Wow, can we all please look like this when we're pushing 50???
Cindy Crawford's hotness is UNREAL!
The legendary supermodel appears in a seXXXy spread in the December issue of V magazine, modeling some menswear pieces, but mostly looking fabulous while half-naked. Just the kind of editorial we like!
In addition to giving plenty of side boob, the 47-year-old opens up about her current life and her spectacular modeling past. Though she's certainly not as busy as she was in her heyday, she remembers that time fondly.
"What a wonderful time for me. That was a fun time to be a model. It was a lot of focus on fashion and how all these worlds were colliding. MTV was bringing music and fashion and television together. It felt really fun, and we were all really busy and really making money."
She also describes how over the years she's come to terms with the word "supermodel," saying:
"In a tongue-in-cheek way, maybe. At first I found it silly. Do we change into capes and tights in phone booths? But with anything, the more you hear it, the more it seeps into your language. What it means to me is that before us models were more two-dimensional—mostly nameless faces on magazine covers. We were the tipping point. Some girls before us, like Twiggy and Lauren Hutton, were making the shift. But what was unique about our group was that there were five of us and we were all very different but looked good together. Is it five or seven? I never know who to include. Depends on who you ask, I guess. It was a moment when it felt fresh and different and new."
And she shares her "supermodel moment" with some of the greats. She explained:
"If I had to label my supermodel moment, I would say it was that Versace show when Naomi, Linda, Christy, and I all came out together. We had just done the George Michael video for Freedom, and George was in the front row, and we came out skipping and holding hands. It felt like the stars had aligned. But then the next day we were all on another plane going to another city to do another job. I remember thinking, What am I going to do when I’m 25? Or 30? Or 40? We kept pushing the sell-by date."
The mom of two also admits that she's only intrigued by modeling jobs nowadays if they're new, saying:
"I’m not doing [modeling] every day anymore. At this point in my life I’ve done more photoshoots than I can count, so I like something new. I’ve had people say on a shoot, “This is so Helmut Newton,” and I think, No, not really. I knew Helmut. The part of modeling I like is telling a story with an image. Modeling is a skill, and you become better at it the more you do it. Understanding clothes and lights and your face and angles…you don’t lose that, even though other things come into your life."
Cindy further talks about how she began to build her business and brand when it was much less common for models than it is now. She said:
"In the beginning it was more like, why not? I’ll try MTV, that sounds cool. But my agents were telling me not to do it. They said I could make more money doing other jobs. But they were wrong, and House of Style opened a lot of doors. When I did Playboy, it was a big deal because I was also in Vogue. I trusted Herb Ritts, which is why I did it. So those things worked out in my favor, and it gave me the confidence to go and do other projects—but not everything worked out! I did a movie that was successful for me personally, but not successful in many other ways. Choosing to do my exercise video was the beginning of making deliberate choices to do my own projects that were authentic to me, and that led to my skin care line. That was a really hard decision, because I had been with Revlon for a long time. But it was time for me to do my own thing, and now it feels like I have a real business. I love that. I had my whole modeling career, which was about learning the business. For the last 10 to 15 years, I’ve been building a business."
Finally, she confesses that she'd like her younger body back, though we have to say she looks better now than ever. She said:
"I’m a better model at 47 than I was when I was 22, although I wish I still had the body I had at 22! Ah, youth is wasted on the young."
Gurl, please, you look fresh as a daisy!
Ch-ch-check out Cindy's full spread in the gallery (below)!
[Image via V Magazine]