TMIK TED Talk o’ the Week: “Looks Aren’t Everything.”

Photo credit: TEDxMidAtlantic

Photo credit: TEDxMidAtlantic

I love, love, love Ted Talks. Here’s one that I think you’ll love too.

It’s called, “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a Model.”

In a nutshell:

Tall, slender underwear model, Cameron Russell (who we want to hate but we can’t ’cause she’s so smart and nice)  admits she became a model not so much because of hard work as good luck. As Cameron tells it, she’s a model because she won “a genetic lottery”. In this fearless talk Cameron Russell attempts to pull back the curtain on the glamour and mystique of the industry. She questions society’s emphasis on the superficial aspects of a person’s appearance, particularly in a country like ours where 78% of 17-year-old girls report being unhappy with their bodies. And finally, she uses this brief, engaging talk to take a stark look at the power of image in our own perceived successes and perceived failures.

Hope you like it! Let me know your thoughts!

xo

Jeanine
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