“My red hair was always something I felt ashamed of.
It was the reason I got bullied for years, it made me different from the other kids. When I went to high school I was able to start all over again but still I made sure stay unnoticed. At seventeen I got randomly approached by a photographer on the street. He said I had a lot of potential and asked if he could take some photos of me in his studio. I didn’t really understand why but I ended up going anyways. During the shoot it was the first time I was complimented for my red hair and white skin. Everything I had been so ashamed of was now considered as beautiful. From that moment I got into modeling and it became my career. However I never wanted to give up on my studies and managed to combine my modeling career with my studies.
It meant I had to work twice as hard to get to achieve both.
I remember being in China for one month and flying back home for only one exam. I barely had time to study so I would be studying on the plane ride home. I finished 2 bachelors and 1 master degree which I’m really proud of. Sometimes it was hard and even lonely but I have always been motivated. I think it’s because I was bullied I have that extra bit of motivation to prove them wrong.”