Spanning a career of almost forty years, Cindy Crawford got honest about why she believes her career has been able to continue throughout the years: letting herself age. To Crawford, accepting that she is aging means she gets to be authentic in what she does, even if it means specific career opportunities might be unavailable. Crawford revealed that she hates being called ageless, saying: “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.”
According to an interview with Instyle, one part of aging surprised Crawford; how aging affected her hair. It also affected how she viewed her daughter, Kaia Gerber.
Crawford spoke about how her daughter Kaia’s hair makes her jealous and talked about how her daughter Kaia’s healthy and shiny locks reminded Cindy of her hair when she was younger.
Kaia Gerber, whom Crawford shares with businessman Rande Gerber, does not also just enjoy the benefits of her mother’s genes. In an interview with the LA Times, Gerber, 21, chipped into the conversation surrounding “nepo babies.”
According to Good Morning America, Gerber revealed in an interview with Elle for the February edition that at 21, she feels like she’s lived an entire life after following in her mother’s footsteps of starting a modeling career at 16. As the daughter of one of the first capital ‘S’ Supermodels, Gerber admits the privilege she’s had due to her mother’s connections.
“I won’t deny the privilege that I have,” the 21-year-old said in an interview with the LA Times. “Even if it’s just the fact that I have a really great source of information and someone to give me great advice, that alone I feel very fortunate for.”
Gerber also commented in her LA Times interview that “not all nepotism is created equally,” saying that in industries such as TV and Film. Paper reported on some of the backlashes Gerber received for her comments revolving around nepotism.
Regardless, it’s no surprise that Gerber followed Crawford’s footsteps and entered the modeling industry; the mother/daughter duo continues to bear a shocking resemblance to one and other. But, don’t tell Cindy Crawford she looks “ageless”! The 57-year-old thinks the sentiment reflects less on her own personal beauty, and more on the strain society places on women to appear youthful:
“Even in my Meaningful Beauty infomercial, they used to say, ‘She hasn’t aged’ and they would show side-by-sides. And I’d tell them to stop, because it puts too much pressure on me. I know all the ways that I’ve aged.”
Good Morning America: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/style/story/kaia-gerber-opens-modeling-career-nepotism-elles-february-96632198
LA Times; https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2023-01-25/kaia-gerber-cindy-crawford-nepotism-nepo-baby
Haute Living: https://hauteliving.com/2022/11/the-transformation-of-cindy-crawford-haute-living-cover-story/719814/