Victoria's Secret model Cameron Russell went on CNN to talk about the modeling industry and body image. Bossip caught the footage of the interview. On Jan.10, she set the record straight about her recent controversial statements.
She told CNN reporters that she doesn't want to discourage girls from getting into modeling. The model mentions how many girls come up and tell her that they want to be a model. She backtracked and said that it's not that she wants to tell girls not to pursue modeling. Cameron admits that her career has been good to her, but it's not a career path to take if girls can't be successful at it.
The runway model wanted to set the record straight about body image. She gave a controversial speech at the TED Conference in December about the modeling industry. Cameron compared personal photos of herself to her modeling photos. She wanted little girls to know that the pictures of her aren't really her. She calls the photos a "constructions" of herself. She told the reporter, "I wanted little girls to see that models don't look like that in real life."
Cameron Russell closed out the interview with a few more controversial points. She said that girls have to win a "genetic lottery" to become a model. She admits the job is only about looks, "You have to look a certain way. At least 98 percent of it is genetics." The Victoria's Secret model credits her success, saying that she still has her job because she's "pretty."
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