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Victoria's Secret model Cameron Russell's TED talk went viral after she talked about how modeling wasn't a skill or talent and instead just good luck in the 'genetic lottery.' But the speech wasn't a one-off: Russell has since launched a feminist website called Interrupt Magazine. Though she isn't quitting modeling (or giving up on the crazy money she makes), Russell hopes her new venture will help change the way people think about beauty.
This weekend, Russell went on Nightline. "Because I'm a model, because I've been in magazines looking a certain way, there are people who are interested in what I have to say," she said. The fact that she was given a spot on a national news show does kind of bear that out, but let's see if her new media attention translates into a changed fashion conversation.
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