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Cindy Crawford on Makeup, Diet & Almost Removing Her Beauty Spot

Legendary model Cindy Crawford has revealed that when she was younger she used to be bullied for her now famous beauty mark. Cindy almost opted to have it removed but thankfully her mother talked her out of it. The model opened up:

“She talked me out of getting my ‘ugly mark’—as my sister called it—removed. Apparently if it was on the right side it was a beauty mark, and if it was on the left it was an ugly mark. I would get teased by the other kids in school, so I definitely wanted to get it removed. But my mother always said, ‘You know what your mole looks like, you don’t know what the scar is going to look like.’ ”

The famous face adds that when she isn’t working, she likes to wear very little makeup but she does dust on a simple powder during the day to help her complexion look flawless:

 “If I’m just hanging out in Malibu my makeup is very minimal, but I always do something on my skin. Let’s say I’m just chilling at the house, I’ll do the matte Jane Iredale PurePressed mineral powder. It’s amazing because it doesn’t have a ton of coverage, so it gives a finish to your face without it looking like you’re wearing makeup.”

Cindy likes to do the occasional cleanse but doesn’t like to be too specific about what she will and won’t eat:

“Sometimes I’ll do a cleanse for three days, but I don’t do any of those weird things like, ‘I eat only lychee nuts!’ I drink green tea, but I had to stop drinking as much caffeine as I used to. I had stomach issues, so coffee—especially on an empty stomach—doesn’t really agree with me.”