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You can't model for the rest of your life, so it is important to diversify your career.
Being a Victoria's Secret model, which was always my dream.
I'm not saying I'm the perfect role model. But I'm honest. Period.
People always ask me if I'm going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come.
I think a role model is a mentor - someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them.
If people want a role model, they can have Miley Cyrus.
So to get back to being intimidated, yes, you get intimidated when you're on the runway with Naomi Campbell, who is the best runway model in the world.
As a model you need to be able to do the craziest things.
From offstage until the moment I walk onstage, I constantly tweak my talk show and 'Top Model', but at the same time, I often leave my private life by the wayside.
I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model. And that's where I got famous.
The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction.
I think I'm a different kind of role model for young girls.
Integrate purpose into your for-profit business model through a long term commitment to a cause that is aligned with your core values and those of your community.
Advertising works most effectively when it's in line with what people are already trying to do. And people are trying to communicate in a certain way on Facebook - they share information with their friends, they learn about what their friends are doing - so there's really a whole new opportunity for a new type of advertising model within that.
I feel like I'm held more accountable to stay healthy now because now I'm a role model to young girls to not have eating issues and to not say, 'Hey, it's OK to starve yourself' or 'It's OK to throw up after your meals' - that's not OK.
New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.
It's very lonely being a prominent black intellectual at an institution where you're the only prominent black intellectual. That was the model that was followed in the late 60s when black studies started. You'd get one here and one there and one here, like Johnny Appleseed.
Henry Louis Gates
But as a young model, I never felt as beautiful as I looked.
My first job was for a blue jean company as a sitting model. I posed for 15 minutes and made $50. It was 1976.
I became a cover girl and an editorial model, and then I became a runway model.
I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.
Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.
I always had the old-school model that I'm going to work for as long as I'm relevant and focus on for-profit activities and someday when I retire I'm going to learn about philanthropy.
When Obama was inaugurated, he and his team had an insight - though whether the insight was conscious or not I don't know. But it was this: The TARP $700 billion price tag was a new kind of model.
I never really said I want to be a role model. But then when it happened I was so down for it.
I'm not paid to be a role model, parents should be role models.
The job of a leader, the job of a governor, the job of a president, is to get the people in the room and bang enough heads together and rub enough arms and cajole enough to have them put the country and the state's greater interest ahead of their own personal partisan interest. That's what we did in New Jersey and that's the model for America.
I thought it was quite vain to say, I want to be a model.
I'm not pretty. The truth is I didn't think I could be a model at all. I was looking at some of the guys on the walls at Irene Marie and I thought to myself 'Jesus Christ. I can't do this. I don't look anything like these guys'.
If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush.
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