modeling
I’m still stuck with the mark on my hand, a permanent reminder of that time I didn’t stand up for myself.
in

Aug 25, 2014 at 4:00pm | 110 comments

modeling
I believe that change in the industry begins with me.
music videos
modeling
Butter, sugar, and carbs aren’t really part of the diet of a real-life mannequin.
in

May 23, 2014 at 2:00pm | 170 comments

modeling
I have no defense except to say that I was really curious to know if my daughter had what it took to make it into a Target circular.
in

May 22, 2014 at 2:00pm | 125 comments

modeling
How could I pass up an opportunity for a potentially super weird experience?
modeling
Having worked as a model, I'm obviously no stranger to being judged by arbitrary beauty standards.
children
Part of what gets under my skin about the stock photos is that my image is used to sell values that alienate me and a lot of other women.
in

May 1, 2014 at 2:00pm | 37 comments

sexy
I became a model at age 34 and a size 8. Sure, it helped boost my confidence, but that doesn't mean I appreciate your unsolicited feedback about my body if I'm not at work.
in

Feb 23, 2014 at 11:00am | 311 comments

eating disorders
I know if I never had to be skinny to pay my rent, I wouldn’t have cared one bit about my thighs.
modeling
I had moved to London, got a visa, an agency, and ditched commercial season in LA against the advice of my manager to be with a guy I was in love with. At least I’ve learned my lesson about never relying on men for anything.
modeling
Modeling is almost like an abusive relationship. You stay in it because you think something great will eventually happen.
in

Jan 14, 2014 at 9:00am | 434 comments

accutane
I signed some papers that said the manufacturer wouldn’t be responsible for my death or deformities in fetuses, yadda yadda yadda, something about suicide and permanent damage to your intestines, blah blah, sure I’ll sign!
in

Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00am | 206 comments

clothing
Specifically, I’m a 6P fit model. My face could be a potato and it wouldn’t matter.
modeling
I snapped a picture of my daughter Karrie wearing her favorite Wet Seal clothes. Who knew that a short time later she would be flown out to be an actual model for the company? I've never seen her so happy.
issues
We still have a long way to go when it comes to equalizing racial issues in the fashion industry, but these fantastic campaigns show that we’re on the right track.
modeling
I have had to tell girls to lose weight. I took countless hips measurements. I got shit from clients because girls had pimples, scars, cellulite, nails too short, hair too long, noses too wide.
in

Jun 24, 2013 at 11:00am | 32 comments

fetishes
I’ve been photographed in 13 countries and four states, tied up everywhere from stunning church ruins to secret underground dungeons below country mansions and have stomped down catwalks in just about every kind of outfit imaginable.
modeling
We're starting to normalize the appearance of plus-sized models in fashion as just a natural variation of human bodies, rather than something shocking and awful.
modeling
The whole thing started because I needed income over the summer and my best friend had commented “You should model!” on a Facebook picture. Yes. I am that susceptible.
fashion
Lashing out at thin women to tell them they aren’t wanted isn’t the way to address disparities and prejudices in fashion.
learnvest
In reality, most models spend their days schlepping to casting after casting, usually being rejected from each one. They live in model apartments with three other girls, and celery is for dinner only because they can’t afford much else. How do I know? I’m a model myself.
in

Sep 24, 2012 at 4:00pm | 39 comments