Cindy Crawford:' I am happier with my body now'

2007-12-10 01:50:10  China Daily      

Supermodel Cindy Crawford likes her current body shape better than the toned and sculpted look she had as a top model, because a great amount of effort has gone into attaining her current physique.

The brunette beauty had made women around the world jealous of her slim size during her reign as catwalk queen in the early 1990s.

However, she has had to struggle to attain her current physique, after she became the mother of two, going on a strict exercise regimen to keep off the pounds.

"I'm actually happier with my body now that I was back then because the body I have is the body I've worked for. When I was 23 other women could look at me and say, 'Well, she's never had kids'," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

"But now I have and I know what it's like to have to lose baby weight. It is a huge change for your body. You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby because your stomach is hanging there like a Shar-Pei," she added.

The 41-year-old says that even she is affected by the media's pressure on women to be beautiful.

"Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford. I have fat days, ugly days, blimp days, days that I just feel terrible about myself. I don't want to have to be beautiful all the time," she said.

"I want to be able to look cruddy in my weekend sweats, with a pimple on my face and pimple cream on top of the pimple. The expectation to be beautiful always bothers me," she added.