For everybody out there... You are beautiful. Accept who you are because there’s no one like you in the entire universe. You are unique. Look at the mirror. Look how beautiful you really are. Comb your hair. Take care of yourself. You are all that you have got in the world and you deserve more. Stop underestimating you. You can laugh and be happy –really you can- and not feel guilty about it. Embrace life, embrace your own self. It doesn’t mean that you’re getting self-focused or selfish by putting you first. It means that you respect yourself. Stop relying on others to validate you all the time. You are not a hollow human being. Fill the gap with love. Love you. Only if you love yourself you can find true happiness and eventually make the others around you happy too.
The most important bit of advice I can give is to not let other people’s opinion get to you, or influence what you want to do with your life, which can be easier said than done and takes time. One of the most difficult things about modelling is to not compare yourself to other models or beat yourself up for not looking like the other girls you see on Instagram. The truth is, is that there is not one type of “perfect model” and everyone is different. You don’t have to look a certain way in order to be successful and in fact being unique will do you a lot of favours. Also, don’t take it too personally if you don’t have the “right look” for a specific photographer or agency, whilst some do have preferences for a certain look, there will be people out there that like yours, its just a case of finding them and figuring out what type of modelling is right for you. I’ve been turned down by several agencies for being too short, and whilst it can get me down sometimes I have to remind myself that it doesn’t make me less of a model than taller girls, and as a result I’ve focused more on building my career as a freelance model, rather than trying to pursue agency work.
What would be your advice to young girls who would like to start alt modeling career?
Just go for it!
1, Do not be fooled by these old men with money, who just want to see you naked.
2, Do not let anyone push your boundaries!
3, If you’re collaborating make it clear what you want from the shoot, how many edits you will get and always pick them.
4, Always trust your gut feeling.
I even advise all women to do it, it helps to accept yourself.
I would say to these young girls to live their passion fully.
Being a model is not my job, but it's a passion that helps me today, even after 4 years of experience, to gain self-confidence. Everyone does not care about your measurements, if you have something to prove to yourself do it.
You know every woman has complexes and is never satisfied.
To all these women I want to say to them: You are beautiful.
You are strong. You can do it.
This is the advice that I would like to hear for me, it is always easier to give than to apply them.