Cindy Crawford Oprah Winfrey interview: Model recalls feeling 'seen & not heard'

Cindy Crawford was asked to show off her body when she was only 20 years old by TV host Oprah Winfrey

By Javeria Shahid September 21, 2023
From left: Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford,
From left: Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford, 

Cindy Crawford opened up about her being felt like a 'chattel' on The Oprah Winfrey Show in a 1986 interview.

Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista featured in docu-series, The Super Models, aired on Apple TV+ on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Behind all the glitz and glamour lies fair share of difficulties these iconic ladies had to face. They didn't hide these challenges, instead shared them in the documentary.

Cindy Crawford on Oprah Winfrey:

Cindy Crawford made her debut appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show with her Elite Modeling Agency representator, John Casablancas.

The supermodel was then 20 years old and was asked to show off her body on National television.

One of the shots shared in the documentary was Oprah introducing the beautiful young model before she asks: "Did she always have this body? Stand up just a moment, now this is what I call a BODY."

Following with a nervous smile, Crawford stood up and allowed the audience and viewers to have a look on her.

Sharing on how she felt in that moment the model, 57, now admitted: “I was like the chattel or a child, be seen and not heard.”

She continued, “When you look at it through today's eyes, Oprah's like, 'Stand up and show me your body. Show us why you're worthy of being here.''

The beloved model couldn’t help but realize after that it was not "okay" at all saying: "In the moment I didn't recognize it and watching it back I was like, Oh my gosh, that was so not okay really. Especially from Oprah!"