Cindy Crawford won’t do Playboy again: ‘I wouldn’t want my son to be uncomfortable’

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford’s been in regular attendance for the past few days at some warm-up events for Art Basel. Leo DiCaprio’s on hand, so should be a wild party. This was the same event where Demi Moore embarrassingly grooved next to a deadpan-looking Lenny Kravitz last year. Those were the days. I’ve included some photos of Cindy with her husband, Rande Gerber, at the bottom of the post. I guess they’re fine now despite the rumors of their demise from a few years ago.

First I wanted to briefly talk about Cindy’s new shoot for V magazine. The above photo is Cindy “in menswear,” which seems like a silly description. She looks fantastic and sultry without showing it all off, but there are some slightly more booby shots that you can see here. The interview touches upon how she briefly let her daughter Kaia model at age 10, and Cindy explains:

Being back in New York: “When I arrived and got to the hotel I walked to a little market to get some things for a protein shake the next day, and I was reminded of the city’s energy, that buzz. I lived in New York for 15 years. I miss it sometimes. It’s very different from my life in Malibu. You don’t walk in Malibu…or else people think your car is broken down! In L.A. you go to dinner at 7 pm and in New York you go to dinner at 9 pm. But then in the Midwest it’s 5:30 pm.”

Harry Styles had a pizza party with daughter Kaia: “He stopped by to say hi when my kids and I were making pizzas. My kids were doing their own little pizzas and they couldn’t slide them off the pan. Harry goes, ‘Well, did you put down enough flour so they wouldn’t stick?’ And my husband says, ‘How in the world do you know that?’ and my little girl chimes in, ‘Oh, he used to work for a bakery, Dad. Everyone knows that.’”

When Kaia modelled Versace at age 10: “That opportunity felt organic. I worked for Versace a lot in my career and I knew Mert and Marcus were the photographers and Donatella would be there. That’s a dream team. So I figured if she ever wanted to do it this would be a good experience, and it was. We had to drive three hours to the shoot and she had to miss a friend’s birthday party, and then we had to wait in the trailer for three more hours because they shot Gisele first. At the end, she thought, ‘This is boring.’ And I said, ‘This is work.’ It was a good lesson. If she wants to do it, I’m a good guide. I can help her make good decisions, but now I think she’d rather be an actress.”

On aging as a model: “I’m a better model at 47 than I was when I was 22, although I wish I still had the body I had at 22! Ah, youth is wasted on the young.”

[From V Magazine]

Cindy also revealed to People magazine that she won’t pose for Playboy again: “I wouldn’t now just because I have a son who is 14 and I wouldn’t want him to be uncomfortable. I would do nudes, I just think the connotation of Playboy is a little hard for a kid. I just wouldn’t want him to be embarrassed by his mother.” Cindy’s right. Her son would be sooo embarrassed if one of his friends saw his mom in Playboy. Hell, I was embarrassed after seeing my dad’s stash of Playboys one day.

Cindy looks pretty good in these ArtBasel pictures, doesn’t she? Her face has settled since last year. I can’t believe she’s 47.

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford

Photos courtesy of V mag, Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. Nanz01 says:

    I really, really dig her. I loved her in the 90s when I was a pre-teen and teen. And now, I love the woman/mother she is. She always seems so level-headed and realistic when it comes to her kids. I read years ago that she wouldn’t let her daughter watch a Disney show after the daughter started “smarting off” to her. She thought the show’s character was too sassy to her parents and was a bad influence. It makes me laugh, but it also just tells me that her kids don’t rule the roost, like many special snowflake celebrity kids.

    • Snarkweek says:

      I actually agree with you. I remember her from the supermodel days LOL. However, I do wish that she would teach her son at the female body in all of its forms it’s quite beautiful and should be celebrated. I think that the European model is best in that regard.

  2. Lipsy says:

    Kaia? PRESLEY! He’s the most beautiful kid I’ve ever seen.

  3. GeeMoney says:

    Did she have some work done? It looks like it, a little. But she still looks good.

    And is that her husband? He looks good as well. Didn’t realize he was that good looking.

    • V4Real says:

      I love CIndy, she was my favorite. But yes, she messed with her face.

      As for her son seeing her in Playboy, he can still be embarrased by the Playboy she did years ago. It’s still out there.

      • Erinn says:

        I mean, it’s great that she’s taking the embarrassment into consideration; but there are already photos out there. If kids wanted to tease him, it’d be pretty easy to find the photos.

      • Hakura says:

        Not that your comment regarding those photos still being out there is untrue, of course. But I think… at least from my POV, someone seeing his Mother in Play Boy back when she was a young adult… Maybe wouldn’t be *quite* as embarrassing & uncomfortable as the idea of his Mom in her *current* incarnation being in Playboy. But I really appreciate the fact that she considers her children’s feeling before making movies in her career.

  4. Paige says:

    Whatever she has done to her face has made her look so hard looking…I think she looks good, just hard.

    • It'sJustBlanche says:

      I was thought her face was very mannish, but it looks more so now. She’s a very attractive woman obviously but she just never did it for me. Not soft enough looking. I do like that she seems comfortable admitting she’s not the same woman she was a 22. She doesn’t seem like one of those women were trying to dress too young or act too young.

  5. AB says:

    Has anybody ever used her skin care line she sells on tv called Meaningful Beauty? Every single time that infomercial is on I watch it and I am sooo tempted to try it.

    • Oceansoul89 says:

      My mom got a free full size sample of the eye cream. She has some moderate line around her eyes and the cream didn’t really do anything to help. She used it for three months i think.

    • cody says:

      If her Meaningful Beauty line really worked, why would she need to do work on her face?

  6. Gwen says:

    I like her but woah does she look different in the face now :(

  7. Quinn Parker says:

    What’s with half of the Hollywood population having one eye smaller than the other? What cosmetic procedure is causing this phenomenon??? Drives me crazy~ so distracting!!

    • Anna-fo-Fanna says:

      Ugh, riiiight?? If the doctor told me that my eye lift had a chance to make one eye smaller than the other, I’d be all, “No way, Jose!!” But everyone in Hollywood seems to be all like, “No probs!!” People in Hollywood are weird.

    • Petee says:

      Botox can do that.It is one of the side effects.

    • lucy2 says:

      It also might just be a crooked smile – I do that and it’s so annoying in photos, sometimes I make a conscious effort to smile evenly, LOL.

    • Hakura says:

      I’ve noticed that too. *My* (unfortunately natural) eye ‘problem’ is that (under ‘normal’ light, resting overhead, not too bright/dim), one of my pupils is *noticably* larger than the other. (But they react ‘normally’ to bright light or dim conditions, (or the effect of certain drugs >_>) & can look the same size under those conditions).

      So in *some* pics, I can look like ” o_O ” xD I’ve been in a few accidents in my life, & if my head is involved, have to hurry to let medical staff know that I naturally have that, so they can’t use (just) that to tell if I have a head injury (since that’s one of the ‘signs’ that you do), they want me to wear a ‘medic alert’ bracelet.

      @lucy2 – LOL. xD My ‘smiling’ problem is that I grew up self conscious about my teeth (because they were… a mess. Not by ‘stereotypical’ Englishmen standards, but needed work), so I spent my whole life until early 20′s smiling with my mouth closed (which is reeeally hard to stop doing). That can do some ‘weird’ things to the proportions of your face, too. (Just ask Rashida Jones… >_> Tho’ mouth isn’t big like hers.)

  8. Cristina says:

    She is a gorgeous woman.

  9. Grant says:

    She looks lovely.

  10. Hannah says:

    I can well believe she’s 47. And fighting it.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, I get the sense she and her husband are trying hard to fight the aging. Too bad because I’d guess she would age beautifully without all the work that’s turning her generic and plastic-looking.

    • Ice Maiden says:

      I agree. She looks more like a well-preserved 50-something to me. She doesn’t look quite as botoxy as she did a while ago, but still very plastic. A shame, as I’m sure she would have aged beautifully if she’d only left her face alone.

  11. TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

    One of the original supermodels and part of the trinity; from what I’ve read in the wall street journal and the ny times, the fashion industry is mostly just business and has been ruined by the celebrity obsession.

    • Dml says:

      While she was certainly a supermodel, she wasn’t part of the “trinity”. That was Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Lunda Evangelista.

      • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

        Oops you’re right; I was thinking of that famous photo of the four of them I believe at a Versace show.

  12. Anon says:

    Cindy and her husband both look like they exercise a lot, eat healthy and use everything they can to fight aging. They are a handsome couple, probably have ups and downs like everyone. Cute story about Harry Styles and their daughter.

  13. Sayrah says:

    She looks amazing.

  14. Avilita says:

    Another child that wants to be an actress, how original. Besides, waiting in a trailer for three hours isn’t work.

    As for Playboy, both her son AND her daughter would be embarrassed.

    • Granger says:

      This!!! You know you’re out of touch with reality when you think sitting around for three hours is work. Try being on your feet for 10-12 hours straight as an ER nurse or a waitress; or running after small children all day in a day care; or dealing with angry people all the time in a customer service job. I don’t doubt there are times when modelling is “challenging” (it can’t be fun doing a bathing suit shoot when it’s cold outside), but for pete’s sake, get some perspective.

      • flotsam says:

        To be fair, three hours of waiting around in a trailer when you’re ten feels much longer than it does when you’re older (and shoots are often much longer than three hours). I don’t think Crawford’s wringing her hands for the model life. She’s saying that her daughter got a small but relatively authentic taste of the unseen part of modeling that is neither glamorous nor alluringly gritty, but simply mundane. She’s not saying that modeling is the same as working as an ER nurse; she’s saying that the normal job requirements of showing up and not getting to control the show are part of modeling. Kinda a cute anecdote.

      • Boxy Lady says:

        Yeah, I understood it as,”Waiting around is part of the job so if this is what you want to do for a living, you had better get used to it.”

  15. Huh says:

    I hate what she’s done to her eyes. I think it’s beyond Botox, and that she had an eye job. Her eyes were less ‘open’ and smaller-seeming when she was younger, and it was part of what made her so sexy. If she’d not done that I think she’d be less harsh and younger-looking. Some laugh lines would actually make her younger-looking too.

  16. TheCountess says:

    She looks great, wish they could nab her to host “Project Runway All-Stars” instead of this season’s droid, Alyssa Milano.

    And “The Cindy Crawford Workout” is still my go-to program. Killer stuff.

  17. paola says:

    Yes she is beautiful. But on the same age I prefer Brooke Shields.

  18. themummy says:

    I can absolutely believe she is 47. She looks it (I’d even believe anywhere up to age 55). That is NOT a negative thing. She looks like a beautiful, put-together, statuesque, healthy 47-year-old woman. I wish she hadn’t messed with her face, though. I don’t see why she needed to. It looks the same, only harsher somehow…more angular and such…harder. Anyway, she does look 47, though. My husband is 49. I’m not ageist. I don’t think older is bad, so my saying she looks her age means only that: she looks her age.

  19. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I still adore her. She was my 1st favourite model. She still is.

  20. Maria says:

    She’s beginning to look like Janice Dickinson’s little sister.

    • Bernice says:

      Exactly what I thought. She is looking like Janice Dickinson and not in a good way…. She is beautiful. She should not mess with her face any more than she has.

  21. Claire says:

    She was fabulous when she was in her prime. The problem is – and you see in with all those ‘Real Housewives’ is that they all morff into one another and look masculine – strong jaws. The Playboy thing I guess she needs to think about – but I would be more worried about that terrible movie where she bonks Billy Baldwin on the train

  22. LovesGossip says:

    I think Cindy looks very pretty, especially in the second picture where she is wearing the black dress. She reminds me of a much thinner Mariska Hargitay (?). At 47 years old, I think she has pretty much had the same hairstyle so I would like to see her change her hair up a bit.

  23. Nev says:

    Cindy.C Forever.