Cindy Crawford feels better than ever at 53.
She joined fellow supermodel and friend Christy Turlington at an event with WWD where she opened up about ageism and why she has no plans to stop posing nude.
“We want to show women who are 53, and I think Christy just turned 50, that there’s still beauty in that,” she explained, which includes all the “tasteful nudes.”
Crawford, who just stripped down for photographer Russell James’ book, says the negative comments from bodyshamers help motivate her.
“I remember some snarky person on Instagram — there seem to be a lot of those — posted something like, ‘Ah, why are you still doing those at your age?’” she recalled. “And I was like, is there an age where being nude isn’t beautiful? It’s just a different kind of beauty.”
She added, “That is part of the reason I still do shoots.”
But while she loves the nudes, she admits it’s “a little harder” to get camera-ready. “I hope this is politically correct, but sometimes I say I need Viagra for shoots,” she joked. “It’s harder to get it up.”
Earlier this year, Crawford echoed her thoughts on posing nude when she revealed she has zero regrets covering Playboy twice.
“I look back at some of my old Playboy pictures and I think, ‘Why wasn’t I walking around naked all the time?’” she told PorterEdit.
“I’m not getting younger,” she added, “so I want to celebrate who I am today.”