02/02/2016 12:27 AM AEDT | Updated 02/02/2016 1:07 AM AEDT

Cindy Crawford Is Retiring From Modeling At 50

It's truly the end of an era.

Say it ain't so, Cindy Crawford.

Our hearts are just about broken as Crawford says she will "maybe not say goodbye, but move on" from her epic modeling career as her 50th birthday approaches on Feb. 20. 

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*Sigh.* Here's Crawford in 1989. 

"I’m sure I’ll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore. And that’s OK. I’ve done it. I’ve worked with all these incredible photographers. What else do I need to do? I can’t keep reinventing myself. I shouldn’t have to keep proving myself. I don’t want to,” she told United Airlines' Rhapsody Magazine this month. 

The news comes somewhat as a shock: Crawford just participated in a stunning new Balmain campaign, constantly shares behind-the-scenes photos from fashion shoots and recently reunited with the rest of her iconic '90s supermodel pals for a shoot with Peter Lindbergh. 

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Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, and Naomi Campbell in Balmain's Spring/Summer 2016 campaign.

Perhaps she's passing the reigns to her 14-year-old daughter Kaia, who has already proven she inherited her mom's modeling chops

One thing's for sure, you can take Cindy Crawford out of modeling, but you can never take modeling out of Cindy Crawford. 

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