Just know that I completely understand that I am getting increasingly grumpy as I get older. I spend a lot of time doing imaginary rants at whippersnappers. The Gerber kids particular annoy me – I’m loathe to cover Kaia Gerber because A) she’s just as much a nepotism model as Kylie Jenner; B) she’s too young to book all of these huge campaigns and runway jobs and C) I actually don’t think she’s grown into her face or body yet. The joke from Absolutely Fabulous has come true: the fashion industry is just chucking fetuses down the runway at this point. I cover Kaia because she’s been hailed as the next big thing, but I’ve always ignored Kaia’s brother, Presley. Presley Gerber is also a (nepotism) model, all cheekbones and sullen looks. But it seems Presley is very dangerous: he’s the kind of 19-year-old kid who gets blitzed and speeds around LA in his Tesla.
The son of Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber — who has become a force in the modeling world — ended the year on a bad note … getting arrested for DUI. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … cops pulled Presley Gerber over Sunday at around 4 AM in Beverly Hills for speeding in his Tesla. Cops say he reeked of booze, so they gave him a field sobriety test … which he failed.
The 19-year-old model was booked for DUI and released without bail. In California, it doesn’t matter what his blood alcohol level was … there is zero tolerance for underage drivers who drink. A .01 will get you arrested. If convicted, Presley will automatically have his driver’s license suspended for at least 1 year.
Presley’s lawyer, Scott Spindel, tells TMZ, his client has no criminal record and has never been arrested, adding, “Presley Gerber takes this very seriously and is taking the necessary steps to address the allegations.”
Presley’s still a teenager but he’s already huge in the modeling world. He’s been signed to IMG for several years now and has done campaigns for Calvin Klein, Doce & Gabbana and Paris Vogue.
That’s interesting about California being a zero tolerance DUI state. I didn’t know that – people could conceivably blow a .01 if they just had a glass of wine with dinner. But it sounds like Presley’s blood alcohol level was a lot more than a .01, especially if he reeked of alcohol to the point where it was obvious to the cops. Take him off the road, California. Also: I wonder how Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber will play this? Odds on favorite “boys will be boys” or will they make him lean into the “bad boy” persona so that Kaia can be the Good Girl?
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