Getting candid about the harsh realities of the modelling world, these 5 top models have opened up on how the industry can make models feel insecure as they face constant rejection based on their appearance alone - or they experienced body bullying before they even became models. Sharing the ways models can develop body insecurity or go through bullying because of how they look, these models have spoken out on the subject.
1. Cameron Russell
Cameron believes being a model comes with insecurities naturally because it's so image-driven: “The thing that I have never said on camera is that ‘I am insecure.’ And I am insecure because I have to think about what I look like every day. If you ever think, ‘If I had thinner thighs and shinier hair, wouldn’t I be happier,’ you just need to meet a group of models. They have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes and they are the most physically insecure women, probably, on the planet.”
2. Gisele Bundchen
3. Jourdan Dunn
4. Miranda Kerr
5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie was bullied in school and often body-shamed, which she says is common for models: "I got teased because of my lips. I used to get called 'T*t Lips' - because I had big lips but no breasts. And then I was called 'Kipper Lips'. I was really teased about the way I looked at school. I think most models will tell you a similar story."