19-year-old Kaia Gerber is exercising her right to vote for the very first time and sharing the experience with fans in hopes of inspiring others to get out and do the same. The daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber hit up social media over the weekend after she had visited a polling station in Malibu and cast her ballot.
“[I] voted for the first time today and it felt really good,” Gerber wrote to her 6 million Instagram followers.
Wearing a pair of jeans and a black facemask, Kaia Gerber’s matching black bra could be seen underneath her sheer shirt while she wrote about the voting experience.
“[I’m] so proud to be part of the election, because it’s become so clear how much power young people have to push this country towards progress — as long as we participate.”
She added, “[I] don’t want to grow up in a country that is going backwards. the past four years have shown us how much damage can be done when our leadership prioritizes property over people, tolerates racism, and ignores science.”
The daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford also wanted to stress the importance of getting out to cast your vote, no matter which side of the political battle you fall happen to fall on.
“[If] you’re not sure if you want to vote, i ask you to consider who and what will be most affected if you don’t. please vote even if it sounds like a headache. do it with empathy, do it with love, and do it with reason because it matters.”
Kaia Gerber received lots of praise from her fellow celebrities and designers after showing off her “I Voted” sticker.
Racecar driver Lewis Hamilton gave Gerber a praise emoji while “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna sent a row of hearts.
Designer Marc Jacobs was ecstatic, writing, “Wonderful Kaia! That is great news. The chance to vote and exercising this right is so important!!”
Unfortunately, a few bad apples tried to troll Gerber in her comments, with one person stating, “You don’t even have a college education. Stop acting like you know anything about politics.”
Luckily, the negativity was drowned out by the overwhelming show of support.
It’s no wonder Kaia Gerber has such a passion for participating in the democratic process, as her mother also recently took to Instagram and shared a message herself about getting out to vote.
“I had the privilege of voting in person in Malibu. I’ve always been so proud to be part of this process, and this election is no exception. Encourage your friends and family to use their voices – only a couple days left!” Cindy Crawford wrote on social media to her 5 million followers.