Cindy Crawford opens up about the nude photos she ‘got talked into’
The momager wants to empower her children - who are also models - to say no in uncomfortable situations.
Cindy Crawford is the ultimate model matriarch – a mom, a businesswoman and model, the order changing as per the requirement of the day, as she explains in her Twitter bio. Currently, one of her biggest roles is being the momager to her children, 18-year-old son Presley and 16-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber, as they dip their feet in modeling.
While the teenagers have their agents, Cindy told Town & Country that she had ensured that everything went through her "100 percent," at least for the first year in the industry. After all, she wants to ensure that her kids are empowered enough to walk away from situations that she wasn't able to, at the beginning of her career.
Eventually, she hopes that her son and daughter are strong enough to say no the things they are not comfortable with. In her own career, she says, the only shoots she regrets are the ones she was coerced into doing.
"Look, I’ve done nude photos, lots," she explained. "The only ones I regretted were the ones that I kind of got talked into. I don’t want my children to ever look back and think, Gosh, I wish I hadn’t done that. I want to empower them to just say, ‘I’m outta here.’"
Cindy, who calls herself lucky for not having a #metoo story, realizes that it might be a while before Presley and Kaia can say "I'm outta here." But, she knows her kids will get there, but for now, they are happy to do what she wants them to do – at least in terms of their career.
"Eventually, I want to empower them to be in charge of their own careers, but they’re not ready for that yet. Right now, they’re mostly, ‘Mom, just tell me what to do,’" relates Cindy.
However, she is not too worried for her two kids, because she can rest assured they are not unknown in the industry and "they aren’t coming in as unknowns. People will know I will come after them if they mess with my kids."