She has been a model for brands including Victoria’s Secret, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Isabel Marant and has appeared in pages of Vogue, one of the most coveted spots in fashion. Does a teenager can become a famous model? Yes, she did successfully when she was 16 years old and she is becoming one of the most coveted spots in fashion. Her name is Cameron Russell.
In October 2012, Russell gave a presentation entitled “Looks aren’t Everything. Believe me, I’m a Model” at TEDx Mid-Atlantic, which has been viewed over a million times. How does she define her success?
“The real way that I became a model is that I won a genetic lottery, and I am the recipient of a legacy. What do I mean by legacy? Well, for the past few centuries we have defined beauty not just as health and youth and symmetry that we’re biologically programmed to admire, but also as tall, slender figures, and femininity and white skin. And this is a legacy that was built for me, and it’s a legacy that I’ve been cashing in on.”
Should young girls aspire to be a model? The answers for Russell is “shouldn’t”! Most people cannot believe this advice coming from one of the most successful models. But, Russell has her own explanation:
“If a 16-year-old had my opportunity, I would say, ‘Take it, it’s fantastic; it pays for university, you will get to travel, you will have access to the media,'” she said. “But it is not a career over which you have any control. Any day they can decide they don’t like you anymore, so you really should have something else that you are good at and passionate about.”
Cameron Russell has defined a new standard for beauty and inspired lots of people being true of themself. Too many people focus on their looks or body shape but they ignore the real self who is more confident and pretty as well. Nobody is perfect, the perfect one is just yourself.