Ladies and gentlemen, Cindy Crawford...
Wow, Hats of to Cindy Crawford for this real photo. Without photoshop. This is amazing for women world over pic.twitter.com/a5OZN8kLZh”— aparna jain (@aparna_jain) February 16, 2015
The supermodel is winning plaudits from all quarters for the daring shot which is a million miles away from the usual photoshopped-beyond-recognition images which normally grace popular culture.
Crawford revealed the inspiration behind the image was actually her daughter.
She said: "I try to be a good role model for my daughter in terms of just accepting myself, not saying 'Does this make me look fat?' or 'I can't eat that' or 'I'm on a diet.' I just try to lead by example.
"If we go out for ice cream I'm not going to not have any, I'm just going to have the baby-size cone. I don't want her to think that taking care of yourself means depriving yourself and not having fun."
The reaction to the photo was overwhelmingly positive...
She looks amazing, why can't magazines just show women as they are? 'Cindy Crawford Photo Leak' http://t.co/YRGFIFLPHo— Linda C (@Lind82) February 16, 2015
WOW. This is absolutely amazing. Cindy Crawford in Marie Claire, not touched up and looking gorgeous. LOVE IT. pic.twitter.com/g61yPphawS— Caroline CriadoPerez (@CCriadoPerez) February 10, 2015
SO AMAZING I LOVE THIS! Cindy Crawford's leaked untouched photo is inspiring women everywhere http://t.co/nFNCcuxM4V— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) February 15, 2015
cindy crawford looks amazing. Confidence is so gorgeous on a woman 😍🙌 pic.twitter.com/JCzrkAyBdv— harry follow jodie ! (@HEARTSKIPSTYLES) February 13, 2015
@CindyCrawford You're incredible. You are so beautiful, inside and out.— Victoria Comeau (@SonnyRosa) February 15, 2015
Cindy Crawford is incredible. Who has the balls to do what she did? Love her.— Monique (@Mcolette) February 14, 2015
Kudos Cindy, kudos indeed...