Cindy Crawford hopes that by the time she turns 50, she’ll finally be ok with her body. Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh from the non-supermodels. I don’t know if that makes me feel worse about my own body image or better. How about you?
In an interview with Net-A-Porter, she said:
“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. 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’.”
It’s easy to say “OMG, Cindy Crawford is one of the most beautiful women ever and she’s still beautiful and thin and if even she doesn’t like her body, what hope is there for us plebes?!” I admit that was my first reaction to her quote. But I thought about what it must be like to have been a supermodel—to have your entire livelihood based entirely off your looks. She is, and has been for many years, under considerably more public pressure to look a certain way than any “normal” woman ever is. When you think about it like that, it doesn’t really surprise me that Cindy still suffers from problems with her own self-esteem and body image. It’s depressing, sure, but not exactly surprising.
I’ve always kind of liked Cindy Crawford (I don’t know why, exactly? I think her kids’ names are interesting?) and honestly, this candid interview made me like her even more. I’ve been critical in the past of celebrities who try to play the “I’m just a normal mom!” card, but in this case, it seems to ring true. She’s beautiful, sure, and she works hard to get the body she has, but to some extent I find it refreshing that she’s willing to admit that she doesn’t always love herself, that she, too, battles bad self-image. What do you think?
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