Arguably one of the most iconic supermodels of the 80s and 90s, Cindy Crawford is on her Lucious Lyons and building a legacy of success transitioning into her children. Her daughter, 14 year-old Kaia Gerber is already on the fast track to reaching supermodel status like her mother. Crawford recently told the Entertainment Tonight, she helps Kaia with modeling choices, especially because she knows which photographers are great to work with. Kaia is already publicly discussed following in her mother’s footsteps and possibly posing for iconic men’s magazine Playboy.
The possibility was discussed during Kaia’s mother’s new book tour after ET features some of Crawford’s famous nude Playboy photos for her biography. Both Kaia parents are models, with dad being former model Rande Gerber, and Kaia’s older brother and Cindy’s other child currently modeling in high-profile campaigns. Kaia mentioned to ET that she is eager and open to posing for the Hugh Hefner publication when she becomes of age.
The supermodel said she isn’t pushing the idea on her daughter, but that she can’t be a hypocrite with Kaia. Crawford acknowledges Playboy was a big part of her career. And, Kaia even helped her mom pick which nude photos would wind up in Becoming.
Apparently, the topic jokingly came up at home. Crawford said her teenage son, Presley (also a model), will call sister Kaia out on what she posts to Instagram. The eyewitness tells ET Crawford’s story: ‘He’ll go, ‘Mom did you see what Kaia posted on Instagram?’ and Cindy will look at it and say ‘What? I think it’s fine,’ and her son once said, ‘Ugh, what do you know? You did Playboy.”
Mama Crawford has a very healthy relationship with the Hugh Hefner Adult Entertainment publication. She has graced the cover of Playboy three times, debuting at 22 year-old in July 1988 and a third time at 32 year-old in October 1998 (Cover Shown Below:).
While Kaia has four more years before she turns 18, it appears that the iconic Hefner print will be taking a different direction in it’s concept. In an effort to expand its audience, the company will be ending this 62-year practice of featuring erotic imagery that has been integral in its image and brand. This move is a part of a redesign which will be unveiled next March, and while nudity may no longer be in the picture, the publication will continue to “feature women in provocative poses.” (see: Playboy: No More Nudes)
Gerber signed with IMG Models this last July. IMG Models is also home to supermodels Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and mother-to-be Chrissy Teigen (see: IMG’s Teigen Expecting). Immediately after signing with IMG, Kaia debuted in August editorial for Vogue Italia. The following month, the 14 year-old appeared in CR Fashion Book Bruce Weber pictorial alongside older brother Presely Gerber and Next’s Garret Taber. Check it out below:
Cindy Crawford is currently signed with Storm Model Management. In 2015, Crawford has graced the cover of four publication, two times with Elle magazine. Elle’s August 2015 Hong Kong-edition and the current Canadian-version October 2015. Becoming, a book about Crawford’s life and career co-written by Crawford and Katherine O’Leary, is on sale now on all major retailers.
- Cindy Crawford
- CR FASHION BOOK
- Hugh Hefner
- IMG MODELS
- Kaia Gerber
- Rande Gerber
- Vogue Italia