Cindy Crawford: The Model's Body Makes Waves

Update: The photographer has now come forward with a statement.

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Update, 3/3: Photographer John Russo, who took the photograph in question, has come forward to say it was stolen from him before being disseminated online. He also contests the accuracy of the image as it was presented, issuing the following statement:

"An image of Cindy Crawford taken by me for the December 2013 edition of Marie Claire Mexico was stolen or otherwise unlawfully accessed, and then maliciously altered and distributed to the media. It has been falsely claimed that this photograph represents an un-retouched image of Cindy Crawford. This is not true. It is a fraudulent, altered version of my photograph."

A photo of Cindy Crawford has been circulating on Twitter, revealing a body that defies expectations. While the claim accompanying the photo (which you can see here (opens in new tab)) is that it will be printed in an upcoming issue of Marie Claire, its origins are actually from a December 2013 cover story from Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America. It appears that this version is a leak.

No matter where the photo came from, it's an enlightenment—we've always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more. And as she told us at the premiere of her new documentary (opens in new tab) last week: "I really think—at any age—it's learning to be comfortable in your own skin. ...If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves. ...What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That's what people see."

Read more in her interview here (opens in new tab).

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As the editor of Cosmopolitan, Jess oversees the editorial for all of Cosmo's efforts across print, digital, video, and emerging platforms. Previously she served as the digital director of Marie Claire, where she tripled the readership, and she's held print and hybrid posts at Glamour and Teen Vogue. In 2013 she launched an interactive e-commerce platform for a fashion-tech startup, and in a former life she was a ballet dancer and NYU film student. She lives in Manhattan with her scruffy dog George.