May, 2013

Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old.

0:40 – The first outfit change ever on the TED stage!
1:50 – Russell transforms our perception of what we think of her.
2:41 – The truth about how girls become models.
3:11 – Russell shines a light on the the deficiency of non-white models.
3:52 – She asks why do girls even want to be models?
4:32 – The reality of a girls’ likelihood of ever becoming a model.
5:27 – Models don’t have a voice and aren’t taking seriously in society. They are to be seen and not heard.
5:52 – Side by side images effectively demonstrates how the modeling industry sexualizes young girls and women in general.
6:44 – Russell acknowledges her privilege.
7:00 – The cost people pay who exist outside of her privilege.
7:30 – How young girls feel about their bodies.
8:03 – Russell admits something she has never said on camera until now.

ORIGINAL by Cameron Russell in a talk on the TED stage. [via The Huffington Post]

More info about Cameron Russell:

Twitter: @CameronCRussell
Agency: Elite
Blog: ArtRoots
Website: Big Bad Lab

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