Cindy Crawford feels she is a ''better'' model now than she was when she was younger.

The 51-year-old supermodel believes experience has massively ''helped'' her career as it has improved her technique on the runway and in fashion campaigns over the years, although she is just ''so happy'' she is still recognised by the public.

Speaking to PEOPLE, she said: ''Experience has helped, but I am so happy to be recognised. I feel like I am better at my job now.''

Cindy has revealed modelling is not her only passion, as she enjoys designing, which she has described as a ''fun new aspect'' in her life, as well as building her homes and making a ''great home environment.''

Speaking about her other ventures, Cindy - who has 16-year-old daughter Kaia and 18-year-old son Presley with her husband Rande Gerber - said: ''This is who I am now, and it [designing] has become a fun new aspect of my life. In fact, creating a great home environment for my family is a passion. Even my husband likes design. We have built four of five houses.''

Cindy's children have followed in her footsteps and have embarked in a career in the fashion industry, and she has revealed she is regularly telling Kaia to clean her face thoroughly before she goes to sleep and to not ''over tweeze'' her eyebrows.

She said: ''I'm so happy for Kaia and tell her there are no beauty secrets but she needs to remember to take off her makeup before she goes to bed each night. I also tell her not to over tweeze her eyebrows because they won't necessarily grow back.''

But Kaia also passes on her own words of wisdom to her mother.

She added: ''I can suggest these health and beauty tips from my own experience but when it comes to modern technology, I have both of my kids advise me.''