The beauty spot on Cindy Crawford's left upper lip propelled her to international stardom.
But the supermodel has revealed that she was once encouraged to have the "ugly mark" removed.
"Apparently if it was on the right side it was a beauty mark, and if it was on the left it was an ugly mark," she told Into The Gloss.
"I would get teased by the other kids in school, so I definitely wanted to get it removed. But my mother always said, 'You know what your mole looks like, you don't know what the scar is going to look like'."
Cindy is grateful for her mother's advice, as her mole became her trademark as a model.
"Now it's just so much a part of my face that I don’t think, 'Oh, how's my mole doing today?' But it's the thing that made people remember me, and it made a lot of women who also have beauty marks identify with me," she said.
Speaking about her hugely successful career, Cindy insists it was not something she had planned out.
"My generation didn't grow up thinking about modelling. 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," she said.
"I think that things have changed certainly because of America’s Next Top Model and Instagrams and selfies."
Fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell recently revealed that the original 'Supermodels' will reunite for a secret project.
Speaking about the seven women who made up the elite group – Naomi, Cindy, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer – Naomi let slip that they were planning to join forces for the ultimate throwback.
"We're working with each other in a few weeks as it happens," she said during an interview with CBS This Morning. "I can't tell you [anymore]. In a very nice, sunny, warm place on water."
The British-born beauty also opened up on the phenomenon of the supermodels of the nineties, describing it as an era that will never be matched.
"I came up with a group of great ladies and I don't think you'll ever get that group of ladies together again," she said.