When I think of the modeling industry I think Tyra Banks, Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford. Cindy was the epitome of beauty and class in her day. In the upcoming issue of Parade, Crawford talks about the evolution of modeling and getting older. C’mon, do you really think Cindy is afraid of aging? Check out the highlights from the interview below.
ON HOW THE MODELING INDUSTRY HAS CHANGED SINCE CINDY’S REIGN:
“I do feel like an outsider now, but I just saw the COVERGIRL commercial with Taylor Swift and I thought, ‘Wow, it is so hard for models to get a job these days.’ You have to sing and act, too. There doesn’t seem to be as much work specifically just for models. And I also think when I was modeling, size 6 was a normal size and now it’s like 2 or 0.”
ON MAKING SURE HER KIDS GROW UP WITH HEALTHY BODY IMAGES:
“I think the way kids learn most is not by what you say, but by what you do. They see me making healthy choices, and they see my husband and I exercising. Being a woman and having a daughter, I don’t want her to feel like in order to be attractive or healthy or thin, that you have to deprive yourself all of the time. So if we go out for ice cream, I don’t’ say, ‘Oh, I can’t have that!” I’ll order one. I don’t make a big deal out of it. She sees how I eat and I always say that I try to be 80% good, 80% of the time because that’s achievable!”
ON GETTING OLDER:
“I think what really shows on your face –besides good hair color — is if you’re happy in your life. If you’re doing work that you enjoy and that is rewarding, then as my mom always said, ‘You’d rather have smile lines than frown lines.’ I don’t look the same as I did 20 years ago, nor should I. Sometimes I get that little pang, like ‘Oh, bummer, I wish I did.’ But at the same time, I see my children and I see them growing up and I look at my husband and the marriage that we’ve worked on and have together, and if all that is good and working, it’s a lot easier to be kind to your little fine lines or where gravity’s gotten the better of you.”
Love Cindy! Check out the entire interview at Parade.com.