This weekend, the Internet collectively flipped its body image shit over an untouched picture of Cindy Crawford, who Charlene White claimed was for an issue of Marie Claire featuring Cindy Crawford without Photoshop. Cool. Fans are calling it “inspirational“. Wait, what?
An unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford has been circulating on Twitter this morning, revealing a body that defies expectations—it is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous. While the claim accompanying the photo (which you can see here) is that it will be printed in an upcoming issue of Marie Claire, its origins are actually from a December 2013 cover story from Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America. It appears that this unretouched version is a leak. No matter where the photo came from, it’s an enlightenment — we’ve always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more.
Like, what’s inspirational about this pic exactly? That Cindy Crawford is about 30 years from the grave, but still kinda looks okay in a bikini if you squint your eyes and tilt your head back? Like who is this inspiring? 48-year old women? That’s great and all, but the only this would be an inspiration to them is if they looked like Cindy Crawford when she was was 25. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say they didn’t. If you really want to be inspired, accept your own mortality and don’t let your age or how you look in a bikini define your self-worth. A better tip would be just not to put on a bikini at 48. Nobody wants to see that. Your son got you a nice sweater for Christmas with a mock turtleneck. Put that on and treat yourself to something nice at Bob Evans.