Victoria’s Secret model Cameron Russell’s Ted talk video is going viral due to her candid discussion on image and beauty, the modeling industry, and white privilege. Cameron Russell has been a model for the past ten years and has incredible success as a model. She appeared on Ted talk to share the difference between who she really is and the “construction” of her image as a model.
In this interview on CNN Cameron Russell clarifies her seemingly contradictory statements she made on Ted talk. She advises young girls that modeling is not a career path, yet it has been a career path that she has been very successful in.
“I think what I was trying to say was not that you shouldn’t pursue modeling if you can be successful, because it’s been really great for me. I’ve received so many amazing benefits. I’ve payed to go to college. But to say that there are so many little girls that come up to me and say they want to be models when they grow up, you have no control over that. You have to win a genetic lottery,” explained Cameron.
Watch the interview on CNN as she explains herself and watch Cameron Russell on Ted talk below. Let us know what you think too!