You starred in the IWC film, The Code of Beauty. Growing up, you struggled with your unconventional looks. What are your thoughts on the diversity on fashion runways and in campaigns today?
Yes, growing up I looked different from my peers. I learned how to embrace my physical traits which ultimately led me to a successful modelling career. I believe these “unconventional looks” made me unique, gave me character and, in a way, helped other girls in the industry embrace their differences.
Did you have to work hard to master your body – poses and angles – to become ‘model material’?
I find myself gaining more and more confidence in front of the camera as I get older. It’s all about feeling good about yourself and the team you are working with, as well as positive feedback and encouragement, to have a successful shoot and beautiful photos. I also find it very important with each project to be a blank canvas. I’m always willing to transform myself, which is another important quality when you are a supermodel – the ability to be versatile.