Back in early February, an eyebrow-raising photo of Cindy Crawford clad in black lingerie made the rounds on the internet.
The image, which was leaked from a Marie Claire Mexico shoot, caused a huge stir because it was purportedly un-retouched and revealed imperfections on the supermodel's stomach and legs. Crawford was widely praised by bloggers and on social media for embracing her flaws.
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Except the image was faked. According to TMZ, people in Crawford's camp are claiming someone stole then dramatically altered the original photo to make the supermodel look bad.
TMZ obtained a letter from an attorney representing the photographer who took the photo of the mother of two that it says threatens those who post the image with a lawsuit if they don't apologize and take it down. Multiple media outlets have complied, the website reports. The image can be seen here.
On Feb. 14, Crawford's husband Rande Gerber showed the world just how stunning his wife, 49, really is when he posted a personal snapshot on his Instagram page of the model sunning herself in a bikini along with the caption, "She got flowers and I got her. Happy Valentines Day @cindycrawford."