Talk about a sweet 16. Days after celebrating her 16th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 3, Kaia Gerber got the best gift a teen could ask for — her driver’s license! The young model’s famous mom, Cindy Crawford, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share the big news with her millions of followers.
“Baby driver. Congrats on passing your driver’s test @KaiaGerber!” Cindy, 51 — who shares Kaia and son Presley, 18, with husband Rande Gerber — wrote alongside a photo of her daughter sporting a huge smile and holding onto a temporary paper license.
Kaia also expressed her excitement over getting her license via social media. “We’ve got a licensed driver on our hands (STAY OFF THE ROAD),” she jokingly captioned a photo of herself posing in front of the DMV, proudly waving her certificate in the air.
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While Cindy is certainly thrilled to see her little girl grow up, she couldn’t help but get emotional while reminiscing on Kaia’s first appearance in Vogue magazine as a toddler. On Kaia’s actual birthday, the supermodel shared a photo of herself and her youngest child posing together for the fashion bible years ago. “Happy 16th birthday @KaiaGerber! Love this pic of us by @PatrickDemarchelier. Your first time in @VogueMagazine, but I’m pretty sure not your last!” Cindy wrote. “Hope all your wishes come true — love you always!”
As Kaia continues to pursue her modeling career, Cindy has no doubt that her daughter has what it takes to be a huge success in the fashion industry. “You’re so much more confident than I was! I didn’t start modeling until I was nearly 17,” she told Kaia in a September 2016 profile with Teen Vogue. “You have a sense of what feels right for you. I don’t worry about you staying true to yourself.”