Christy Turlington graces Harper’s BAZAAR’s June/July cover, on newsstands May 28, and in the interview, she opens up about her modeling career, family, philanthropy, and more.
“I can kick! I can stretch! I’m . . . 50!” “I’ve been doing that since I was 27. I can’t wait to be 50.”
In fact, Turlington is 44—and 30 years into a career as what many have called the “ultimate supermodel,” she still very much has her powers. But because she models infrequently these days, a Turlington cover has a sense of occasion. “Now I feel like it’s a treat again,” says the mother of two (Grace, nine, and Finn, seven, with filmmaker husband Edward Burns), “because I do it so seldom. I can appreciate it in a new way.”
Starting to model in her teens saved Turlington from feeling self-conscious. “I was going through the age where most people hate themselves, and I was getting attention in my most awkward years. It wasn’t all roses, but I knew enough to take everything with a grain of salt.”
Of the Bazaar shoot, she says, “Dan [Jackson] said to me, ‘When you smile you look like you’re 16.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah—and then there’s my neck.’”
To date she has resisted anything more cosmetic than makeup. “I don’t know, I feel like it’s getting freakier. Maybe there will be a time when you’re an oddball because you’re the only one left. I’d rather be the only one, the sole survivor. And in that case?” She smiles. “I’ll just wear turtlenecks all year-round.”
“That’s a girl’s life for the rest of her days— somewhere between a lollipop and shots.”
She is seriously flawless. Gorgeous!!
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