Tuesday 21 February 2017

'I shouldn't have to keep proving myself. I don't want to' - Supermodel Cindy Crawford retires ahead of 50th birthday

Published 01/02/2016 | 11:14

Crawford is often praised for her healthy figure
Crawford is often praised for her healthy figure
In 1989, she was the face of Rolex watches
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Model Cindy Crawford attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Cindy Crawford
Model Cindy Crawford (R) and Rande Gerber attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
(L-R) Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford and Presley Gerber attend the premiere of Disney's "Tomorrowland"
Kaia Gerber is the image of her mother Cindy Crawford in Teen Vogue

Cindy Crawford has hinted she is retiring from professional modelling ahead of her 50th birthday this month.

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She was one of the original crop of supers who came to prominence in the early 90s along with Eva Herzigova, Naomi Campbell, Clauda Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington.

Speaking to Rhapsody Magazine, she said, "I'm sure I'll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore.

"And that's ok. I've done it.  I've worked with all these incredible photographers.  What else do I need to do?  I can't keep reinventing myself. I shouldn't have to prove myself.  I don't want to."

Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell for Balmain. Picture: Instagram
Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell for Balmain. Picture: Instagram

Crawford is stepping down at a time when designers are looking once again to older models. 

Cindy appeared alongside fellow supers Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer in Balmain's SS16 ad and last week Armani's most recent campaign features Eva Herzigova, Nadja Auermann, Stella Tennant and Yasmin Le Bon.

However, Cindy is happy to pass the modelling mantel to her children Kaia, who has signed to international agency IMG, and Presley Gerber.

"When people ask me about my daughter, I feel like I could guide her in the right direction because I was able to navigate it," Cindy told the Evening Standard.

(L-R) Cindy Crawford, model Kaia Jordan Gerber, Presley Walker Gerber, and businessman Rande Gerber attend a book party in honor of
(L-R) Cindy Crawford, model Kaia Jordan Gerber, Presley Walker Gerber, and businessman Rande Gerber attend a book party in honor of "Becoming" by Cindy Crawford, hosted by Bill Guthy And Greg Renker, at Eric Buterbaugh Floral on December 4, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)

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