One of the biggest fashion icons of the’90s, Cindy Crawford, is insecure of her body. The 47-year-old supermodel, who together with names like Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Valeria Mazza and Naomi Campbell helped define the term “supermodel”, confessed on a recent interview with Net-a-Porter The Edit magazine that she has always struggled with her body image, and still does. Pretty shocking? Well, yes at first, but not really. That shows that every woman, no matter how beautiful and successful she can be, has her insecurities about herself, even when there is no need! [/one_half]
For Crawford, it’s something chronic. That’s why she has decided to set a goal and “come to terms” with her image by the age of 50. She seems to have been struggling with this, so we can’t help but wonder, what’s left for the rest of us?! She says, “I’m a normal woman, sometimes I feel pretty good and some days I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, nothing fits.’ My new resolution is that by the time I am 50, I want to have come to terms with my body.” [/one_half]
That this does not actually mean that she starves to death or obsesses about her body. She is not planning on giving up the things she likes. “Because for me, being five pounds lighter, what it would cost me. … I don’t want to be like, ‘Oh, no, no salad dressing, no wine, no fun.’”, the “original supermodel” and entrepreneur confesses.
Regardless of what Cindy Crawford thinks, since she started her modeling career in the ’80s, she has been a great example to most of the supermodels we know today, because she completely changed the model industry as it was. She was not Cindy Crawford, the model, but Cindy Crawford, the brand, as she states. And she did things that were not expected from a runway model, like appearing on the cover of Playboy or MTV. “I thought, ‘I am going to take advantage of this moment, do my own thing’. I think some of the young girls saw me as someone who used the business back, not just getting eaten up by it. It’s like women’s rights or everything else – you break the glass ceiling a little each time.”
Cindy Crawford has changed the vision of models both outside and inside the fashion industry. We, as women, can’t help but have some body image issues every now and then. Crawford has paved the way for more and more supermodels who voice their concerns and pressures about themselves and how the industry expects them to look “perfect” at all times. Starting with this new “wave”, Cindy Crawford was a pioneer in showing that, contrary to the connotation the word “super” comes with, supermodels are also human beings, and not mannequins on a window for us to look at.
Check out Cindy’s complete interview here http://www.net-a-porter.com/magazine/197/9