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Cindy Crawford Announces Plan to Retire at 50: 'What Else Do I Need to Do?'

Supermodel talks candidly about her career with United Airlines' Rhapsody magazine.



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    Cindy Crawford poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in New York.

    Cindy Crawford is ready to say goodbye to modeling.

    As the supermodel approaches her 50th birthday on February 20, Rande Gerber's leading lady is looking back at her career and suggesting to readers that retirement may be quickly approaching.

    "I feel like I'm allowing that to have been great, and I'm celebrating it. And I'm sure I'll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore. And that's OK," she told United Airlines' Rhapsody magazine. "I've done it. I've worked with all these incredible photographers. What else do I need to do?"

    She continued, "I can't keep reinventing myself. I shouldn't have to keep proving myself. I don't want to."

    For the past several months, Crawford has been hard at work supporting her book "Becoming Cindy Crawford." In her latest interview, she admits the work was a way to bid farewell to her days as a model.

    "Maybe not say goodbye," she explained, "but move on."

    Today, Crawford is loving every moment with her children Kaia Gerber, 14, and Presley Gerber, 16. In fact, her daughter has already scored some impressive modeling gigs.

    "They are all taking pictures of themselves, or having their friends take pictures for their social media," Crawford explained. "Kaia would be modeling even if she weren't modeling. All the girls are modeling. They are not dependent only on how a photographer sees them. They have a direct relationship with their fans."

    And looking back, Crawford doesn't regret her career. In fact, she claims that she was just following her passions.

    "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," she shared with the publication. "And the way that I have been communicating for the past 30 years has been through pictures."

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