Cindy Crawford Uses Experience With Body Image To Help Daughter, Kaia Gerber

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Cindy Crawford just released a new memoir about becoming a model called, well, Becoming.

In it, Cindy Crawford reveals details and instances in her life that lead up to her "becoming" one of the world's most recognizable faces.

In an interview with New York magazine about the book, Cindy Crawford discussed some interesting details from her early modeling days.

For instance, Cindy Crawford had an encounter with a photographer that, while insulting, prompted her to leave Chicago.

And for that, she is grateful.

It seems the photographer told the Cindy Crawford that she had a difficult face to photograph and later completely cut ties with her.

Somewhere in Chicago is a photographer regretting that day for the last few decades.

Cindy Crawford said, "The reason I wanted to include that story was that so many people have that experience of having someone who has really helped them — a mentor — but then, sometimes we have to leave the nest."

She added, "Thirty years later, I'm so grateful that he did that to me, otherwise I might have just been complacent and stayed in Chicago."

Despite all the negative feedback that models can endure about their faces, bodies and any number of other features, Cindy Crawford is trying really hard to instill a healthy outlook in her daughter, Kaia Gerber, who is just getting her start.

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She said, "When you're young, you can eat whatever you want. And, at a certain point, mine was in my 20's, I said, 'Oh, I can't have a bagel every morning for breakfast.'"

She went on to say, "... who does Kaia look up to? The Gigis."

Cindy Crawford was referencing the body-shaming fiasco surrounding Gigi Hadid and the harm it can do.

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She added of Kaia, "So she thinks, 'I should have a green juice before school.' I'm like, 'Kaia, you need food. You're going to school all day. You need to eat something.' I try to teach Kaia by, at least on the outside, having a healthy relationship with my own body. I don't want her to hear me putting myself down. I don't want her to think that part of being a woman is being deprived."

Sounds like Cindy Crawford learned from her youth experiences and is passing those lessons on to her daughter. Sometimes, and in some ways, the stars are just like us!

What do you think about Cindy Crawford's new book? Have you read it?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.