Victoria's Secret model Cameron Russell spoke about winning the "genetic lottery" to GMA. ABC News republished the video footage on Feb. 19. Cameron has been in the news for slamming the model industry.
The 25-year-old first made headlines back in October for her controversial statements made at the TED Conference, an annual event that showcases speakers. Cameron said in the video that modeling isn't a "career path" that young girls should take. The video got over 1.3 million hits on YouTube.
Russell also wrote a piece for CNN. In the article, she said she's not surprised by the media attention she's getting. She explained that society is obsessed with tall, slender models with white skin. She also noted only 4 percent of models in the industry are women of color.
The Ivy League graduate says that she wants to be more than a model. She wants to be a "model citizen." She wants to use her career path to become a role model for young women. She's glad that her controversial remarks has landed her attention.
Cameron Russell does admit she "won a genetic lottery." It's landed her modeling contracts with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. She even became a Victoria's Secret Model. Now, she wants to tell her story to help inspire others to stay away from the industry.