Cindy Crawford Was "Rude" During Revlon Shoot, Claims Photographer Bruce Weber

Famed shutterbug reveals his supermodel friend was the only person he ever fired during a job

By Josh Grossberg Nov 13, 2013 2:56 PMTags
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Cindy Crawford helped to usher in the era of the supermodel in the late '80s and early '90s. But her behavior on one occasion during her heyday was less than super—that is, if you ask her fashion industry colleague Bruce Weber.

In an interview with HuffPost Live, the celebrated photographer and filmmaker revealed that he once fired the 47-year-old catwalker because she was acting so "rude" during a photo shoot for Revlon.

"I was photographing…Cindy Crawford, but it was on a Revlon shooting and she was so rude to the whole team and crew. Not to me. But I didn't really go for that," Weber said.

What riled the shooter was a diva-esque exchange that occurred between Crawford and a staffer when the former griped about Weber photographing other people than her.

"She said to the art director, "Why is Bruce photographing those old boxers when he should be photographing me? My makeup's ready," recalled the photog. "So I walked up to her and asked, 'Did you say that?'"

When the former House of Style host replied 'yes,' the photog gave her the boot.

"She left and was crying. That's the only model I ever sent back," noted Weber.

While that sounds like a blemish on Crawford's otherwise mega-successful career, her fans can take heart: Weber was quick to note he and Crawford put the incident behind them and became fast friends and remain so to this day.

Crawford, now 47, hasn't modeled much in the last decade or so, preferring to focus on pushing her line of anti-aging beauty products and raising her two children with restaurateur Rande Gerber, whom she married in 1998.

More recently, she and her hubby have been making headlines regarding their friendship with George Clooney, with whom they share adjoining Mexican villas, as Crawford told Architectural Digest for its November issue.