Cindy Crawford Won't Let Her Daughter Be a Model Yet
Feb 17, 2012 16:20
Cindy Crawford's 10-year old daughter made headlines when she modeled for Young Versace. But instead of embracing the modeling career of young Kaia Gerber, the supermodel is not going to allow her daughter to become a model until she's well into her late teens. In an interview with the Daily Front Row, Cindy says:
At this point, she’s too young to pursue a career. There aren’t even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl. But if she’s 17 and wants to try it…of course, what can I say? She’s really into singing and acting. She kind of jokingly said—I’m not even sure if it was jokingly—‘I might model first because you don’t have to know how to do anything, but then I want to be a baby nurse.’
I didn’t want to be a stage mom and make her nervous. She knew I was there looking out for her. She’s done little modeling things with me, but it was always with me, and this was just her. And I really wanted her to have that experience.
Kaia's first Versace ad received a bit of criticism for the clothing choices; the 10-year-old wore a skirt that some deemed too short.
It sounds like Cindy is guiding her little girl in the right direction and keeping her grounded. So the world has 7-years to see if Kaia will come back to the world of modeling for her own, or go on to other things.