No.18 A model demonstrates looks aren’t everything

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This time, it has nothing any connection with studies, but I chose this video because I was interested in the industry I don’t know personally. The video claims that the ex-white model selling looks says that looks are not everything. With prejudice and discrimination still rampant over looks, the presenter talks about interesting content, interweaving the advantages of her looks and the irony of society. I would appreciate it if you could use it for learning English and have awareness of social problems due to the superiority of appearance!

Now, We are going to learn English from Cameron Russell’s presentation with the title “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me. I’m a model” !

 

  1. Contents
    1. A white Model : Cameron Russell
    2. The 5 questions she was asked and the answers
      1. How do you become a model
      2. Can I be a model when I grow up
      3. Do they retouch all the photos
      4. Do you get free stuffs
      5. What is it like to be a model
    3. Struggles when she talks about this topic at Ted Talks
  2. Summary
    1. Cameron Russell : This presenter, Cameron Russell, is well known as a white model, and as she answers questions that are often asked as models that are not usually spoken of in front of the camera, talks proceed in a way that combines the powerful influence of the image, the social problems caused by the image, and the reasons that looks are not everything.
    2. The 5 questions she was asked and the answers
      1. How do you become a model : She always said she was scouted, but the real reason she was able to be a model was because she had received great heritages. Heritages that have been handed down are not just biological aspects of health, youth, and proportion, but also include tall, even feminine, and white skin. While there are other famous non-white models, in 2007 a graduate student at New York University counted every single model walking along the runway, and out of the 677 models employed, only 27 non-white were employed.
      2. Can I be a model when I grow up : She says she will ask the girls who asked her about this question again with other job proposals. Being a model is the same thing as saying, “I want to win a lottery,” and it’s wonderful, but it’s something we can’t do with ourselves and it’s not going to be able to grow up as a career. As proof of this, even if you graduate from school and have work experience, you can’t write any more on your resume.
      3. Do they retouch all the photos : Almost all the photos will be fixed. Also, the models we usually see are works that are made by everyone, including specialists such as hair stylists, makeup artists, photographers, stylists, and so on, not only by the real model itself.
      4. Do you get free stuffs : What she get for free is what she got in her personal life, and she like a model doesn’t usually talk about it so much .While her appearance allows her to receive a various free stuff from services to objects, there are also people who receive sacrifices just for their looks. In New York, 140,000 teens were checked last year, 86 percent of whom were black or Latino, mostly young men. Fifty-three percent of 13-year-old girls in the U.S. don’t like their bodies, and by the time they turn 17, the figure will rise to 78 percent.
      5. What about a model? : They say that nobody ever says anything to the camera, “I am insecure.” The reason they are anxious is because they have to worry about their appearance every day. she says models are probably the most physically anxious people in the world.
    3. Struggles when she talks about this topic at Ted Talks : She said she was struggling to find the right balance when writing the story, especially because she benefited from race and appearance. And the most difficult thing was to talk about inherited gender and racial oppression. But she is happy and proud to be on this stage, and she doesn’t regret it. And she ended the presentation with the hope that we will be able to think about the strong influence of image power behind apparent success and failure.
  3. In the end

Contents

A white Model : Cameron Russell

The presenter, Cameron Russell, is famous as a white model. At the beginning of the presentation, the famous model, she explained that images are powerful, but at the same time, images are superficial. Famous as a model, she has made it clear that her appearance has a huge impact on her personal life. With courage, she answer questions that are often asked as models that are not usually told in front of cameras, and she continues to talk about the truth in a way that combines the powerful influence of the image, the social problems caused by the image, and the reasons why looks are not eveything.

 

The 5 questions she was asked and the answers

How do you become a model

She always said, “Because I was scouted,” but the real reason that she was able to be a model is because she received great heritages. What she have inherited over the last few centuries is that beauty we define has not only been taught to merely praise biologically such as health, youth, and proportion, but has also come to include high tall, well-built bodies, femininity, and white skin. In this way, she earns money by using what she has been able to inherit.

There are other famous non-white models, but in 2007 all the bright doctoral graduate students at New York University counted the models that walked along the runway. the 677 models were employed, but only 27 were non-white, less than 4%.

 

Can I be a model when I grow up

On this question, she said, “Well, that’s not what I’m going to decide,” and then asked the girls again by proposing other jobs. When girls say, “I want to be a model,” she says, “Then, be my boss.” then, she’s going to suggest becoming a model editor.

Being a model is the same thing as saying, “I want to win a lottery,” and it’s wonderful, but it’s something we can’t do on our own, and she’ve made it clear that it can’t grow up as a career. As proof of this, even if you graduate from school and have work experience, you can’t write any more on your resume.

 

Do they retouch all the photos

Almost all the photos will be fixed. Also, the models we usually see are works that are made by everyone, including specialists such as hair stylists, makeup artists, photographers, stylists, and so on, not only by the real model itself.

 

Do you get free stuffs

What she get for free is what she got in her personal life, and she like a model doesn’t usually talk about it so much.

As her experiences, When she went shopping in Cambridge, the presenter told that she forgot the money, but she could get the dress for free. Another story was that she was driving with a friend when she was a teenager, and they stopped by the police after crossing the red light. she said “sorry officer” and they were on their way.

While these free things are obtained through her appearance, some people receive sacrifices just for their looks.

In New York, 140,000 teens were checked last year, 86 percent of whom were black or Latino, and most of them were young men. There are only 177,000 young blacks and Latino people in New York, so they don’t say, “How many times are we going to be tested?” but instead “When is that?” Also, while she was considering what she was going to talk about this time, she discovered something. Fifty-three percent of 13-year-old girls in the U.S. don’t like their bodies, and by the time they turn 17, the figure will go up to 78 percent.

 

What is it like to be a model

Almost of models answer like this. “It’s great to be able to work with talented, passionate and creative people around the world.” It’s certainly not a lie, but it’s only half the truth.

It’s said that what no one ever says to the camera is “I am insecure.”
The reason they are anxious is because they have to worry about their appearance every day. “If my legs were thin and my hair was more glossy, I wonder if I can be happy?” If you have a question like that.
meet the models, they are wearing impeccable legs, hair and nice clothes, but they are probably the most anxious people in the world.

 

Struggles when she talks about this topic at Ted Talks

When she was writing the manuscript of the story, she was struggling to find out exactly how to balance the story. She said she felt sorry to say this on stage because she was lucky and she made such a profit, but it wasn’t easy to add this.” That doesn’t always make me happy.”

The most difficult thing was to talk about inherited gender and racial oppression. It’s because she herself is benefiting from it. But she is happy and proud to be on this stage, and she doesn’t regret it.

And she ended the presentation with the hope that we will be able to think about the strong influence of image power behind apparent success and failure.

 

Summary

Cameron Russell : This presenter, Cameron Russell, is well known as a white model, and as she answers questions that are often asked as models that are not usually spoken of in front of the camera, talks proceed in a way that combines the powerful influence of the image, the social problems caused by the image, and the reasons that looks are not everything.

 

The 5 questions she was asked and the answers

How do you become a model : She always said she was scouted, but the real reason she was able to be a model was because she had received great heritages. Heritages that have been handed down are not just biological aspects of health, youth, and proportion, but also include tall, even feminine, and white skin. While there are other famous non-white models, in 2007 a graduate student at New York University counted every single model walking along the runway, and out of the 677 models employed, only 27 non-white were employed.

 

Can I be a model when I grow up : She says she will ask the girls who asked her about this question again with other job proposals. Being a model is the same thing as saying, “I want to win a lottery,” and it’s wonderful, but it’s something we can’t do with ourselves and it’s not going to be able to grow up as a career. As proof of this, even if you graduate from school and have work experience, you can’t write any more on your resume.

 

Do they retouch all the photos : Almost all the photos will be fixed. Also, the models we usually see are works that are made by everyone, including specialists such as hair stylists, makeup artists, photographers, stylists, and so on, not only by the real model itself.

 

Do you get free stuffs : What she get for free is what she got in her personal life, and she like a model doesn’t usually talk about it so much .While her appearance allows her to receive a various free stuff from services to objects, there are also people who receive sacrifices just for their looks. In New York, 140,000 teens were checked last year, 86 percent of whom were black or Latino, mostly young men. Fifty-three percent of 13-year-old girls in the U.S. don’t like their bodies, and by the time they turn 17, the figure will rise to 78 percent.

 

What about a model? : They say that nobody ever says anything to the camera, “I am insecure.” The reason they are anxious is because they have to worry about their appearance every day. she says models are probably the most physically anxious people in the world.

 

Struggles when she talks about this topic at Ted Talks : She said she was struggling to find the right balance when writing the story, especially because she benefited from race and appearance. And the most difficult thing was to talk about inherited gender and racial oppression. But she is happy and proud to be on this stage, and she doesn’t regret it. And she ended the presentation with the hope that we will be able to think about the strong influence of image power behind apparent success and failure.

 

In the end

As a model, Cameron Russell, who has benefited a lot from society because of her image, I felt it was a very courageous action to talk about people who were disadvantaged by race and appearance. I think she was the only person who could tell it as a model.

Her point is, “The image is powerful but superficial. “When we hear of race and ethnic, we think of many things. One country, for example, is receiving financial and physical assistance for their citizens, but the country is spending the benefits on military expenses, not for starving and poverty people, and inflicting their extreme military activities and damage on their neighbors. I can’t say that the image of the country is good enough. Rather, it is more negative, but it should not be applied to the whole country, because only the top people in charge of the country are causing such an image, and the people are just following it. If you don’t obey the order, you don’t know what will happen.

From image, prejudice and past, we see things and races from that angle, for good or worse. What I want to say is to change the angle a little and try to actually go and make contact. Image and prejudice are really powerful. That’s why we can only be racist and biased judgments even today advanced century. We need to have fixed ideas as possible, and the consciousness and action to know.

 

It has gotten a little longer, but I hope everyone is healthy today!!
(I have a slight cold now_:(´ཀ`」 ∠):)then Bye bye (@^^)/~~~

 

 

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