Cindy Crawford’s Unretouched Lingerie-Clad Photo Surfaces Online, Showing Us True Beauty

A leaked photo of an unretouched Cindy Crawford looking beautiful in black lingerie has surfaced online and is going viral.

Fans are praising the photo as inspiring (for being real rather than retouched) and body-positive because beauty really has no age, despite what image retouching tries to make us believe.

First thought that it would be published in an upcoming issue of Marie Claire, it turns out that the picture was from a December 2013 cover story photo shoot from Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America.

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Now that this unphotoshopped pic of Crawford is making the rounds on Twitter, the photoshop debate has been reignited once again. Marie Claire confirmed that the photo was originally from a past photo shoot, and in the accompanying text wrote,

An unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford has been circulating on Twitter this morning, revealing a body that defies expectations—it is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous…No matter where the photo came from, it’s an enlightenment—we’ve always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more.

However, the photo was never published in the magazine, and is only coming to attention now because it was somehow leaked.

While Crawford has yet to made a statement, in honor of Valentine’s Day yesterday (Feb. 14, 2015), Crawford’s husband Rande Gerber shared a supportive bikini snap of the gorgeous model possibly in light of the leak.

He wrote sweetly, “She got flowers and I got her. Happy Valentines Day@cindycrawford

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The 48-year-old (and mother of two) has easily been considered one of the world’s sexiest people for decades, and she is certainly inspiring.

Crawford is being applauded by fans for showing you can have it all: beauty, brains (she was Valedictorian in high school), and a happy, healthy life (by treating yourself to dark chocolate, of course).