OK. The untouched Cindy Crawford photo that’s been getting so much attention lately? I would kill to look like untouched Cindy Crawford. Heck, I would love to look like untouched Cindy Crawford after a 30 pound weight gain and a bad case of acne. The media has been saying that the untouched photo will help our teenage daughters adjust their current unrealistic body images and see what a little airbrushing can do. I’m sorry, but I don’t think untouched Cindy Crawford presents a realistic image for them, either!
Years ago, Jamie Lee Curtis did a photo spread showing all that went into a magazine cover shoot. She posed in some unflattering grannie panties and a sports bra. No airbrushing. Schlubby posture. No make-up. Staring proudly into the camera, she never looked more beautiful to me.
Untouched Cindy Crawford’s photo seems to have been released without her authorization. She hasn't commented on it, as far as I know. If that were me, I’d own it. She’s 49 and still freakishly gorgeous. I’d post that picture on Facebook, tweet it, post it on Instagram. Heck, I’d slap it up on billboards and sell tee shirts.
I can’t imagine the effort that goes into looking like untouched Cindy Crawford. She must eat about 500 calories a day – enough to see her through 3 hours at the gym, seven days a week. I bet untouched Cindy Crawford spent a few hours in a stylist’s chair, and I’ll bet she was wearing make-up that costs as much as a year’s tuition for most college students. I know I drop a pretty penny on magic lotions and potions designed to make me look younger. I can’t imagine what untouched Cindy Crawford spends on potions each year.
The vast majority of us have to walk around untouched every day. In public. I go to work every day with no airbrushing whatsoever. I actually show up at my teenager’s sporting events without any Photoshopping. Do I own it? Heck no. I cover it up with bulky sweaters, scarves, tunics. I even got bangs recently because they cover up at least a few of the wrinkles. But if I looked even remotely like untouched Cindy Crawford, I’d probably be wearing bikinis to work, even in the winter.