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Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model. | Cameron Russell

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.

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30 thoughts on “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model. | Cameron Russell

  1. I bet if an "ugly person" Were to do this speech the whole comment section would praise them instead of commenting the fact that she's pretty and how she shouldn't be doing this speech.

  2. I feel like she did a better job of proving that looks are everything (or, at least, have an overwhelming amount of power).

  3. very good speech. i hope people watch the video before judging, it's under 10 min. by the title it looks like it's just another privileged person complaining about how hard she has it, which no one wants to hear, but that's not her message at all

  4. The real question then is this. Would everyone feel better if an “ugly” woman was on stage saying the same stuff? Or explaining how they made it alright growing up in who they are? Because we can make it happen.

  5. Is anything everything? If not, what's the point of this talk?
    I don't think anyone actually believes looks are everything, but I also think pretty much anyone knows looks are something, something more than it should be.

  6. It's really naive to say, you won a genetic lottery, as if that's that was an unlikely to win price. When the reality is that you happened to fit in the kind of beauty is on right, that hegemonic beauty. When that trend changes, other people will fit in and so on…

  7. Instead of worrying, complaining, being discontented about the cards given to you by any situation.

    Focus on learning how to effeciently play the cards given to you in any situation

  8. I was born with a face only a mother could slap. I applied for my dream job as a model..they laughed at me and threw me out. As i shambled back to my hovel on bandy legs people stared at the ugly piebald dwarf. Children screamed and ran when i reared my disfigured head. I am sitting here in the dark, not because the electricity is cut off…but because i can't stand to look at myself. My razor is in my hand and i can feel the love it has for my wrist. In my dreams i am accepted. Perhaps i will dream forever…
    …but hey, looks aren't everything right…RIGHT?

  9. 2:30 "I am on this stage because i am a pretty white woman and in my industry we call that sexy girl"
    That's racism, sexism, feminism, lookism in one sentence.
    And by the way, the racism thing you are a white girl who is doing everything she can to be black (the tan look, even wearing fake tan) wait what?

  10. White women are more attractive by every sociological measure you can perform. More responses on dating websites ect. Ya sorry, some races of people are more attractive than others. A pygmy is not as aesthetically pleasing to the eyes as a blond haired nordic beauty with long legs and perky breasts. Truth is a rough thing. Its not oppression, its a capitalist response to hire what is in most demand.

  11. thank you for sharing this and being honest . i am sure people would consider that and know the right thing to do . good luck to you

  12. She was trying to convey a message that was heartfelt and genuine, which was obvious if one observed her closely. I applaud her. Kudos, Cameron.

  13. Yeah, in a "perfect" world there'd be even distribution of resources and world peace too. Never gonna happen. Everything thats "wrong" with the world can be tied to our baser instincts. We're predisposed to valuing beautiful things over ugly things. You can't alter that anymore than you could the law of gravity.

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