Supermodel mum Cindy Crawford swears she wasn’t a “stage mum” during her daughter’s recent photoshoot for Versace.
Cindy’s daughter Kaia Gerber, 10, was asked to model for the Young Versace line and while the mum of two let her do it, she says it won’t be a regular thing. Cindy explained: “Her [Donatella Versace] PR person called me. I think Donatella thought it would be fun because I had worked with Versace so much in the 80s and 90s. [Kaia’s] done little modeling things with me, but it was always with me, and this was just her. And I really wanted her to have that experience.”
Cindy says she accompanied Kaia to the shoot, but tried to blend into the background: “I could hear and see everything, but I wanted it to be about her — not me. Donatella kept saying, ‘Come! Stand here by me and we’ll watch it on the monitor.’ But I didn’t want to be a stage mum and make her nervous.”
Cindy says that Kaia isn’t pursuing modeling just yet: “Kaia isn’t modeling, per se — she doesn’t have a portfolio or an agent. She did one picture and it ended up going everywhere! I didn’t quite understand how much media play it would get. They were very smart to choose her. At this point, she’s too young to pursue a career. But if she’s 17 and wants to try it … of course, what can I say?”
“She’s really into singing and acting. She kind of jokingly said, ‘I might model first because you don’t have to know how to do anything, but then I want to be a baby nurse.’”
Sounds like Cindy is going to help her stay grounded and experience a relatively normal childhood first.
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