Cindy Crawford was desperate to remove her world-famous mole.

Yesterday she said that she would rather have a normal mom. I travel too much for her taste.

The 43-year-old supermodel admits she hated the beauty spot, which is just above her lips, and was considering getting rid of it.

However, her mother persuaded her not to and now Cindy is relieved because it turned out to be her trademark and set her about form other models.

She said: "Everyone bantered me about it and I wanted to remove it. I often tell young women that my shortcoming became ironically my trademark and I encourage them to love everything about themselves - even the parts which are not perfect."

Cindy - who has two children, Presley, 10, and eight-year-old Kaia, with husband Rande Gerber - also admitted she finds it hard to impress her daughter with her career as a model.

She told Germany's InStyle magazine: "Yesterday she said that she would rather have a normal mom. I travel too much for her taste."