Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Kaia Crawford Is 10


Kaia Crawford is the ten year old daughter of Cindy Crawford. She is making her modeling debut as the face of the Young Versace line. You know, because it is never too early to get your kid wanting really expensive fashions they will grow out of in three months.


The more shocking thing to me is that she is only 10. She looks like no other 10 year old I have ever seen. Take away the great photographer, the photoshopping and airbrushing and she still looks to be in her late teens and if you told me she was 20, I would probably agree.

48 comments:

Sis said...

She's a cute girl.

Another child of a celebrity doing what the parents do or because of the parents. Forget all of the real children who are talented who will never get a chance, but this one will because of her parents, and I bet she will not have to work so hard. This is with modeling, acting, singing etc etc.

ghost said...

I don't understand the obsession with sexualizing young children... between the youngest two Jenner girls and Toddlers and Tiaras (just the first two examples that popped into my head) it's just not right. Kids need to be kids. You can never get your childhood back, and you have the rest of your life after to be an adult, so why rush it?

nolachickee said...

Yes, she's beautiful and she's Cindy's daughter. But ten? I completely agree with ghost. You can say yeah, it's just pictures. But the worst part is how people will treat her because of the photos. She is now a sexual entity. I say shame on Cindy for allowing this so early in her daughter's life.

pomme said...

she looks very young (more 13 years old than 10)

Tara said...

Wow, she looks A LOT like her mom.

And aye @ what ghost said up ^^ there.

Jasmine said...

The photo/make up and re-touching is INAPPROPRIATE, period.
There intention was to make her look older/more enticing than she is. There is a suggestive tone here in her facial shading, her posing and the angle of the camera in regards to the short skirt.

ridiculous

^also agreed 100% with Ghost

bflogurl said...

@Sis: I disagree.... That girl is a knockout (even at the tender age of 10), and I would be willing to bet if she wanted to get into modeling (with your everyday Joe parents), she would make it.

Google her and look at her pictures. She is simply beautiful!

tracyh said...

Her legs are 10 her face 20 looking.

RenoBlondee said...

10 *is* awfully young to start this this type of career. I hope Cindy and Randy watch over her closely. I bet they're too busy partying in Mexico with George Clooney though.

crila16 said...

Why do they have to put her in such a short skirt? She's only 10 yrs old. I would never let my 10 yr old out of the house in a skirt that short. This is why our youth is growing up too fast. Hollywood has an obsession with the young, trying to make them into adults. You hit 40 and you're over the hill and made fun of, even if you still look good.

__-__=__ said...

Somebody here pointed me to the Model book and that has every reason why this shouldn't happen and Cindy should know better. At least Madonna waited until Lourdes was a teenager. (Can anyone believe I just wrote that?!?!)

Tara said...

@ crila16 - I wouldn't let my 15 year old out of the house in a skirt that short. LOL...it's ridiculous.

RenoBlondee said...

Shouldn't it be Kaia Gerber btw?

SaintsFan said...

Thank you crila and Tara! I kept reading the comments wondering why no one thought the skirt was inappropriate and then I thought I must be really old fashioned. Glad to see others are thinking it too. NO way would I let a child walk out the door that way. If anyone has watched To Catch a Predator on Dateline, you know creeps come in all forms from labor workers to doctors. You just never know who is looking at your child with those eyes. Gross!

RocketQueen said...

Good point, RenoBlondee...I'm guessing her chances of success in the industry are higher if she uses her mom's surname.

Diane said...

Why is she using her Mother's maiden name? Isn't Randy Gerber her father?

jbdean_79 said...

Agree with above, but would like to add. Seriously Versace, black socks with SANDALS?!

Ida Blankenship said...

The girl has Cindy Crawford's face, skin, hair, and will probably have that insane body pretty soon, too. With or without the nepotism, she'd have a big career in the industry. She's a stunning kid.

Cindy's no dummy, and I'd like to think that she'll be protective over her daughter in an industry full of sleazy weirdos. Kaia grew up watching what her mom did for a living, and wanted a piece of it. That's not shocking. I'm not saying she's way too young (she is), but there are plenty of child models who emerge from the industry unscathed.

Oh, and that skirt IS too damned short, and I also think that Versace is too sexy of a line in general to have a children's clothing division. It would be like Victoria's Secret coming out with underoos or something.

MISCH said...

Really Cindy you don't need the money...so what's the hurry ?

Oh and yes cute kid.....10 going on 20 is right.

jbdean_79 said...

okay @Ida, you have to go respond to "your turn" today, we tend to have similar tastes in shows and I need some more viewing recommendations for the winter... :D

anita_mark said...

I'm kind of surprised at the comments about her last name. I think it's great that a child has the mother's last name, lord knows women do most of the work.

As was said already, she'd have a career in modelling regardless. Look at her (and her height). As long as her parents keep a very close eye on her, she hopefully will be ok. Aside from the short skirt, I don't see anything that bad in this photo. Without being told her age, she looks very young.

thejadedentrepreneur said...

What bflogirl said. It's foolish to think a child as beautiful as her would have any trouble getting a modeling contract, famous parents or not.

Del Riser said...

She is beautiful.
Remember Brooke Shields? Also stunning at a very young age. This could have waited, let her be a kid.

parissucksliterally said...

I disagree about Cindy being no dummy. She allowed this child to be photographed topless wearing bikini shorts with a henna tattoo on her lower back in some very sexual pictures when Kaia was SIX. I was disgusted, and lost any respect I had for Cindy then. She sickens me.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

She totally reminds me of a young Brooke Shields.

Ida Blankenship said...

@parissucks -- I just googled that photo, and was dismayed to find a shot of Kaia with a come-hither look and a temporary tramp stamp. :-( That photo makes this one look pretty innocuous.

I don't have kids, but even I'm terrified of how quickly they're growing up lately. I saw a toddler at a yard sale a few years ago with patent leather hooker boots and it was all I could do not to throttle the mother. Not *my* business...

Beth said...

She goes by Gerber. That's what the press release from Versace called her. Crawford just makes her more recognizable. You see Crawford, look at the face, and know who she is.

Cindy was on set the entire time.

The skirt IS on the skimpy side, but she's wearing some very non-sexual socks and sandals... unless that becomes sexy this summer.

RJ said...

She's really pretty, and she definitely looks older than 10. My goddaughter is 10 and doesn't look nearly this old. And yes, on a girl or woman of any age, a skirt that short should be worn with tights.

parissucksliterally said...

Ida, aren't those photos disgusting? I was horrified when I saw them. If I ever see Cindy Crawford in person I would have no problem telling her what I think of her.

Sexualizing children is SO FUCKING WRONG.

The pic is here:

http://celebritybabyscoop.com/%3Fp%3D289


sorry Cindy, those photos should NOT have been PUBLISHED you fucking asshole.

Reese said...

Parrisucksliterally, I remember those bathing suit photos you mentioned. I also remember being stunned at how sexualized Kaia was, and how Cindy brushed away the criticisms. Kaia was topless with her back to the camera, and she was looking over her shoulder at the photographer in a very provocative sort of way. Nothing sweet or childish about those pictures, they were almost kiddie porn.

Kaia is using her own last name (Gerber) for modeling. Her dad Randy also used to model. I think Cindy's son, Pressley, is really the better looking of Cindy's children. I imagine he'll be modeling or acting sometime soon as well.

Brian said...

My Jewish grandfather will be very excited to know that black socks and sandals are now stylish.

He was rocking that look in Miami 40 years ago!!!

parissucksliterally said...

Reese, I too was shocked at Cindy's reaction. Those photos would have been fine to keep personally, but when we know the amount of people who get off on kiddie porn, to publish them? And by the way, I must correct myself- she was FOUR. *gags*

GSDlover said...

Kaia is very beautiful like her mother was but this picture disturbs me because the girl is only 10 years old and the pose is highly sexualized, why would any mother allow her child to be viewed like this is beyond me, Cindy should know better having been in the biz.

Fawn Neun said...

Maybe it's me, but she doesn't look 'sexual' at all - just beautiful. I think she still looks pretty prepubescent (flat shoes, boney knees, flat chest) and her makeup looks appropriate for a child model - pretty, but not sexy and not glamourous.

I was a 10 in 1974 and we wore stupid looking mini skirts as I recall. I think the theory was that because we were children, there wasn't anything sexy about it. It was just cute - and 10 year old legs couldn't be sexy. I dunno, I guess I'm on the "in the eye of the beholder." If you see a half dressed child on the beach and think 'sex' maybe part of the problem is you, not the kid.

It just makes me sad that kids can't play dress up or play in the ocean without people having a conniption fit about what's 'appropriate.'

On the other hand - the parents on Toddlers and Tiaras should be hauled in for abuse and exploitation.

Cheryl said...

I don't think 10 year olds should be presented like women. There is girl about this age in my daughter's swim class who wears a very skimpy bikini, so skimpy that it makes me uncomfortable as a mom. Even though most of us are not having sexual thoughts about children, the pedophiles certainly are.

Ida Blankenship said...

@Fawn Newn -- I partly agree with you. There have been instances on this site wherein people have hollered about the over-sexualization of children in regards to pictures that I found relatively harmless. That Brooke Shields-y child model in French Vogue comes to mind.

And I don't think this particular picture of Khia is "sexy" -- but I do echo the other readers who say the skirt is waaaaaay too short. I know that high fashion is dramatic and ridiculous and not REALLY for the 99%, but if you've got a kids clothing line to advertise, why show something that most ten year-old girls would get sent home from school for wearing?

Khia isn't Gisele. She's not even a *tween* yet, but she's obviously got the knowing, self-assured demeanor that shouldn't hit her until MUCH later.

As for the link that parissucks posted, what really bugs me about it is the placement of Khia's tattoo. Girls seem to get tattoos in that spot because they think it's an alluring bodily zone (or whatever). I just feel as if I've seen twentysomething models replicate that same pose and expression in issues of Sports Illustrated or the bigger fashion mags. I don't think it's odd for little kids to run around naked, but I think it's weird when they pretend to be alluring.

The Black Cat said...

What parent encourages this? Not impressed. I hope we don't have to endure "poor" Cindy mom when the kid goes off the rails and starts doing drugs and other stuff from hanging out with adults - if she isn't already

califblondy said...

I like the picture.

The Gerber's son is very cute, maybe he can do some modeling too.

surfer said...

Fawn Neun - I agree with every word you said. I don't think there's anything sexualized about this picture, and to me, even with the make-up, she still looks like a kid.

For all we know, the photographer may have taken 50 or 100 shots to get this one.

Rose said...

The shirtless photo (topless sounds dirty)wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. There is no way that she is 6 in that photo though. She looks like a toddler.

Redd Penny said...

At 10 years old perhaps she could be trying things she might be good at and enjoy like music, dance, sports, acting, art, etc...so that when's she is an adult she will have something besides her looks to give her self-confidence.

Bitchette said...

She is the spitting image of her mom. It's actually quite disturbing how much of a mini-Cindy Kaia is. Even if I was a supermodel or had modeled in the past and knew the industry backwards, I'd be reticent to let my pre-teen daughter model. Heck, I'd be resistant to let my 15 or 16 year old daughter model. But that's just me. YMMV.

ardleigh said...

If my 13yo niece went out in a skirt that short, I'd be throwing a robe over her and making her change.

I cringed at the black socks and sandals ----It's my "fashion pet peeve.

FS said...

Her legs have been so grossly photoshopped, I wonder if the skirt really is that short. Its a nice picture, with all the editing, but she seems like a very pretty girl with fantastic hair. At 10 she should be doing ads for Target's weekly brochure.

Wil said...

Yikes .. who knew Cindy Crawford was a scumbag. Or a pimp .. take your pic.

Just all sorts of wrong, that pic. : /

Mango said...

Where the hell is this kid's father? He's just as culpable as Cindy.

__-__=__ said...

Every PedoBear on the internet is doing monkey spank to the socks and sandals right now. And isn't Cindy rumored to be the one that likes group sex so much? And there were the reports about it but she had everything swept under the table because she had more $$$ than those reporting this??? Isn't that what's up with Clooney, A-Rod and all that crew and why they go through women so often??????

Lurky Loo said...

LOL Brian your Grandfather won't be the only one excited about the socks and sandals look. I know a bunch of physicists that will be cool for the very first time because they sport this look too ;>