We live in a world where social media attention seems to be one of the most rampant 'drugs' plaguing our society worldwide. Everyone is focused on looking picture perfect, faking it many times 'for the likes'. Many look at the celebrities and models thinking their lives are perfect. International fashion model 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 big picture look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old.
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Cameron Russell (born June 14, 1987) is an American fashion model and activist. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she graduated from Columbia University with majors in Economics and Political science. Russell began modeling as a part-time profession in 2003.
Russell was initially signed up by the Ford Models, but she later switched to DNA Model Management in 2006, and eventually the Elite Model Management in 2011. Since her debut as a model, she has walked at fashion shows for designers and fashion houses including Chanel, Versace, Prada, Vivienne Westwood, Victoria's Secret, Diane von Fürstenberg and Louis Vuitton among others.
Russell has appeared in photoshoots for American and European fashion magazines like Vogue, Numéro, and W. She is an active endorser and is associated with brands including Calvin Klein, Armani, Louis Vuitton, and Benetton. Russell delivered a TED talk in October 2012, entitled "Looks aren't Everything. Believe me, I'm a Model", which went on to become one of the most popular speeches ever given at a TED conference.