Cindy Crawford reveals first modelling job in new book 'Becoming'

She also talks about her life as a small-town girl-turned-supermodel

By Liz Bautista | Published: 11 Sep 2015

Cindy's new book
Photo: cindycrawford/Instagram

In her new book Becoming, Cindy Crawford talks about her days as a small town girl from DeKalb, which is a small-town sixty miles west of Chicago.

She writes, "I loved my small-town upbringing. Yet I knew, even then, that somehow my path would take me beyond the comforts of that familiar place. For a while I wanted to be a nuclear physicist, and later I dreamed of becoming the first woman president—the two biggest jobs I could imagine." She also mentions that her fourth-grade student teacher dubbed her 'Future Miss America.' And although she didn't really aspire to be a beauty queen, she did appreciate the fact that someone outside of her family saw something special in her.

Cindy also talked about her very first paying modelling job and getting bullied in school. "[It was] A newspaper ad for Marshall Field's wearing some kind of Cross Your Heart bra. It appeared in the Chicago Tribune and within hours was plastered all over my high school. I think some of the kids were trying to embarrass me, but what did I care? I had made $150," she recalls.

If you're interested in reading more about Cindy's rise to fame, her book Becoming is available at Kinokuniya for RM225.75.


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