Earlier today, this unretouched picture of 48-year-old Cindy Crawford done up like Cookie Lyon meets the side piece of a South American drug overlord made its way onto Twitter. It was quickly id’d as a picture from a Marie Claire Mexico shoot that Cindy did in 2013 (pictures below). Marie Claire US later burped up a statement saying that the picture was leaked. There were rumors that it was going to be in the April issue of Marie Claire US, but they say that ain’t so. Here’s the statement that Marie Claire US released:
No matter where the photo came from, it’s an enlightenment—we’ve always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more. And as she told us at the premiere of her new documentary last week: “I really think—at any age—it’s learning to be comfortable in your own skin. …If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves. …What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That’s what people see.”
If you happen to feel a little earthquake today, don’t worry. It’s just Brit Brit, Mimi, Beyonce, Kim Kartrashian and Christina Aguilera’s baby shaking with fear over their un-Photoshopped magazine pictures leaking onto the Internet.