We didn’t think it was possible to love Cindy Crawford even more, but the recently leaked old “un-retouched” magazine photo shoot has the Internet in love.
The photo was leaked by British TV personality Charlene White through a tweet with the ‘non-retouched’ versuib featuring the supermodel in lingerie and a fedora. In the photo, Crawford, who is a mother of two and turns 49 this week, appears to have fat on her stomach and legs, in contrast to the smooth body image that readers of magazines are accustomed to seeing.
Twitter users soon took to the web, praising Crawford for her bravery and confidence. Many insisted she looked even more gorgeous without photoshop.
In support, other stars such as actress Jamie Lee Curtis, posted their own natural photos.
Bravo Cindy Crawford. “Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all Ye need to know on earth, and all Ye need to know. http://t.co/JuepFrV6Ed—
Jamie Lee Curtis (@Curtisleejamie) February 14, 2015
Crawford has proven that she is a role model and runaway model alike. She encourages good habits in younger girls, emphasizing health rather than skinniness. She uses her position in the public eye to bring attention to how beautiful a natural body can be.
“I was never one of the skinny skinny girls who could eat whatever they wanted, so I certainly exercise and try to eat right. But at the same time, I try to be a good role model for my daughter in terms of just accepting myself, not saying ‘Does this make me look fat?’ or ‘I can’t eat that’ or ‘I’m on a diet.’ I just trying to lead by example. If we go out for ice cream I’m not going to not have any, I’m just going to have the baby-size cone. I don’t want her to think that taking care of yourself means depriving yourself and not having fun.”
Crawford did express the sentiment behind the viral photo, the magazine pointed out, in its Feb. 11 interview with her. She opened up about having days where she struggles with her self-image but trying her best to be a role model for her daughter.
“If we go out for ice cream I’m not going to not have any, I’m just going to have the baby-size cone,” she said. “I don’t want her to think that taking care of yourself means depriving yourself and not having fun.”
Crawford continued to say that feeling comfortable in your own skin is “easier said than done” and that it involves exercising more restraint as you get older.