Cameron Russell was introduced into the world of modelling by her mothers friend who worked for Ford Models at the time. She became a part time model at the age of 16. She signed with the agency in 2003. She worked for the major designers Chanel, Victoria’s Secret, Louis Vuitton, D&G, DVF, Vivienne Westwood, YSL, Armani, Versace, Oscar De La Renta.. the list goes on.
In 2012 she held a TED talk titled “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model” which went on to be listed in the Top 20 Ted Talks of all time.
Why should you watch it?
“Modeling, she says, is a hollow experience, based on the undemocratic distribution of perfectly symmetrical features leading to unfair and unearned advantages. Beauty is paradoxical; superficial and at the same time powerful. Meaningless, yet full of meaning”. This coming from someone who looks like she could be Cindy Crawford and Eva Mendes love child if that were possible is a breath of fresh honest air!
A truly amazing speech and step forward for women everywhere. Her intellect shows great potential in what is yet to come from Cameron Russell and were not talking modelling!
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