My path has laid itself out before me every step of the way. Even when I ignored it or rejected it, it kept finding a way to loop back around. I’ve always been spiritual, but never knew the direction that spirituality would take. I just keep stepping in the direction of what resonates as truth.
My biggest concern about our beauty culture is that we are still encouraged to live up to unrealistic standards, and in fact, both the encouragement and the unrealistic standards have become increasingly persistent and difficult because of the pervasive intrusions of social media.
Growing up in Utah… I had a hard time from a young age because most of the girls looked like Barbie dolls, they were blonde, skinny and blue eyed and here I was the chubby Greek kid with dark hair. I didn’t quite fit in.
I didn’t grow up with self-love. I fell in love with myself for the first time and by then I was already 20! Modeling is a constant reminder that I’m beautiful and it helps me to fall in love with myself over and over again and I like that.