At first glance, her dark doe-eyes and flowing brown hair, accompanying a natural sensuality, not common to all her colleagues could make her look Mediterranean. Yet, she is 100% American. We are talking about the goddess of beauty Cindy Crawford, super top model, icon of – not just – the Nineties.
Celebrated and worshipped by the fashion system, Cindy Crawford has today nothing to regret about her past, as shooting and catwalks are still in her present, in spite of her 52. She is extraordinary as she has always been, maybe more, aware of her attractiveness, her beauty and her appeal.
Some years ago, Pepsi challenged her beauty and in a Super Bowl showed the 2.0 version of her 1992 iconic spot, featuring Cindy Crawford in amazing shape and in the blossom of her 25, wearing shorts and white tank top, getting out a Lamborghini to quench her thirst drinking passionately a Pepsi. The spot is repeated 27 years later, with a Cindy Crawford as magnificent as ever, tossing her legendary hair and awaking in everyone the wish to drink together with the delight to see her. The truth is that innate and natural charm does not fear age and can be handed down. She did it with her superb children, Kaia and Presley – already disputed by fashion designers and photographers – whom she had by her husband Rande Gerber, at her side for 20 years.
Sexy, with her slender physique, Cindy is the dream of more than one generation, since when she had been discovered by chance as she was walking in Chicago and she simply thought to be nice but nothing more, her sister taunting her for that beauty mark near her mouth, which was too noticeable. Then the coated covers, the runaway shows, the millionaire contracts came. It was the time when the fashion designers, Italians on top, celebrated the models of their runaway shows and advertising campaigns turning them into super top models, real celebrities and myths worldwide. Gianni Versace adored her, and today she still declares that Versace collections are her favourites.
Apart from the moment when she provoked the gossip world for her fleeting marriage with Richard Gere, that seemed to combine a couple of Olympus gods, Cindy Crawford has never given rise to scandals or captivating news for the buzz. In her Californian home of Los Angeles, at Malibu, her terraces have a stunning view on the ocean. There, she has chosen a simple way of life, close to nature, healthy and sporting, mainly dedicated to her children and to some social evenings, often charity events. It is not by chance that she has been chosen to represent the purity of an Italian mineral water, even if, when you ask her “What’s your favourite food?” she answers without hesitation “Chocolate and caviar!”