Mothers really do know best!
Cindy Crawford reveals it was her mom who kept her from removing the now trademark mole above her upper lip when she was in grade school.
"I would get teased by the other kids in school, so I definitely wanted to get it removed," the model says. "Apparently, if it was on the right side it was a beauty mark, and if it was on the left it was an ugly mark."
Though Cindy's sister encouraged her to get rid of it, the 48-year-old's mother convinced her to embrace it. "My mother always said, 'You know what your mole looks like, you don't know what the scar is going to look like.'"
Now, the mother-of-two doesn't even notice her famous mark when looking in the mirror. "It's so much just a part of my face that I don't think, 'Oh, how's my mole doing today?'" shares the blonde beauty.
"But it's the thing that made people remember me, and it made a lot of women who also have beauty marks identify with me," explains Cindy. "Honestly, though, if I was designing my face from scratch I don't know if I would have designed it with the mole."
Cindy, who skyrocketed to fame in the '80s as one of the world's top supermodels, still shoots editorials frequently to avoid becoming a permanent, in her words, "throwback Thursday" on social media.
But the Illinois-native, who has been married to businessman Rande Gerber since 1998, says her favorite job title will always be "mom." And she can see daughter Kaia following in her modeling footsteps.
"[Kaia and her friends] play dress up, and I'll take their photos. I did a shoot with them last weekend and it's just so funny looking at Kaia's body language," she tells Into The Gloss.
"Modelling is just in her DNA or something, it's crazy. But I think she likes acting more than modelling… who knows? She's 12."
Cindy herself wanted to be the first woman president when she was that age, she reveals but then admits, "I don't think becoming president is something I could do any more — I don't want to take a pay cut."