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Cindy Crawford praised for 'keeping it real' at 48

SUPERMODEL Cindy Crawford has been praised for a photo shoot in Marie Claire US in which her images have not been re-touched, showing her "flaws" for all to see.

Crawford has proudly shown off her un-photoshopped body has part of a campaign designed to show what models and celebrities look like without airbrushing.

The powerful image sees the 48-year-old mother-of-two revealing her stomach, thighs and chest - the parts women's bodies that are often criticised or judged - proving that she does not need to have her body digitally altered in order to look beautiful.

Crawford's un-retouched images will appear in the April issue of Marie Claire US, and people have been praising the supermodel's decision on social media, calling her "inspirational" and "beautiful" while thanking her for "keeping it real".

In an interview with the magazine, Crawford said that she tries to be a good role model for her daughter by accepting herself.

"I was never one of the skinny skinny girls who could eat whatever they wanted, so I certainly exercise and try to eat right.

"But at the same time, I try to be a good role model for my daughter in terms of just accepting myself, not saying 'Does this make me look fat?' or 'I can't eat that' or 'I'm on a diet.' I just trying to lead by example. "If we go out for ice cream I'm not going to not have any, I'm just going to have the baby-size cone. I don't want her to think that taking care of yourself means depriving yourself and not having fun."

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