UPDATE: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, 10:57 a.m. EST
Just one day after news broke Cindy Crawford may be retiring from modeling when she turns 50 later this month, the star has clarified her comments and assured fans she's not leaving the 'biz quite yet.
"Every year, I tell my kids I'm retiring. It's a running joke in our family. And yet every year, opportunities pop up that really excite me. While it's true that I'm eager to shift my focus a bit to concentrate on my businesses, friends and family — I'm not making any final statements (not all headlines tell the whole story!)," Cindy, 49, wrote via Instagram on Monday, Feb. 1.
"I have loved being part of the fashion industry for the past 30 years — and if that time has taught me anything, it's this: never say never. Thanks for all the support, I'm so excited for what 2016 holds! xo Cindy," she continued.
ORIGINAL STORY: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, 10:46 a.m. EST
Cindy Crawford just confessed something HUGE!
In a new interview with United Airlines' Rhapsody Magazine, Cindy, 49, seemingly announced her retirement from modeling as she prepares to celebrate her 50th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 20.
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"I'm sure I'll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore," she said. "And that's okay. I've done it. I've worked with all these incredible photographers. What else do I need to do? I can't keep reinventing myself. I shouldn't have to keep proving myself. I don't want to."
Cindy in January 1990. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Though Cindy — who is a mom to two kids, son Presley, 16, and daughter Kaia, 14, with husband Rande Gerber, 53 — confessed she's ready to end her supermodel career after nearly 30 years in the spotlight, she said she'll always have fond memories of her profession.
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"I was like, 'I love my job, but am I really that superficial that I just love getting my hair and makeup done and looking beautiful?' And what I realized was that what I really love and am passionate about is communication. And the way that I have been communicating for the past 30 years has been through pictures," she said.
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