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Cameron Russell Would Rather Aspiring Models Be Ninjas

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Cameron Russel Victoria's Secret Runway 2012, via Getty
Cameron Russel Victoria's Secret Runway 2012, via Getty

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More specifically, the self-proclaimed genetic lottery winner Cameron Russell suggests that aspiring models look into ninja cardio-thoracic surgeon poetry or inventing the next internet instead. We have a feeling that wannabe models are not the same people as wannabe new internet inventors, but who knows. People are complicated. Her TEDxMid-Atlantic talking point is not: Do anything else, ladies, because modeling is a shitty job at best.

Above, Russell models the 10th anniversary look on the 2012 Victoria's Secret Runway (which aired a full two days before the TED talk) and here she is behind-the-scenes at the show, shilling Swarovski Elements like a good spokesperson. After the jump, find out what she really thinks about her job.


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