Cindy Crawford recalls ‘traumatizing’ moment that a hairdresser CHOPPED OFF her ponytail off ‘without asking’ in Rome: ‘I was in shock’
Cindy Crawford is known for many things — short hair is not one of them.
The iconic 57-year-old supermodel opened up in the new Apple TV Plus documentary, aptly titled The Supermodels, about how a ‘traumatizing’ haircut at the start of her career solidified her desire to never have short hair again.
In the first episode of the documentary, Cindy recounts her first big break after being discovered in Illinois — a photoshoot in Rome with famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
However, Patrick had one stipulation for the shoot — for the brunette beauty to chop her long tresses short.
The agency Cindy was working for at the time ultimately decided against it, however, the photographer agreed to let the supermodel in training on the shoot anyway.
Long haired lady: Cindy Crawford revealed in a new Apple TV Plus documentary why she’s never cut her hair short after a traumatizing past experience
Properly conditioned: The Vogue cover model, known for her long tresses, had her long hair cut off during one of her first major photoshoots
The 5’9 beauty recalled how ‘excited’ she was, adding, ‘It was a great opportunity.’
However, things took a turn for the worse the first night she arrived in the Italian city.
‘The very first night, they send the hairdresser to my room to give me a ‘trim,” the bombshell explained.
After putting her voluminous tresses in a ponytail, they, ‘chop[ped] my ponytail off without asking,’ the catwalk expert revealed.
In shock, Cindy admitted that she just ‘sat there in a hotel in Rome crying.’
‘People wonder why I’ve never really cut my hair since then — that’s why. I was so traumatized,’ the Fair Game star confessed.
She explained that the reason why she was so upset wasn’t about the haircut itself, but rather, because she had no say in the matter at the time.
‘It wasn’t that I didn’t like my hair short, it was that I hadn’t voted myself in to having short hair,’ the Simian Line starlet said.
She actually contemplated if modeling was even worth it, adding, ‘I really felt I was not seen as a person who had a voice in her own destiny.’
Ageless beauty: Now one of the world’s most famous models, Cindy admitted the ‘traumatic’ haircut almost made her consider another career path
All American girl: After the experience in Rome, the mother of two never cut her hair short again
Brunette beauty: The top model is known for her signature voluminous blown-out brunette locks
Icon behavior: The mole above Cindy’s lip also became a trademark part of her look
Strike a pose: Rising above the bad experience, Cindy has gone on to appear in a slew of campaigns, catwalks and magazine covers over the course of her career
At the time, the statuesque stunner thought to herself, ‘If this is what it means to be a model, I’m just not ready for this.’
Rising above the bad experience, Cindy went on to become one of the world’s most famous supermodels to date.
Although she’s quit full time modeling, the still youthful model and actress has indulged in entrepreneurship, founding her own furniture line and makeup collection, among other pursuits.
She also appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris in 2016 with her 22-year-old daughter, Kaia Gerber, who has also successfully followed in her mother’s footsteps as a top model.