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" A ton of little girls I talk to, they want to be actresses or singers or models. "
" Becoming a model was very counter-culture for my background, which is hyper-liberal, academic and feminist. "
" Even if I did give a good talk, is what I have to say more important and interesting than what Colin Powell said? "
" For the past few centuries, we have defined beauty as tall, slender figures, femininity and white skin. "
" Hard work is not why I have been successful as a model. "
" Having a couple really great basics makes it easy to dress well every day. "
" I am insecure... because I have to think about what I look like every day. "
" I do have too many eight-inch heels which I never get to wear. "
" If someone has the opportunity to become a model, I would say, 'Do it.' "
" If you are ever wondering, 'If I have thinner thighs and shinier hair will I be happier?' you just need to meet a group of models because they have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes and they're the most physically insecure women on the planet. "
" I have no idea what advantages I truly get, but I know people talk to me and give me time of day because they like how I look. "
" Image is powerful, but image is also superficial. "
" In 2007, a very inspired New York University Ph.D. student counted all the models on the runway, every single one that was hired, and of the 677 models that were hired, only 27, or less than four per cent, were non-white. "
" I think it's cooler when girls have favorite pieces of clothing rather than an entirely new wardrobe every few months. "
" I usually decide what to wear in the morning, but sometimes, I'll have a favorite coat or sweater or shoes, and I'll wear them everyday for a week! "
" I work hard, but my modeling career gives my views undeserved attention. "
" Modelling is an incredible platform. "
" My first day of high school, I wore brown boys' corduroys that my mom had sewn Sesame Street elastic into - they were my coolest pants - and a lime green Patagonia fleece that my mom found at Goodwill. I loved fleece. "
" My last two years of high school, I think I went to Burger King every day for lunch. "
" My mum never told me that I was beautiful when I was a kid - and I didn't read magazines or watch MTV, so I had no real consciousness about it all. "
" My style is definitely not ladylike - frills and bows kinda scare me - but I like the military look because I love that olive green khaki color. "
" Saying you want to be a model when you grow up is akin to saying you want to win the Powerball when you grow up. It's awesome, and it's out of your control, and it's not a career path. "
" Statistics show that diversity in the media is pretty dismal. Critical voices from women and people of color are missing from many important conversations. "
" The real way I became a model is I won a genetic lottery, and I became the recipient of a legacy. "
" When I first lived in a model apartment... It was two bunk beds to a room, and the bathroom was constantly in use. I was bringing in Lucky Charms cereal, and one day an agent put a stop to that. She said, 'You're making all the girls fat.' They took it off our grocery order. That was the most dramatic thing that happened. "
" You can be anything. You could be the President of the United States or the inventor of the next Internet or a ninja cardio-thoracic surgeon poet, which would be awesome because you would be the first one. "
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