Wonder what a 48-year-old supermodel looks like without all the frills of Photoshop? One word: Gorgeous.
An unretouched photo of legendary model Cindy Crawford has been leaked, showing the stunner wearing black lingerie, a long black feather coat and black fedora and striking in a sultry pose.
The photo, which was apparently part of a cover spread for Marie Claire’s Mexico and Latin America December 2013 issue, just came to light on Friday and quickly went viral.
Marie Claire confirmed that the picture was authentic, responding "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...[The photo] is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous."
The social media response to the unretouched photo has been overwhelmingly positive, with women tweeting their praise for Crawford showing what a "real" woman looks like despite the significant backlash towards women going through the aging process in Hollywood.
While Crawford herself hasn’t released any comments on the unretouched photo, husband Rande Gerber was quick to respond, posting a photo of his wife in a bikini on Instagram.
The photo, captioned "She got flowers and I got her. Happy Valentines Day @cindycrawford," shows Crawford lying by a pool – and looking noticeably different than the unretouched Marie Claire photos.
Was this a push back against the au naturale leaked photo? One user commented, "I hate we can't tell what's real and fake anymore!!" Whatever the case, it’s definitely refreshing to see an unretouched photo of an older woman without all the negative conversation à la the recent commentary about Renee Zellweger’s changing face.
What do you think? Would you like to see more un-retouched photos of models in magazines?