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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Cindy Crawford on THAT mole: 'I don't know how I feel'

Published 13/05/2014 | 11:35

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Cindy Crawford "doesn't know" if she'd include her beauty mark if she was designing her face.

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The 48-year-old supermodel has become synonymous with the mole which is just above her lip on the left. Although she's grown to realise it is her outstanding feature, Cindy has mixed emotions about it.

"Honestly though, if I was designing my face from scratch I don’t know if I would have designed it with the mole," she told Into the Gloss. "It does look weird when they retouch it or when they flop a photo. Other people don’t notice it but I’m like, 'They flopped it!' My whole face is different. That's one of the things that drives me crazy."

When she was growing up, Cindy seriously considered having her mole removed. Her sisters used to tease her about it and call it her "ugly mark", but her mother insisted surgery wasn't a good idea as she might be left with a scar.

The star was one of the original group of supermodels and is astounded by how things have changed in the industry over the years.

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"My generation didn't grow up thinking about modelling. Maybe we thought about being famous as a singer or a football player or something like that, but I never thought about modelling as a career," she said. "I think that things have changed certainly because of America’s Next Top Model and Instagrams and selfies."

After she was encouraged to model at a hair show when she was younger and received rave reviews, Cindy began to feel modelling was a viable career. She feels lucky to have such an "international look", as it's meant she is popular all over the world.

Cindy still works now, but tends to shoot for just a couple of days a month.

"Honestly, the reason I do shoots now is because if I don’t do them, every day turns into a Throwback Thursday because I’m only showing up in old pictures," she laughed. "I’m from a generation in which social media and being online is not second nature, so I still have to think about it. Sometimes it's fun, but otherwise it’s like a little pet that's always hungry, like a Tamagotchi."

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