The 50-year-old supermodel tells Cosmopolitan magazine that she wished she had the opportunities these young models have back in her time such has social media.
The 50-year-old supermodel says she wished she had the opportunities these young models have back in her time such has social media.
"I'm so jealous,” she told Cosmopolitan magazine. "I feel they have this direct way to communicate with their audience that my generation didn't have."
Crawfor could be right! 20-year-old Kendall now boasts of 56.1 million followers on Instagram alone, while her bestie Gigi Hadid has more than 17.1 Insta-admirers. But Crawford (who has 1.2 million) realizes that those large numbers come with a hefty price.
"I think it's a responsibility, but it's also a great tool, because they really can be their own publicists,” she continued. “They can present themselves the way that they want to be presented."
Well, another legendary model Carolyn Murphy, who was Vogue’s Model of the Year in 1998, also feels the pressure of maintaining a digital presence. "I just got reprimanded last week for not Instagramming enough," she said. "And I thought that seniority ruled. I thought, Well, if I'm almost 43, isn't that Kendall Jenner's job?"
However, Amber Valetta doesn’t feel like faking it for followers. "It's uncomfortable for me that we kind of have to manufacture moments," she admitted. "Even though sometimes they are real moments. But at the same time, these girls are really smart and clever, and they figured out how to be brands."
Do you think the social media age helps young models become more famous and rich?