All The Models In The 90s Ate Pasta, Says Cindy Crawford

So really, please, let's all just enjoy our lasagnes...

Cindy Crawford has been indulging in a little Nineties nostalgia, revealing that life for a supermodel twenty years ago was slightly more easygoing than it seems to be for the IT girls of today.

‘Remember back in the ’90s when people thought a big bowl of pasta was a low-calorie option?’ she asked Violet Grey, to a resounding ‘hell yeah’ from everybody everywhere. ‘Those were the days! Today, eating that is like eating a sundae.’

‘Fortunately, we weren’t expected to be a size 0 or 2 in my era. Christy and Linda and I, we weren’t so tiny. But I was still voluptuous even in that group. Sometimes it was hard at the fashion shows, but because of the way my body was, I had some different opportunities, like my swimsuit calendars.’

Pressures on girls in the industry today have changed significantly, she acknowledged, citing social media and brand building as being just as important to a model’s career now as maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

‘I was lucky because [Cindy’s MTV Show] House of Style was like my Twitter. I got to be more than just a picture. Because of social media, so many of the girls today, like Coco Rocha, Lily Aldridge, Georgia May Jagger and Cara Delevingne, are brand-building. When I started modeling there was no language for that.’

‘I have a 13-year-old daughter, and she keeps me up on things like this. I like the girls who look like they have real personalities, like they’re people I would want to meet.’

And Cindy’s favourite of the IT Brit pack? ‘Georgia May Jagger is one I like to watch. Her pictures are beautiful but also interesting.’

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