Cindy Crawford is a model, actress and a businesswoman who attained fame in her years of modeling, playing roles in movies and television shows.
Crawford’s career as a model started in the 1980s and 1990s when she was among the most popular supermodels and a regular presence on runways, magazine covers and fashion campaigns. One of the epic moments of her career as a model was the iconic 1991 Pepsi commercial in which she emerged from a red Lamborghini to quench her thirst at a gas-station vending machine.
At age, 17, Crawford applied and gained entry for the Elite Model Management’s Look of the Year contest for which she ended up as the runner-up. She was later represented by Elite Model Management in Chicago.
She went to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University but dropped out to pursue modeling and acting full-time.
While her career achievements make her staple subject on the internet, the media has been smitten by her lookalike daughter Kaia Jordan Gerber.
Who is Cindy Crawford’s Daughter
Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Jordan Gerber is a model – just like her mother and father Rande Gerber – and has been dominating the Fashion Week catwalks in Paris, Milan and New York, since 2018.
The youngster has been actively modeling since 2014. She debuted as a model who runs the stage during the New York Fashion Week 2018. She walked for designer Raf Simons from Calvin Klein label, as well as for other fashion houses including Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Burberry, Alexander Wang, Coach, Moschino. Already, she has modeled for Chanel and Versace and is currently signed with IMG Models.
Born on September 3, 2001, in Los Angeles, California, United States, Kaia is the second child and only daughter of her parents. She has an elder brother, Presley Walker Gerber who is also a model. Her father is Jewish, whereas her mother is of English, French and German descent.
The entire Gerber family is set on the pedestal of entertainment and entrepreneurship. In 2016, Kaia feature in the movie Sister Cities as Carolina.
At such a young age, Kaia feels quite at home with her career path. She told Teen Vogue during an interview that her favorite thing about being a model is the people she gets to meet. She doesn’t think there’s any other job where one can learn so many things about different individuals.
The 16-year old fast-rising star said she just loves forging new relationships.
Cindy Crawford’s Husband
Cindy Crawford’s husband Rande Gerber is a businessman and a former model. He is the founder of nightlife companies Midnight Oil and the Gerber Group, an American entrepreneur whose portfolio ranges from bars, lounges and restaurants located around the globe.
He launched Gerber Spirit, using his family name to create the alcoholic brand.
Gerber has also formed a business partnership with his best friend and Hollywood actor George Clooney. In 2013, both men launched Casamigos Tequila and later sold the company to Diageo, a multinational alcoholic beverages company based in London, for a whopping sum of $700 million.
Crawford and Gerber got married on May 29, 1998. The couple started out as friends when she was still married to her ex-husband, Richard Gere. She spoke about it in an interview with Ninja Journalism saying her current marriage was rooted and based on friendship which kept the relationship elevated.
However perfect their marriage seems to be, it did come without few scaths. Cindy Crawford’s husband has come under allegations of infidelity in the past, precisely in 2004 and 2009.
The first came from a former waitress employed by Gerber named Harmy Kubiak, who claimed to have had relations with the entrepreneur and father of 2. Similar allegations surfaced in 2009, this time from two former employees who accused Gerber of firing them unfairly after he had made advances at them and they declined. He denied all the allegations.
After 21 years of marriage, Crawford and Gerber are living as role models to their children, Kaia and Presley. The younger Gerbers are described as spitting images of their mother even down to their cheekbones.
Cindy Crawford’s Net Worth
Although Crawford has retired from modeling, except in few special occasions where she still poses for the likes of Omega Watches and Russian department store TSUM, the supermodel has huge financial returns from her modeling and acting career. She has an estimated net worth $100 million.
Besides her career in entertainment, Crawford has invested her money over the years in other business ventures. In 2005 she partnered with HM Richards on a line of home furniture sold via retails such as Art Van, Rooms to Go, Raymour & Flanigan.
Later in 2009, Crawford formed another partnership with JCPenny to sell a home décor line and a mid-range jewelry collection called One Kiss.
Her other investments include a branded shoe collection sold through European retailer Deichmann and a line of anti-aging skincare, Meaningful Beauty.
Despite all these, her biggest career achievements lie in the entertainment industry; to have successfully become a supermodel and appear on the cover of many magazines, and in films & TV shows.
In 1997, Cindy Crawford was selected as the second most beautiful woman in the world by Shape magazine and appeared in the list of several magazines as one of the hottest women. She has walked the ramp for top designers such as DKNY, Versace, Michael Kors, Todd, Calvin Klein, Oldham, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Valentino and Chanel.
Besides campaigning for Valentino, Ellen Tracy, Guess, Calvin Klein, David Yurman, Oscar De La Renta, Escada, Hermes, Maybelline, Anne Klein, Liz Claiborne and others, Crawford has featured in several music videos for artists like Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Gorge Micheal etc.
She is currently an activist and is involved in charity works. In another interview with reporters, the mother of 2 expressed concern for her daughter’s involvement in the modeling industry.
She fears her daughter Kaia will never be as successful a model as she once was. Although she did consider it an issue but said it’ll be a lot of pressure for Kaia to try and rise above the success of her parents. Crawford was reportedly quoted saying “If you have a successful parent and you go into the same business but if you’re not more successful, then what?”