Legendary supermodel, Cindy Crawford will soon say goodbye to the modeling world.
Crawford, who has been modeling for more than 30 years, opened up to United Airlines’ Rhapsody magazine about her plans to retire from modeling once she turns 50.
“I feel like I’m allowing that to have been great, and I’m celebrating it. And I’m sure I’ll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore. And that’s OK,” said Crawford, who will celebrate her 50th birthday on February 20.
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“I’ve done it. I’ve worked with all these incredible photographers. What else do I need to do?” the model told the magazine.
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Crawford, who was one of the most sought-after models of the ‘90s, was discovered by a model scout in Dekalb, Illinois, when she was just 16 years old. She was named the world’s top-paid model in 1995, earning $6.5 million in annual income.
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She has been featured on countless fashion magazine covers, and also tried her had at acting. She landed a role in the film, Fair Game and showed off her hosting skills on MTV’s House of Style. Cindy Crawford also released an autobiography called Becoming, in which she talks about being told that she always looked like she had chocolate on her face because of her facial mole. In her book, she shared her personal journey from a bullied teen to a confident and successful model.
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“What else do I need to do? I can’t keep reinventing myself,” Crawford said. “I shouldn’t have to keep proving myself. I don’t want to,” she explained, knowing she had already proven herself in the entertainment industry.
Cindy Crawford has two children: Kaia Jordan Gerber, 14, an aspiring model and Presely Walker Gerber. She is married to restaurant owner Rande Gerber, a close pal of George Clooney’s. She was previously married to actor Richard Gere from 1991-1995.