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Cindy Crawford isn't leaving the fashion industry behind.
In the February edition of United Airlines' Rhapsody magazine, Crawford announced that her focus would soon shift from modeling to other endeavors. "I'm sure I'll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore. And that's OK. I've done it," the 49-year-old brunette beauty said. "I've worked with all these incredible photographers. What else do I need to do? I can't keep reinventing myself. I shouldn't have to keep proving myself. I don't want to."
After the interview was published, it was clear many readers believed Crawford was planning to retire from the modeling industry. As a result, she clarified her comments Monday. "Every year, I tell my kids I'm retiring. It's a running joke in our family," she wrote in an Instagram caption. "And yet every year, opportunities pop up that really excite me. While it's true that I'm eager to shift my focus a bit to concentrate on my businesses, friends and family — I'm not making any final statements (not all headlines tell the whole story!). I have loved being part of the fashion industry for the past 30 years — and if that time has taught me anything, it's this: never say never," she added. "Thanks for all the support, I'm so excited for what 2016 holds! xo Cindy."