Supermodel Cindy Crawford was single-handedly the most famous model in the 90s and most recognizable for her signature model. Over a decade later and still mentioned as one of the most-sought after models well beyond her prime, the supermodel revealed that her iconic mole was almost removed when she was younger. In an interview with Into the Gloss, the 48 year-old Illinois-bred says it was her “ugly mark”.

She continues to describe her beauty mark, “I would get teased by the other kids in school, so I definitely wanted to get it removed. But my mother always said, ‘You know what your mole looks like, you don’t know what the scar is going to look like.’ Now it’s so much just a part of my face that I don’t think, ‘Oh, how’s my mole doing today?’ But it’s the thing that made people remember me, and it made a lot of women who also have beauty marks identify with me,” she reveals.

With the normal model’s shelf life only valued from 16-27 with exceptions, Cindy also opened up on what has made her so popular throughout the years, and it’s her international appeal. “In Italy they think I’m Italian, in South America they think I’m Latin, and in Greece they’re like, ‘Are you Greek?’ There are a lot of places in the world with people with brown hair and brown eyes.”

While best known for her Pepsi commercials throughout the 90s, Crawford signed with Elite back in 1986, where two years later, she posed for her debut Playboy editorial that brought worldwide recognition. Through her iconic success in the 90s, Crawford was often mentioned by critics as the greatest supermodel of all-time. Cindy retired from modeling in early 00s; however, made a highly-anticipated return in 2011 gracing the cover of Vogue Mexico. Since her return, Cindy has been piling up on the covers of the prestige publication; Tatler, Marie Claire, and Harper’s Bazaar. She was on the March cover of Bazaar Russia. Cindy is currently aligned with Storm Model Management for professional representation.

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