Happy birthday, Cindy Crawford! We can’t believe the supermodel is turning the big 5-0 today. Judging by how amazing she looks, we’d guess she was still doing Pepsi commercials and ruling the runway with her killer figure and that trademark beauty mark.
Though Crawford has hinted that her modeling days are behind her, the 50-year-old still has plenty on her plate. She has her own skincare line, Meaningful Beauty, and a new book, titled “Becoming,” to mark her milestone birthday. If that wasn’t enough, she’s helping her lookalike daughter, Kaia Gerber, navigate the world of modeling.
Coming from a world where looks are everything, the supermodel has gained a lot of wisdom on how to be beautiful at every age — and we love her down-to-earth approach. She’s famously said, “Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.” Here are some other morsels of wisdom that only make us love her more.
4. “I’m actually happier with my body now than I was then, because the body I have now is the body I’ve worked for. I have a better relationship with it. From a purely aesthetic point of view, my body was better when I was 22, 23. But I didn’t enjoy it. I was too busy comparing it to everyone else’s.”
5. “Getting older does keep your vanity in check, let’s put it that way. You have to rise to your higher self. It’s very easy in your 20s, when your skin and hair are beautiful, to say that beauty is on the inside. But when you start seeing the signs of aging, you really have to put your money where your mouth is and be kind to yourself, just like you would be to a girlfriend.“