Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Newsmakers: Margaret Astolfi ’07

Maggie Astolifi '07Beauty is confidence. That’s what Margaret “Maggie” Astolfi ’07 learned from her fellow contestants when she competed last year to be featured in an advertising campaign for athletic wear by FILA. When the company held an open casting call for its latest campaign, Astolfi answered. The focus is on “real” women who embrace a healthy and balanced lifestyle. She was one of seven winners selected to launch FILA’s Body Toning System. “Since then, I have remained close with the FILA creative team and have participated in additional shoots to represent their lifestyle, tennis and yoga lines,” she said. The experience was eye-opening and empowering, she noted. “Meeting the other women at the casting call and on set reminded me that feeling beautiful is far beyond how you look; it is the ownership of that beauty and the ability to rock the body with confidence. What was even more interesting was getting to know the contestants, their stories and backgrounds. These are women who contribute to society in so many different ways and who are constantly finding opportunities to start a new adventure.” (Photos of her appeared in the October 2010 issue of Shape magazine, on the Dick’s Sporting Goods web site, and in the New York Times.) Representing real beauty is just one part of Astolfi’s busy Manhattan life. She also writes two blogs: The Fit Post, where she shares tips on how to stay healthy in New York City, offers healthy recipes, and provides advice on the latest athletic gear; and M Marks the Spot, a local guide to “all things food-related: restaurants, party scenes, event spots and menu tastings.” An art history major while at Wheaton, she now works at Clear Harbor Asset Management, driving the firm’s business development and marketing initiatives. “Every day at Clear Harbor is interesting, dynamic and challenging. To top it off, and this is something I once took for granted, I get to work with an incredibly smart team of individuals that share a diverse range of ideas, perspectives and core competencies.” Interestingly, she said, “my serendipitous introduction to Clear Harbor came by way of a contact I met on the production set during one of our FILA shoots. It just goes to show you that you never know who you’ll meet and where you’ll end up.”  —Elizabeth Meyer ’14

About Elizabeth Meyer

Elizabeth Meyer is a student in the Class of 2014.