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August 30, 2011

"Evening in America: Cindy Crawford and the State of Supermodels"

Ms. Molly Lambert just doesn't understand Cindy Crawford. Lambert thinks the mole helped make Cindy "relatable". Ms. Lambert asserts that the mole, in fact, was why Cindy was "more specifically iconic than Christy Turlington or Stephanie Seymour, who are objectively equally beautiful."

Oh, my, that's wrong.

The other keys to her success, supposedly, were that "Cindy broadcasts toughness, a kind of forthright cowgirl confidence" and "She branded herself as American, constantly". 

Better, but still pretty far off.

Allow me.

Ms. Crawford's success was a function of her understanding exactly what business she was in. She was selling an image. And she tried earnestly to sell that image reliably, and she was proud of the result. Her effort and her pride showed in House of Style and all her TV appearances. That and what I noted five years ago Issac Mizrahi said about her

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Once, back in the 90s, I was walking down a street in DeKalb, IL [home of NIU] and I like to got whiplash when I noticed "the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen in person, close up" walked past me.

It was, of course, Cindy Crawford [DeKalb and Sycamore, her hometown are "twin cities"]. She was alone. Continued on down the street past me and went into a local store.

I later got the chance to meet her at a casual gathering. Her 'persona' or "personality" or whatever sure appeared to be true. I don't remember her being renowned for her acting skills, so I'm guessing she was/is really as she seems.

The fact that she evidently recognized that "what she is" sells hardly seems a reason to dis her.

I pay next to no attention to "supermodels" but perhaps the problem since Crawford is not her but that the later crop are trying to fake not having lousy personalities or not being rotten human beings. Divas aren't that attractive to most, I think. And most of the current crop don't seem nearly as smart as Crawford. Just my two cents.

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