Cindy Crawford Puts The Brakes on 10 Year Old Daughter Kaia Gerber’s Modelling Career

16 February 2012 by

Cindy Crawford Puts The Brakes on 10 Year Old Daughter Kaia Gerber’s Modelling Career

Kaia Gerber for Young Versace

Eep. After stepping onto the world stage with a leading role in the Young Versace campaign, Cindy Crawford’s ten-year-old daughter, Kaia Gerber, has had her modelling career stalled by her famous mom.  

Cindy has revealed that she’s putting the brakes on her daughter’s career – for the next seven years at least, telling ‘The Daily’ that ‘at this point, she’s too young to pursue a career.  There aren’t even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl… 'But if she's 17 and wants to try it, of course, what can I say?’

Kaia’s first job was an undeniable success, commercially – the images looked great, she looked super cute, and everyone was happy. However, in the wake of the images being released, Cindy received some pretty fierce criticism for allowing her daughter to take a part in the campaign – though it wasn’t necessarily the shoot that was the problem, per se, but the short skirt which Kaia modelled in the lead picture. And this may – or may not – have contributed to her decision to stall her daughter’s burgeoning career.

Cindy Crawford Puts The Brakes on 10 Year Old Daughter Kaia Gerber’s Modelling Career

Cindy Crawford with her family in 2011

Cindy also revealed in the interview that Kaia has a hilarious opinion of her mother’s job of choice, saying ‘she kind of jokingly said - I'm not even sure if it was jokingly - 'I might model first because you don't have to know how to do anything, but then I want to be a baby nurse’.


Cindy, of course, was a muse for Gianni Versace during his lifetime, and was understandably enthusiastic about her daughter’s participation in the Young Versace campaign at the time the images were released. ‘I'm so thrilled that Kaia was chosen to be part of the first Young Versace Campaign… I have so many fond memories of the times I spent with Gianni and Donatella. There is something so very special about the House of Versace.' She also said that the shoot, which she had sat in on, had been a 'fantastic experience' and said of her daughter ‘I am so proud of her’. Aww.

Versace matriarch, Donatella, was equally enthusiastic about her young protégée, saying ‘'Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift. The camera really, really loves her’.


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FightForYrWrite (Thu Feb 16 11:21:52 GMT 2012): Meg Matthews, take note...
Edward Salzano (Thu Feb 16 15:25:40 GMT 2012): Shameless marketing...she'll make millions off it!
Rachel Pughe (Fri Feb 17 09:41:10 GMT 2012): I hope it was a family decision and not bending to the media's pressure. I think the campaign is something to be proud of and I think Cindy will have thought long and hard about how it would come across and also of course it gave her daughter a bit of independence.
Stefanie Kae Silva (Fri Feb 17 18:19:09 GMT 2012): Oh my god I wouldn't let any of my kids model until they were 18 good descion.