Los Angeles: A totally untouched photograph of supermodel Cindy Crawford, posing in a bikini at the age of 48, has appeared online.

Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford. Pic/Santa Banta 

The image, which was leaked Friday, comes from a December 2013 Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America December 2013 cover story, reports hollywoodlife.com.

It is unclear who had posted the photograph, but fans are showing support for the model for still looking young at the age of 48.

Crawford gave a timely quote to the magazine she snapped this photograph for last month, while promoting her new documentary film "Hospital in the Sky".

"I really think...at any age...it's learning to be comfortable in your own skin," she told Marie Claire.

"If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves. What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That's what people see," she added.