Just ask Cameron Russell.
She is one of the most gorgeous, successful super models out there and yet, to our surprise, she is also one of the most insecure women.
“The real way I became a model is I won a genetic lottery and I became the recipient of a legacy,” she says in a recent TEDxMidAtlantic Talk. “Saying you want to be a model when you grow up is akin to saying you want to win the Powerball when you grow up. It’s awesome and it’s out of your control but it’s not a career path.”
We never thought of comparing being a model to winning the lottery.
Russel has been a model for over 10 years, for such brands as Chanel and Victoria’s Secret and says that the profession is not all that it’s cracked up to be. There are so many contradictions between what people think when they see models in magazines compared to what’s truly behind the facade.
“These pictures are not pictures of me, they’re constructions,” says Russell. “They’re constructions by professionals — hairstylists, make up artists, photographers stylists and all of their assistants and pre-production and post-production and they build this. That’s not me.”
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