Victoria's Secret model Cameron Russell is sending out a clear message about her beauty, according to a Feb. 19 Yahoo News report. The model reportedly delivered a talk last October about modeling and careers, emphasizing that modeling is not a career path.
“Saying that you want to be a model when you grow up is akin to saying that you want to win the Powerball when you grow up,”she said in remarks at conference. Cameron who reportedly studied political science and economics at Columbia University is not surprised that her talk has garnered so much attention.
“The talk itself is nothing groundbreaking. It's a couple of stories and observations about working as a model for the last decade,” she said. “Even if I did give a good talk, is what I have to say more important and interesting than what Colin Powell said?”
She added, “I won a genetic lottery.”
In a piece she wrote for CNN on Feb. 18, she marvels over society’s obsessions with “tall, slender figures, and femininity and white skin.” Russell is speaking out to as she puts it, “tell a simple story.” “I hoped telling a simple story - where my only qualification was life experience (not a degree, award, successful business or book) - could encourage those of us who make media to elevate other personal narratives: the stories of someone like Trayvon Martin, the undocumented worker, the candidate without money for press," she wrote.