Cindy Crawford turns 50! Hereâs what she says about ageing
22 February 2016
Supermodel Cindy Crawford celebrated her 50th birthday this weekend - and to mark the occasion, we’ve collated some of her most memorable quotes about ageing. Her refreshing, down-to-earth attitude has provided many with inspiration over the years. So without further ado, we present to you Cindy on ageing.
- She lives for the present
In an interview with the Daily Mail for her 40th birthday, Cindy said: “I’m actually happier with my body now… because the body I have now is the body I’ve worked for. I have a better relationship with it. From a purely aesthetic point of view, my body was better when I was 22, 23. But I didn’t enjoy it. I was too busy comparing it to everyone else’s”.
- She embraces the change brought by age
“I don’t look the same as I did 20 years ago, nor should I”, she said.
She urges women to be less harsh on themselves
“I don’t look at [my friends] and think ‘Count their wrinkles.’ I look at them and see their beauty. I feel like that’s what we should be doing to ourselves. Why aren’t we as kind to ourselves as we are to our girlfriends?”
- She takes a no-frills approach to ageing
Back in 2014 she told The Violet Files, “The secret [to anti-ageing] is that there is no secret. Do all the stuff we know: Don’t smoke, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, find what makes you happy.”
- She knows age is just a number
In an interview with Yahoo! About her impending 50th birthday, Cindy said: “The buildup is way worse. Once the birthday has come and gone, you’re like, ‘I’m just the same.’ I feel like, our society, and especially being a model, we put such significance on those numbers… but there’s also so much to celebrate about the journey that you’ve taken, and we’re so fortunate to be here, with our health. This is my way of embracing it and celebrating it – as opposed to being afraid of the number.”
So there you have it – inspirational advice from Cindy Crawford herself. What’s your take on ageing? Share your views on Twitter.
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