48-year-old supermodel and businesswoman Cindy Crawford is real and beautiful, just as she is. A leaked photo of Crawford in her underwear from a December 2013 photoshoot for Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America looks a lot different than any other photo of Crawford you’ve seen. It got some attention earlier this week, but it deserves a lot more attention. Body image problems are usually attributed to young and impressionable, but the problem afflicts people of all ages. The Crawford photo is unretouched and real–and it shows a woman whose body looks more like that of someone you might know than the impossibly flawless body of someone who lives at the fountain of youth. Crawford, gloriously, looks her age. And much better, in fact, than she looks in any retouched pic. What’s to hide? Nothing.
Marie Claire, on its website, said what every reasonable person seeing the photo thinks: “An unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford has been circulating on Twitter this morning, revealing a body that defies expectations—it is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous.” Brava.
Cindy Crawford’s April spread in Marie Claire features 100% non-retouched photos. Take a bow Ms. C. pic.twitter.com/ttQz2BcRfg
— Charlene White (@CharleneWhite) February 13, 2015