Cindy Crawford's First Modeling Shot From Her High School Boyfriend's Backyard

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Cindy Crawford is a regular "#ThrowbackThursday" Twitter poster and this week was no exception.

The 47-year-old model posted a photo yesterday of her very first modeling shot from a newspaper clipping when she was a 16-year-old growing up in Dekalb, Illinois, in 1982.

Crawford tweeted: "My very first 'cover' during high school in DeKalb, shot in my highschool boyfriend's backyard...  Believe me when I say I had absolutely no idea where that photo would lead to!"

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Cindy Crawford Young Model Shot

Crawford went on to graduate high school in 1984 as class  valedictorian and wo n  an academic scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University.

But she quickly dropped out to model full time in Manhattan and well, you know the rest.

Crawford often posts old modeling shots from her past  to her nearly 1.2 million Twitter followers.

#ThrowbackThursday: Backstage at a @pepsi commercial where I get braces!…

— Cindy Crawford (@CindyCrawford) May 23, 2013

OMG...Was this actually ever in style!?…

— Cindy Crawford (@CindyCrawford) June 2, 2013

The 47-year-old, who has been married to husband Rande Gerber for 15 years, still looks incredible:

Here's a shot from @wmag by Juergen Teller, a look best left for a magazine!…

— Cindy Crawford (@CindyCrawford) April 5, 2013

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