cid online in the following places:
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.