Svelte supermodel Cindy Crawford
, who gained almost 30 pounds during her pregnancy, is back in the modeling game ? but don't expect to see her in any swimsuit issues just yet. "I don't think Sports Illustrated
is going to be wanting me. But who cares? I'm at a different place in my life."
Crawford tells USA Weekend that even a supermodel isn't immune to the effects of pregnancy. "It is a huge change. You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby, because your stomach is just hanging there like a shar-pei."
On the other hand, Crawford admits that her role as a mother does have some perks. Besides starring in a new exercise video, Crawford is "working with a new baby online service called babystyle.com that's kind of one-stop shopping online. I also represent Special K cereal, which is trying to reinforce its image [of] eating healthy. If I hadn't had a baby, I [don't think] I would have been offered that, because I would have been just another model who was naturally thin, or whatever."
Crawford says having a baby has certainly changed her attitude. "I definitely eat dessert and I definitely can have a lazy day. I would say I'm less result-oriented. It's more about how I feel. While we were making the exercise video, there were a lot of camera angles where I was like, 'Oh, my God. That was not the best angle.' But you know what? That's OK. A huge part of becoming a mom, for me, is becoming more relaxed about that."