Cindy Crawford Opens up About Her Daughter’s Modelling Career

When supermodel Cindy Crawford invites you into her beachside Malibu home—you happily oblige. So far we haven’t received an invite, but lucky for us, Porter Magazine did. Marion Cotillard appears on the cover of the eleventh issue—hitting stands globally on October 2, with an exclusive look into Cindy Crawford's world to talk about what it takes to run a multi-million dollar beauty and home mega brand.

Keep scrolling for an exclusive first look at the cover and to read a preview of Porter’s interview with Cindy Crawford.


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Pamela Hanson, courtesy of PORTER magazine

On wanting to succeed:

''I don’t know why, maybe I am a bit of a narcissist. I always wanted something bigger. I wanted to be successful. I wanted my world to be bigger.''

On her daughter Kaia’s modelling career:

''Kaia’s first job was shot by Mert and Marcus. I mean, I would take that job. I help her figure out which opportunities make sense for her. And she understands that opportunities often come with a cost. When she worked that first time, she had to miss a birthday party. And when you’re 10 or 11 or 12, that’s a big deal.''

On modelling being a family business:

''Here in Malibu, modelling is a family business. Gigi Hadid went to the same high school as my children. I worked with her mum, who was a model, and so was her dad. It wasn’t what it was like for me when I was a kid in my Earth shoes and cowl neck sweater.''

Credits: Eres Les Essentials Swimsuit ($555).


Pamela Hanson, courtesy of PORTER magazine

On living healthily but also enjoying life:

''I like to say that I’m 80 percent good, 80 percent of the time. But if my husband saw me order a salad with no dressing, he would think, ‘That’s not sexy to me.’ He wants to see me enjoying life.''

 On the pressures of looking beautiful as she gets older:

''There’s no age now when you can let it all go. Not even at 80! Look at Jane Fonda. She’s in her seventies and she still looks amazing. Sometimes I wonder, ‘When can I just relax? Oh no, I have to do this for another 20 years'.''

On being at peace with her looks at 45:

''In my thirties and even early forties, I could kind of still fake it. But then I started to worry that I was disappointing people, that I wasn’t delivering the ‘Cindy Crawford’ that they expected. But I’m past that now. I can’t even smoke-and-mirrors the Cindy from my twenties anymore. And that’s okay. What I have to offer now is different, that’s all. It’s not worse, even though the world may not always agree with you about that. And I’m pretty at peace with it.''

Credits: Dress by Baja East.

To see the full interview with Cindy Crawford buy the latest issue of Porter on sale globally on October 2, also available as a digital edition.

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