Cindy Crawford has revealed she was always ‘annoyed’ by models like Kate Moss who could stay in shape while eating junk food, while she always had to work harder.
The supermodel, 54, opened up on her health and fitness journey and how it’s changed throughout her life, admitting she was never one of those people who could eat whatever she wanted without gaining weight.
Cindy told Red: ‘I don’t like the word “diet”, but I still choose to eat well. I was never one of the people who could eat what I wanted – even I used to get annoyed when Kate Moss would be eating a burger and fries and smoking a cigarette.
‘When I moved to New York, I knew I was going to have to change the way I ate or I wouldn’t be able to get into the clothes – and, by the way, the clothes were much bigger then than the sample sizes now.
‘But the way I’ve exercised has changed. In my 20s, I would work out hard and flop down on the couch. Then, I had little kids and realised my workouts couldn’t tire me anymore, they actually had to energise me instead.
‘Now my goal is not to get hurt. So, I have added a lot more stretching and Pilates, and I don’t feel as compelled to do those tough workouts anymore.’
Kate often been pictured smoking and eating junk food while working as a model, as well as partying with the other supermodels of the time.
Cindy shot to fame in the 80s and has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines including Vogue and Elle, and also starred in nude and swimsuit shoots.
While most of the bikini and nude shoots were good experiences, Cindy recalled a job with Sports Illustrated at the start of her career where she felt like she was penalised for speaking up.
She explained: ‘I have done a lot of nudes and swimsuit shoots, but the ones you regret are the times you feel pressured in the moment.
‘When I did Playboy with [US fashion photographer] Herb Ritts, I felt totally comfortable. I could have killed the whole shoot if I wanted and that allowed me to do it in a way that felt safe.
‘But there were times when I haven’t felt I had a voice. I did the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue early in my career and the woman overseeing it was very controlling.
‘I remember getting to Thailand and she wanted me to wear a turban for the first shot. At the time, I thought “I am not sure the guys who read Sports Illustrated think that turbans are very sexy”, and I voiced that, and she did not like it.
‘I ended up only having one small picture in the magazine. I thought “Wow, I’m being reprimanded for speaking my mind – I’m not really down with that.”’
Read the full interview with Cindy Crawford in the March issue of Red, on sale from February 4.
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