ELLE Magazine decided to do a super model takeover for their May 2017 issue which featured six (6) models with six (6) different stories to tell.
The six models who where the cover stars of ELLE magazine’s latest issue are namely: Maria Brogues, Jasmine Tookes, Hailey Baldwin, Bella Hadid, Candice Huffine and Elsa hosk.
They shared their various amazing stories, being away from family and the challenges that befell them while touring the world at a tender age.
They all share somethings in common like good genes, professional discipline, star power and charisma that captivates fashion lovers even with the fact that they are all different.
READ EXCERPTS FROM THEIR INTERVIEWS BELOW: Read more after this cut…
On the power of representation:
The fashion industry is here for everyone, [regardless] of colour or race. When I was growing up, I never saw someone like me, and now the other girls can see someone like them. It’s all about inspiration.
On her passion project:
My goal has always been to create my own beauty line. I have such a unique skin tone—when I go on set, makeup artists have to use all different mixes of makeup to match my skin. I’d love to do a line that has different tones for everybody.
On industry misconceptions:
People think it’s all fun and glamorous, but it’s a lot of work, a lack of sleep, and a lot of being by yourself, away from family. Travelling the world alone when you’re 18 or 19 is a lot.
On her role models:
I was watching an Alaïa show from the ’90s, and it’s Naomi [Campbell], Cindy [Crawford], Linda [Evangelista]—the way they were radiating was beautiful. They were so confident, those are the people I look up to.
On finding your voice:
Women have to come together in a way we haven’t before. We’re united and not standing for less than we deserve. It’s about celebrating who we are and not backing down. It’s not a time to be quiet.
On learning from failure:
When I came to New York [at] 20, I didn’t know the level of professionalism required. You can’t half-ass it because people will take your place. I screwed up many times and had to prove myself over seven years.
Read the full article on the models in ELLE‘s May issue which will hit newsstands everywhere on April 18.
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