Cindy Crawford Was "So Rude" at Photo Shoot That Bruce Weber Once Fired Her

Celebrity News Nov. 12, 2013 AT 8:05PM
Bruce Weber, Cindy Crawford Bruce Weber and Cindy Crawford are present-day pals, but he once kicked her out of a shoot for being "so rude" to the staff. Credit: Rommel Demano/Getty Images; David Livingston/Getty Images

Model behavior? Not quite. Cindy Crawford may be a world-famous supermodel, but her diva-like attitude on the set of one particular shoot for Revlon years ago was so unacceptable that legendary photographer Bruce Weber actually showed her the door.

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"She was so rude to the whole team and crew," Weber, 67, told HuffPost Live on Tuesday, Nov. 12 of the beauty shoot, held at a boxing gym. The last straw? Weber says that Crawford complained to one staffer, "'Why is Bruce photographing those old boxers when he could have been photographing me?'"

"I didn't really feel for that," Weber admits. "I walked up to her and asked her, 'Did you say that?'" He then told Crawford to "get out of here," making her the "only model" he has ever sent back during his nearly 40-year career in fashion photography.

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Since the incident, which took place sometime between 1990-2001 (during Crawford's 11-year contract with Revlon), the two have made up and remain close friends. 

Crawford, 47, first started modeling at the age of 16, and later went on to cover magazines like Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar; by age 20, she had become one of the elite group of true "supermodels" in the late 80s and early 90s alongside Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington. The supermodel, with her trademark mole, was the face of Revlon from ages 23 to 34. She was later replaced by actresses Halle Berry and Julianne Moore.

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These days, Crawford is happily married to restaurateur Rande Gerber, with whom she has two children: Son Presley, 14, and daughter Kaia, 12. The former model also has her own home furniture line, Cindy Crawford Style.

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