Aww! Cindy Crawford must be so excited her daughter, Kaia Gerber, is following in her footsteps!
But it seems she can’t help but be protective, too.
Starring in the newest issue of Net-A-Porter’s The Edit, the 49-year-old says:
“Today, models are expected to be so tiny and I worry about that for her, because that was never my natural body type and I don’t think it’ll be hers either. Still, I’ll say to her, ‘Enjoy carbs while you can!’ Kaia’s blossoming into such a beautiful young woman and I really want to let her shine. I don’t want her to feel in competition with me, although I’ll tease her and say, ├óΓé¼╦£You have my old hair ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ give it back!’ Or, ‘Give me back my legs!’ But she’ll be fine. She’s much more together and worldly than I was at her age.”
She’s 14, by the way!
And if anyone’s going to know a thing or two about the industry, it’s Cindy. Hope Kaia is listening. LOLz!
So what advice does she have for other aspiring models?? The brunette icon admits:
“They had better learn to sing and act, too, because it’s not really enough to just be a model anymore. Anna Wintour was the one who started the trend of putting celebrities on covers and in the big campaigns. Then everyone followed suit, so now they want stars like Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift. They want people with a following, and social media has helped because models like Cara [Delevingne], Coco [Rocha] and Gigi [Hadid] can have their own voices and talk to fans directly. There are more pathways available to them than we had.”
Good to know!
But there was also something else the supermodel said in her interview that stuck out. Seemingly referring to that fake, manipulated image that was circulating, Cindy shared:
“Now, if I’m on a beach in a bikini where there might be paparazzi, I’d definitely put a coverup on. There are good and bad angles and I don’t want to subject myself to that. It’s hurtful.”
Ugh. We hate that she feels that way!
You look fab no matter what, girl!