Update, 3/2/15 at 10:00 a.m.: TMZ obtained a cease and desist letter written by the photographer’s lawyer, which states that the original picture was stolen from him and Photoshopped to make Cindy look worse. TMZ also published the following photo, which Cindy’s husband Instagrammed shortly after the above photo went viral:

She got flowers and I got her. Happy Valentines Day @cindycrawford

A photo posted by Rande Gerber (@randegerber) onFeb 14, 2015 at 6:00pm PST

Update, 2/16/15 at 10:00 a.m.: In an update on their web site, Marie Claire has confirmed that the unretouched photo “is a leak” from a December 2013 cover story in the magazine’s Mexico and Latin American publication. It didn’t verify whether or not the photo would be published in U.S. Marie Claire. [Marie Claire]

This is what Cindy Crawford, the 48-year-old supermodel and mother of two, looked like in the un-retouched version of her December 2013 Marie Claire Mexico cover story. Marie Claire Mexico used Photoshop on the images, like most magazines do. But now, the U.S. version of Marie Claire is publishing the un-retouched images for all to see

In a feathered coat, fedora and sexy lingerie, Crawford stands proud and provocative; showing she’s pleased with her body and happy to show it off. It’s simply a show of self-acceptance and positive body image that we should all be prioritize in feeling for ourselves. By releasing these photos, she proves that the most attractive quality isn’t washboard abs or super toned legs; it’s purely self-confidence and the ability to be comfortable in your own skin. 

Crawford’s body is absolutely stunning and real in her non-retouched photos. Kudos to this beauty for giving us a real look at images free from airbrushing proving women are sexy at any age — and that even supermodels get wrinkles and cellulite.