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Cindy Crawford has a few concerns about 14-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber following in her famous footsteps.

As the 49-year-old supermodel told NET-A-PORTER.COM's weekly digital fashion magazine The EDIT, the industry is drastically different now than it was when she was first coming up in the fashion world.

"Today, models are expected to be so tiny and I worry about that for her, because that was never my natural body type and I don't think it'll be hers either," said Cindy. "Still, I'll say to her, 'Enjoy carbs while you can!'"

Cindy Crawford, The Edit

Photograph by Chad Pitman and courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.com

"Kaia's blossoming into such a beautiful young woman and I really want to let her shine," Cindy told The EDIT. "I don't want her to feel in competition with me, although I'll tease her, and say, 'You have my old hair–give it back!' Or, 'Give me back my legs!' But she'll be fine...She's much more together and worldly than I was at her age."

The mother of two (she and husband Rande Gerber also have a 16-year-old son, Presley) can't help but wish the culture surrounding modeling and beauty was a bit more like it was when she was Kaia's age. "Fashion and makeup should just be for fun. And somehow it has moved away from that," she explained. "These days, images that are meant to inspire and make women feel happy to be women sometimes have the opposite effect."

Cindy Crawford, The Edit

Photograph by Chad Pitman and courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.com

It's harder to make it as a model today, too. "They had better learn to sing and act, too, because it's not really enough to just be a model anymore," said Cindy. "Anna Wintour was the one who started the trend of putting celebrities on covers and in the big campaigns. Then everyone followed suit, so now they want stars like Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift."

Cindy Crawford, The Edit

Photograph by Chad Pitman and courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.com

"They want people with a following, and social media has helped because models like Cara [Delevingne], Coco[Rocha] and Gigi [Hadid] can have their own voices and talk to fans directly," she added. "There are more pathways available to them than we had."

To see The EDIT's full interview with Cindy Crawford go to www.net-a-porter.com or download the free EDIT app at the App Store.