You can't retire Cindy, you musn't!

For anyone who grew up in the '90s, there were only a few mega-babes that inspired your first grown-up thoughts. Pamela Anderson and all of her Baywatch glory was your dream crush in a naughty way — but when it came to an honest, hardworking woman who you'd take home to meet your mom, it was Cindy. 

If she were a president, she'd be Babe-erham Lincoln. Just check out this Pepsi ad from 1996. Holy crap. 

Classy, timeless sexiness right there. Good god. And if those two hillbilly kids didn't shit their pants from excitement, they're not human. 

Even today, she's still a smokeshow. At age 50, she still looks better than most:

That's why we were heartbroken to hear that Cindy will be retiring from the gorgeous woman game here in 2016. In a recent interview, she said she was packing it in for her half-century birthday:

“I’m sure I’ll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore,” Crawford said. “And that’s OK. I’ve done it. I’ve worked with all these incredible photographers. What else do I need to do? I can’t keep reinventing myself. I shouldn’t have to keep proving myself. I don’t want to.”

We salute you, Cindy. Here's a look at the mind-blowingly hot lady in her element. 

You'll always be in our memories. And what we do with those memories is none of your business.