Love me or hate me I promise that it will never make or break me…<3
A lot of young girls think that the opposite of fake is rudeness. And just as ugly as fake is, so is saying whatever is on your mind because it’s the truth.
There is a difference between desire and desperation.
There’s always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are.
‘Modelland’ has always been a part of my mind and my heart. I’m excited that you’ll be able to read about this magical world that’s been living in my dreams for so many years.
I’ve made mistakes before of doing different projects just based on my dreams, my hopes, my thing, and not really thinking about my customers.
I don’t go to the cool, trendy restaurants. I go to either the holes in the wall or the super-fancy restaurants where there are no cool people.
I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model. And that’s where I got famous.
Even when I was a teen model, I didn’t think it was fair that I had to enter the acting world to get insurance.
I would not recommend a teen getting into modeling if they’re not solid when it comes to their grades and school. That comes first. My mother always told me that came first.
I am learning how to delegate and how to empower people.
I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don’t overeat.
I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.
Don’t contour with blush – that’s so eighties. It was an amazing trend then, but it’s not hot now. Instead, go for a neutral contour color that’s one or two shades deeper than your skin tone.
My most difficult class at Harvard Business School would have to be finance.
My mom was a medical photographer, but on the side, she did a before-and-after glam photography business in the house. She would do makeup and hair – and I was her assistant.
Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that’s positive and celebrate that!
I don’t want to use the term ‘plus-size,’ because, to me, what the hell is that? It just doesn’t have a positive connotation to it. I tend to not use it.
Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You’re in one minute, out the next.
We are often told we can’t have brains and beauty, and I really hope that my message is that you can put on that red lip and curl your hair and put on that power dress – you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.
Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn’t appreciate its beauty.
Because beauty will be so readily accessible, and skin color and features will be similar, prejudices based on physical features will be nearly eradicated. Prejudice will be socioeconomically based.
When I was a young girl, I lost a lot of weight over one summer – involuntarily – and was just really depressed and sad. There was nothing I could do to gain weight. I would look in the mirror and call myself disgusting every day.
One thing my mom used to tell me was to look to the other side, and know that my present is not going to be everything. So if I’m having a bad day, she goes, ‘Just imagine tomorrow. This is going to be over. This is going to be done with.’
I’m frugal. I’ve always been this way. When I was young, my mom would give me my allowance, and I’d peel off a little each week and have some to spare.
My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet.
On ‘America’s Top Model,’ I’ve always told my girls to smile with their eyes. We call it ‘smizing.’ Over the years, it’s actually become part of pop culture. I would be walking down the street, and girls would say, ‘Smize!’