Kaia Gerber brushes off Internet criticism
Kaia Gerber tries her best to ignore criticism from Internet trolls.
The 14-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford is well on her way to becoming a fully fledged model in her own right, fronting Vogue Paris’ April 2016 issue alongside her mother and landing her first solo cover for British style magazine Pop last month (Aug16).
Being the child of such a famous fashion star can present its fair share of challenges, including the likes of Internet trolls and body shamers who have often made her the target of their particular brand of negativity, and while Kaia has "dealt with" haters on occasion, she now tries not to pay them any attention.
“You can't focus on it because teenage girls have enough stress as it is and the pressure that we put on ourselves is enough,” she explained to Entertainment Tonight. “I just don’t look at it because I know those people wouldn't say things like that if they weren’t hiding behind a computer.”
When it comes to role models, the brunette beauty says she looks up to model Karlie Kloss and her multi-faceted career. And of course, she also seeks out her 50-year-old mother for advice and inspiration.
While Kaia has been compared to Cindy ever since she was a little girl, it is only recently that she’s started to see the “undeniable” likeness.
"People have always told me that and I never saw it until like a year ago and I was like 'OK!'" she smiled.
Kaia is really focusing on developing her modelling career at the moment, but she’s also recently dabbled in other creative outlets, and had a role in the Lifetime movie Sister Cities, which also stars Jacki Weaver and Stana Katic. Attending the Hollywood premiere on Wednesday (31Aug16), for which she was joined by Cindy, her father Rande Gerber and brother Presley, the star said she was thrilled to be involved in the project.
"This was an incredible experience," she shared. "I could never imagine something better as my first role."