Cindy Crawford "Feels Like an Industry Outsider Now"

Cindy Crawford "Feels Like an Industry Outsider Now"


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's kids may appear with her in the new Propel commercial, but she's not pushing them into the spotlight, she tells Parade: "Originally, I didn't want to use my kids in the commercial because I don't ever want to make them feel like they have to work because they might be in a bad mood that day or they might want to have a play date. I don't ever want to say, 'Well sorry, you're booked.' But the night before the commercial, they heard my husband and I talking and they heard that we were having 'fake' kids. They were like, 'You can't have fake kids! You have to have us!' So at the last minute, they ended up doing it."

Crawford also strives to make sure her daughter, 9-year-old Kaia, has a healthy body image: "I think the way kids learn most is not by what you say, but by what you do. They see me making healthy choices, and they see my husband and I exercising. Being a woman and having a daughter, I don't want her to feel like in order to be attractive or healthy or thin, that you have to deprive yourself all of the time. So if we go out for ice cream, I don't say, 'Oh, I can't have that!' I'll order one. I don't make a big deal out of it.  She sees how I eat and I always say that I try to be 80 percent good, 80 percent of the time because that's achievable."

As for the modeling industry and how its changed since her heyday, Crawford admits: "I do feel like an outsider now, but I just saw the CoverGirl commercial with Taylor Swift and I thought, 'Wow, it is so hard for models to get a job these days.' You have to sing and act, too. There doesn't seem to be as much work specifically just for models. And I also think when I was modeling, size 6 was a normal size and now it's like 2 or 0."

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