Dina Lohan and Kris Jenner could learn a thing or two from Cindy Crawford.
As RadarOnline reports, the supermodel is suspending her daughter’s career because she says is too young.
You may remember seeing 10-year-old Kaia Gerber in the Young Versace campaign that came out a few weeks ago. I certainly did and thought, here we go again. Another celeb spawn entering the rat race.
“I’m so thrilled that Kaia was chosen to be part of the first Young Versace campaign,” Crawford said at the time. But, apparently, the model mama has changed her mind about letting her already gorgeous lookalike daughter loose in the fashion industry.
“At this point, she’s too young to pursue a career,” Radar reports 45-year-old Crawford as saying. “There aren’t even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl.”
Okay, yeah. I hope it’s the former reason that is inspiring her to tell her daughter no, and not the latter. Crawford says she’s all for her daughter following in her footsteps, when she’s old enough.
“But if she’s 17 and wants to try it, of course, what can I say?”
Bravo, Cindy Crawford! Finally, a mother putting the brakes on her kid hitting the Hollywood fast track. As Meredith Carroll reports over on Strollerderby, “I’m a mom to two daughters I shudder even more at the thought of young kids with big careers based solely on their looks. I’m not talking about babies in Pampers commercials or little kids in, say, a Lands’ End catalog. I’m taking about young high fashion models. As someone who has always been highly conscious — and self-conscious — about weight and looks, I can’t imagine that the benefits always outweigh the risks when you put a young girl (or boy) around lots of people whose livelihoods depend on the number on a scale. The scrutiny must be beyond intense, and while the experience is arguably rewarding at times, the downside has the potential to be seriously dark.”
Exactly. And it’s very telling that someone like Crawford, who has been in the industry longer than most, doesn’t want her daughter subjected to it at such a young age.
Take note, Dina Lohan!