The iconic supermodel said she doesn't try to look young anymore: "It puts too much pressure on me."
A lot more older women who are celebrities are now embracing the natural process of aging. Many of them are avoiding the pressures of looking young including legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford. In fact, she has quite a problem with the term "ageless." "It puts too much pressure on me I know all the ways that I've aged. My face has gotten much thinner; my mouth isn't as full. Being told I’m ageless isn’t right, especially because getting older is hard enough, never mind that we live in a youth-obsessed culture," the 56-year-old told Haute Living. "I'm not 25, so why should I be trying to look 25? Why do I want someone to mistake me for a 25-year-old? I’ve had children. I have all this life experience."
That time of year again 🥤💋• https://t.co/5h3O3DBdQf— Cindy Crawford (@CindyCrawford) February 13, 2022
Having been in the beauty industry for decades, Crawford understands how much women are pressured into looking a certain way. "When I started modeling, I said, 'What am I going to do after I turn 25?' There wasn't someone who had a career like me before that I could follow or look up to," she recalled. "And then, all of a sudden, I was still modeling at 26, 27, 30, 35, 40, and now, 56. There was no way I thought I would still be 'modeling' to this day." She also had an interesting perspective on how to look at aging. "Aging is what happens if we're lucky; it means that I'm alive," she explained. "I'm like an aging athlete. I know the game so much better, but I don't have a 20-year-old neck or whatever."
.@CindyCrawford may be a supermodel of epic proportions, but the beauty mogul and mother of two's morning routine typically hinges on "getting out the door as fast as I can," she admits. https://t.co/cL7MQ04smC— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) March 4, 2020
More recently the model recreated her iconic role in a 1992 Pepsi Superbowl to raise funds for the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, where her late brother Jeff was treated for leukemia. Sporting classic denim shorts, a white tank top, and big gorgeous hair the original Pepsi commercial first aired during Super Bowl XXVI at a time Crawford was in her 20s reports PEOPLE. She also told old the outlet in 2018 that she looks back on her ad every year. "It always gets featured in the roundups of the Best Super Bowl Commercials ever, and every January I revisit my original Pepsi spot that I just love because the music was perfect and the little boys were perfect," she said, adding, "It was just one of those commercials that everyone loved and it made people happy."
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