For those of us without a supermodel for a mom (and a dad who dabbled in modeling and happens to be besties with George Clooney), 13 was a rough year. You were not a girl, not yet a woman — but not quite human, either, what with all the orthodontia, runaway hygiene issues, and optic and dermatological aids. So, when your parents pulled out the camera to capture a sweet, candid kid-moment to show off to their friends, you likely shielded your face, shrieked "OHMYGOD DAD, STOP" and escaped to your room to collapse dramatically on top of your Avenged Sevenfold duvet.
If you're Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber's spawn, though, you'd flash a practiced smile and show off the contents of your baking dish like it's Chanel's new fragrance. Those brows? Check. That multi-million-dollar-beauty-contract-winning hair? Yep — Kaia Gerber was born with it all right.
Rande's truly dad-like caption reads: "Sunday Baking. Brownies with roasted marshmallows," and his commenter-buds were quick to provide exclamation-pointed advice. "Seriously protect her Rande she's too beautiful to let out doors!!!" and "omg rands i'm scared! she is so stunning" and "Keep her in the kitchen because she is way too beautiful to be exposed to all those boys lurking. Wow." Wow, indeed. Note to Rande: Great pic, but get new friends. The good news is Kaia's already an old pro at being scrutinized by the public eye.
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Photo: Courtesy of Versace Young.
In 2012, a 10-year-old Kaia appeared in Versace Young ads, and some pearl-clutchers called her short skirt and sophisticated pose provocative, criticizing Cindy's parenting in the process. In response to questions about her daughter's potential budding career, Crawford famously told the Daily Mail, "She's too young to pursue a career. There aren't even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl. But, if she's 16 and wants to try it, of course, what can I say?" Remember, Crawford herself was discovered when she was 16.
For now, let's all agree that Kaia should just be busying herself with being a kid. Whether she grows up to pursue modeling, computer programming, global health policy, or unicorn wrangling, that's a decision to be made in the future (at least after she's taken Algebra II). Right now, she's probably much more worried about whether those brownies also need a caramel drizzle.