Cindy Crawford Struggles With Body Image, Supermodel Admits

Kim LaCapria - Author

Aug. 23 2017, Updated 2:48 a.m. ET

You might imagine Cindy Crawford’s body image (after basically being the human that invented the word “supermodel”) is off the charts high — but you’ll also be probably unsurprised to learn that that is not actually the case all the time.

Even Cindy Crawford isn’t immune to body image worries, and the original supermodel admits that despite being one of the most adored pretty faces of the past few decades, she struggles to overcome bad days just like the rest of us.

Cindy Crawford was the reigning queen of the runway and the glossy for many years, and the 47-year-old catwalk star explains that even she has a hard time always being at peace with her body when she looks in the mirror.

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Crawford explains that the days where it seems everything in your closet is conspiring against you are something she experiences as well — the supermodel says even having big name designer pals and a runway physique don’t solve all body image problems:

“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.”

Crawford has three more years on the clock, but she also resolves not to obsess over living to fit an ideal either — she explains:

“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.’ ”

In regards to her massive success, Cindy Crawford says that willingness to break out of the runway mold — and work with companies like Playboy and MTV — helped her cement her status as a true supermodel.

Cindy says:

“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.”

You can take a peek at Cindy Crawford’s latest interview over at Net-A-Porter.


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