Charlene White tweeted an unretouched image of a lingerie wearing Cindy Crawford, which went viral on Friday.
Fans applauded the Photoshop-free picture of the supermodel – who was 47 then, and turns 49 next week – precisely for its realness.
20 years ago, Cindy was among the ‘Big Six': Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, and Christy Turlington – who famously quipped that they didn’t ‘wake up for less than $10K a day’ in a 1990 interview with Vogue.
The Midwestern beauty’s memorable mole and 34-25.5-36 measurements led to sexy Pepsi adverts, MTV’s House of Style, and her disastrous acting debut in Fair Game with William Baldwin.
In 1995, Forbes crowned Crawford – born Cynthia – the highest paid model on the planet.
“The secret is that there is no secret,” she said. “Do all the stuff we know: Don’t smoke, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, find what makes you happy.”
“I don’t want to look in the mirror every day and be down on myself,” she added. “Look, I’m holding together pretty good, but I don’t look like I did when I was 25 or 30 or even 40. What I’m finding for myself is that if I continue to be engaged, to do what I love, that’s how I get my self-esteem cup filled.”
“I like green tea,” Crawford said. “I’m a green tea person… My body wants that every morning. Just like I need salad.”
“The more you eat healthy, the more you want to do it because you feel better,” she added.
The former Cover Girl officially quit full-time modeling by the age of 34 in 2000.
‘I really think — at any age — it’s learning to be comfortable in your own skin,’ Cindy told Marie Claire last week.
‘If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves…What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That’s what people see.’
But even the 5 foot 9 inch stunner, who exercises four times a week, suffers through moments of self-doubt.
‘I have those days,’ Crawford admitted.
‘I don’t want to act like I don’t, especially now. As a young model, you have 4 am call times; now when they give me early call times I’m like, “I’ll get up whenever you want…but my face doesn’t really like to get up before 7 or 8. I’ll be there, I’m just not sure you’re going to want to shoot me.”‘
Sexy, Unretouched Photos Of Cindy Crawford, 48, Goes Viral.