Crawford is still such a beauty and a total bad-ass.
Cindy Crawford's April spread in Marie Claire features 100% non-retouched photos. Take a bow Ms. C. pic.twitter.com/ttQz2BcRfg
— Charlene White (@CharleneWhite) February 13, 2015
The photo came from the Twitter account of broadcaster Charlene White, who seemed to believe this picture was intended—as is—for a Marie Claire spread in April.
It turns out the photo was actually taken at a 2013 shoot for Marie Claire's sister magazine for Mexico and Latin America, and was somehow leaked. Intentional or not, people are loving the photo.
What else would you expect from one of the original supermodels?
Marie Claire posted today about the leak, writing "we've always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more."
And the timing is just right. Only a week ago, Crawford, who turns 49 next week, spoke to Marie Claire about body image at the premiere of her new documentary.
"I was never one of the skinny skinny girls who could eat whatever they wanted, so I certainly exercise and try to eat right. But at the same time, I try to be a good role model for my daughter in terms of just accepting myself, not saying 'Does this make me look fat?' or 'I can't eat that' or 'I'm on a diet.' I just trying to lead by example."
She continues on about confidence:
"I really think—at any age—it's learning to be comfortable in your own skin. ...If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves. ...What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That's what people see."
Of course, if you're a famous beauty, people will also see un-retouched photos of you in your underwear any chance they can get.
Here's a video from the campaign where the photo originated: