I was always shocked by the persistence of some of the models I encountered in my travels. Some of these young women were striving to be the next Karlie Kloss and REFUSED to give up on that dream, no matter how discouraging their current state of affairs happened to be. These are girls who never worked, left without having earned a cent and moved along to another low-grade, emerging market.
I guarantee Karlie Kloss never went to catalog castings in mainland China.
Sometimes I wonder if these women continued to grasp at a dream that was way out of reach because they believed they couldn’t do anything else, or because they were truly delusional. I often think about them and hope they’re as successful as they want to be or that they’re doing something else that is making them happy.
I know I’m moving on to better things.