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Cindy Crawford: 'In the '90s People Thought a Big Bowl of Pasta Was Low-Calorie'


We don’t know what it is about ’90s supermodels, but they just don’t age. Especially Cindy Crawford. The star looks better than ever in a sexy new photo shoot for
The Violet Files
, and she opens up about her stance on aging, dieting and her pending 50th birthday.

Cindy Crawford Violet Grey
Courtesy Emma Summerton

“The secret is that there is no secret,” she says when it comes to aging. “Do all the stuff we know: Don’t smoke, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, find what makes you happy.”

She also maintains the importance of sticking to a skincare routine. “Results are cumulative. When a 35-year-old starts taking care of her skin, she won’t look different. It’s when you’re my age that you start seeing the payoff.”

Cindy Crawford Violet Grey
Courtesy Emma Summerton

As for celebrating her 50th birthday, Crawford is releasing a new book looking back at her life.

“I thought that writing a book, compiling photos and writing essays about my experiences might be an interesting way to turn 50. It’s probably what we should all do on our birthdays, to take a look back to examine our lives. When you’re in the middle of something you can’t see as clearly, so it’s been a great journey for me to look back and reflect.”

Cindy Crawford Violet Grey
Courtesy Emma Summerton

The 48-year-old star also reflected on having some nostalgia for the ’90s when it comes to dieting.

“Remember back in the ‘90s when people thought that a big bowl of pasta was a low-calorie option? Those were the days,” she mused. “Today, eating that is like eating a sundae.”

For more on Crawford, like her beauty rundown from the shoot, visit Violet Grey. And tell us: What do you think of her stance on aging?

–Brittany Talarico