For Cindy Crawford From One Of Your Biggest Fans – ME!

Been reading a lot about you. 

It seems that there are a lot of articles written about you, Cindy, and of late that number is going up.  Why?  Perhaps it’s because you’re retiring (I for one am sad to hear that!) and you’re 50 and the “age thing” does attract attention from the media doesn’t it?

But that shouldn’t be.  No.  Really.  It. Should. Not. Be.

Because age, like weight, race, religion, political leanings, and other personal factors, should not be what we look at as an “issue.”

There I said it.

And I’m quite sure that these days – especially these days I believe – more and more women are saying, “Enough of the negative crap about me I’m vital, healthy, and yup, I’m freakin’ GORGEOUS!”

Sound like something you’ve heard before?  Well, it might be.  Because women who have fought against the weight, race, religion, political leanings and other personal factors “issues”, have pretty much said that.  No doubt many have used much stronger terms, but, the message is clear – “Cut it the fuck out!”  Oops.  Sorry.  Strong term there LOL.

How this applies to you, in my opinion, Cindy Crawford.  

These articles I keep reading, the most recent one being today, imply  that you are a bit down (my word I’m using as it’s the way I see it) about your age and that your skin isn’t as “good” as it once was and that your waistline will never be the “same” as it was when you were younger.

I’d like to address both of those problems one at a time.  Here goes:

Your skin isn’t as “good”.  

I’m 60.  So I’m about a decade older.  See anything wrong with my skin?  Really wrong.  Not older.  Not mature.  I mean “wrong”.  I hope no one does.  Because i’m healthy as heck.

Just because a woman has been on Earth longer, and Mother Nature did her thing and she’s got some crow’s feet or other lines on her beautiful face, that doesn’t mean her value goes down.  That’s just plain bullshit we women are told from when we’re learning to walk.  And just because the bullshit has been shoveled out by so many people, and accepted by the masses, it doesn’t make it smell any sweeter.

We can all raise the health-level of our skin by drinking more water, at least 8 to 10 glasses per day, especially when  you saunter past age 35, keeping the SPF 15 or higher handy, and putting exercise in our lives every single day.  Facial exercise, water & lotion masks (easy and amazing-good) and lymphatic massage can make a huge difference.  Injectables can of course be great, but, we should in my opinion do as little as possible of that.  I myself tried Botox a year ago and just last week tried it again.   But I’m not writing to rate that product or brag about my successful practices.

The bottom line is that society at large needs to lighten up on women and beauty.  If we’re only “beautiful” at 20 and live to 85 or older that makes for a huge chunk of our lives spent in the “ugly” range.  Screw that.  I’m not buying into it at all.

Signs of life look good on a person.  Just look at Mel Gibson.  He’s got a ton of living written all over his face.  And it’s cool for him.  Of course.  He’s a man.  Cripes.  The same can’t possibly apply to Demi Moore can it?  Or Helen Mirren?  I say of course it can and why the hell our media does not pick up on that is beyond me.

Your waistline will never be the “same” as when you were younger.  

OK.  Here I can testify that “Oh yes it can!”  I have, and this is no exaggeration, the same waistline, hips, thighs, posture, all of it, that I had at 17.  Good genes help.  But they don’t do the work for you.  I put exercise in my life every day, follow smart portion-control rather than ruling out foods I love, and include yoga and using an inversion table as part of my regular life as well.  It’s not all that hard really.  It’s just routining yourself and remembering that you should take as good care of yourself as you do others and it keeps you motivated.

Who the heck is Nancy Welker anyway?? 

Oh.  I’m a wife, mom of 2, and one of my kids, my son, is severely autistic.  I rolled up my sleeves and taught him at home, after the school system failed him, beginning at age 4 and he’s now turning 25.  It’s limited me career-wise, and so, now, just in these past 2 years, I am pursuing a lifelong love of acting and possibly modeling if a job comes up for me, as well.

What was that again?  Yes, I’m going after a career as an actress/model now.  I started in earnest at 58.  Not 18 or even 28.  58.  Whew.

The message I carry to the world is that I am part of the diversity we hear so much about.  And that the world surely does need to recognize and appreciate everyone.  People come in many different sizes, shapes, dispositions……and ages.  No one should ever be “counted out” or “put out to pasture”.

Since going through the female changes I’m stronger than ever, literally, and have more confidence than ever as well. I attribute part of the added confidence to busting through some of the ancient beliefs about women and age and what we “can’t do” anymore.

My best to you Cindy! 

This isn’t to say anything at all negative about you!  As I stated I’m a fan now and forever – and wish you’d reconsider the retirement decision.  You’re my ideal fashion model, spokesmodel, all of it.  Age hasn’t made you less beautiful and in fact it’s made you more so in some great ways.

I wanted to write down my thoughts about age and since seeing the Fox News article posted, I thought I’d like to give you a little wisdom from a somewhat older, and surely in spirit only,  sister.

You’ve still got it, Cindy!  And it just can’t be lost – ever!

Link to the Fox News article.  

 

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Angela says:

    Nancy, you will be drop-dead beautiful when you’re 110!!

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  2. Christina says:

    Age is a number. Look around and you’ll see people who surprise the heck out of you.

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  3. Sandy says:

    Women should stop worrying about age and just be the gorgeous creatures they are. Women like YOU and Cindy should never even think about at all. You rock it!!

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  4. Jill says:

    Oh yea. Age is a taboo subject for women. Men? Like you said Mel Gibson is pretty much a prune, but a damn handsome one! Women may never want to go that far, but it’s like we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t do something to help our skin stay young looking. Its high time movies and commercials and tv showed older women some love!

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  5. chella says:

    Also love Cindy! You’re right about how we see things in people. Who would’ve thought a plus size model in a bikini would be a hit??? Damn glad of it too!

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  6. Agree. Both you and Cindy are such amazing ladies. Grace, beauty and style. And you both seem pretty strong! I too wish she’d reconsider the retirement thing. Maybe she’ll show up as an actress then?

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  7. Nina says:

    Cindy’s been in the news a lot is right. I have read some articles that make her sound kinda paranoid about her age but that’s just the way they come off I think. Anything to get more readers. You have so many great points here. Both about age and how most of the world looks at women vs. the way they look at men. It’s not fair at all and it’s about time it changed. I love your work. And I’ll be one of your biggest fans forever! Take care and go get ’em Nancy!!

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  8. Linda says:

    Huge Cindy Crawford fan here! She’s so pretty and it’s too true that the media slams women once they pass 40 or 50 or 60. It’s a shame. There are so many gorgeous women who truly deserve the limelight. Like Y-O-U, Nancy! xoxo

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  9. Ginny says:

    Love Cindy too! Didn’t know she was retiring! Your whole attitude about beauty and age is spot on, and every woman should read this.

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