Cindy Crawford: "Plastic Surgery Is Really Scary"

The former supermodel and mom of two dishes on how she looks so great at 44

Even the gorgeous Cindy Crawford is fighting the effects of aging! At 44, the supermodel says she, like all women, is struggling with the changes in her body as she gets older.

"If I put on a few pounds it goes straight to my butt," the mom of two says in the August issue of Ladies Home Journal. "I risk a picture in the National Enquirer with the headline, 'Cindy Does Cellulite!' Well, I do have cellulite."

We admit it -- that makes us the tiniest bit happy.

Crawford, who has been married to businessman Rande Gerber since 1998, has even been open about getting some help to keep looking young.

"When I was 30 I might have said, 'I'm just going to age in a way that honors time and is completely natural,' but I'm no longer so highbrow about it," she laughs.

"I've tried Botox but it scares me," she continues. "Plastic surgery is really scary, but as long as you don't use these things to change your face, I think it's OK." Ultimately, "I don't expect to look the way that I used to," says Crawford, "because at best that would be deeply frustrating."

As for keeping her killer bod in tact, the model says she's not as hard on herself as she used to be.

"I put pressure on myself because I have that Midwestern work ethic, but it never felt unhealthy," she says of her old workout regime that had her at the gym two hours a day, six days a week, at the height of her career. Now, Crawford gets her exercise three times a week for one hour, doing a combo of stretches, cardio, squats, steps, and lunges.

Though she maintains a mostly healthy diet of fish, whole grains and veggies, Crawford knows the importance of splurging -- not only for herself, but for her children.

"If the kids want to go for ice cream, I'll get ice cream, too," she says. "I don't want my daughter to think that being a beautiful woman is about depriving yourself. She sees me exercising. She sees me eating right. I want to be a good example for her."

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