Cindy Crawford producing new show about '1980s modelling wars'

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Cindy Crawford is set to produce a television show about the "Eighties modelling wars" for NBC. The series, currently titled Icon, will focus on the world of modelling from internal conflicts in talent management companies to tensions between models themselves during the 1980s during the rise of supermodels.

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Cindy Crawford is producing new fictional drama Icon

However, although the Eighties saw icons including Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista emerging as superstars, Cindy's new show won't be offering fashionistas a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the real-world industry, as the series is entirely fictional.

Set to depict the "modelling wars in the Eighties that occurred between Ford Modelling Agency and Elite Model Management", initial reports have stated that "no actual names of models or figures from the time will be used".

Cindy herself isn't due to make a guest appearance on Icon, but will instead be taking the helm as the TV programme's producer.

The American beauty will be joined by renowned writer Robin Bissell - the man behind the scripts for The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence - who will help Cindy to co-produce the show.

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Cindy was one of the supermodels who rose to fame in the 1980s

Although this marks the first time that Cindy will be taking on the role of producer, the mother-of-two is by no means a stranger to the world of television. Not only did she present MTV's popular House of Style in the 1980s, but she starred in an iconic Pepsi commercial that further established her as a force to be reckoned with.

She also made waves in the industry when she appeared in 1995 hit Fair Game, starring opposite the likes of Salma Hayek and William Baldwin.

It comes as no surprise that Cindy is creating a show about the industry – she has often spoken about the modelling world, and revealed that she had not initially considered it as a career.

"My generation didn't grow up thinking about modelling," she said. "Maybe we thought about being famous as a singer or a football player or something like that, but I never thought about modelling as a career."

"I think that things have changed certainly because of America's Next Top Model and Instagrams and selfies," she added.