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When supermodel Cindy Crawford's 10-year-old daughter Kaia was chosen to be the face (and body) of the first Versace kids' line campaign, her mole-sporting mama claimed to be giddy about it. "I'm so thrilled that Kaia was chosen to be part of the first Young Versace Campaign," Crawford said in a statement reported on Huffington Post. "There is something so very special about the House of Versace. Being on-set with my daughter watching her in front of the camera was a fantastic experience. I am so proud of her."
But this week, the model mama backpedaled a bit, saying in an interview in fashion week's The Daily Front Row that there is no such thing as Kaia’s modeling "career."
"Kaia isn't modeling per se -- she doesn't have a portfolio or an agent," Crawford said in the interview. "She did one picture and it ended up going everywhere! I didn't quite understand how much media play it would get."
The photo Crawford is referring to did stir up some controversy, with some calling Kaia's stance sexual and arrogant, and others expressing outrage over the kid's micro-skirt and wind-blown hair. (To be honest, we think it's kind of tame, especially compared to these way-too-sexy photos of another 10-year-old model featured in French Vogue.)
Crawford says she wants to keep Kaia out of the industry for a while. "At this point, she's too young to pursue a career," she told The Daily. "There aren't even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl. But if she's seventeen and wants to try it, of course, what can I say?"