This is the moment a model has taken the spotlight to show how she has changed for the better over the past two years, and the result is a dress she has no regrets about.
It is called ‘Fashion and Change’, and the 28-year-old from South Africa has been working as a fashion model for several years.
She has been the model for various brands including L’Oréal, L’Orléans and Naturals, and even won a Miss World crown in 2014.
But what was her original goal when she joined the modelling industry?
I wanted to look like the models, so I had to work very hard and train really hard.””
I was always very focused on fashion.
I wanted to look like the models, so I had to work very hard and train really hard.”
I didn’t want to be the only model on the runway, I wanted to be featured on the covers of magazines.
“What did she expect from working for an industry that is so heavily reliant on the sale of the human body?”
I knew that I was a model, but I didn’t know that I would be working with a company that would try to sell me a product,” she said.
The designer’s work has been well received, and she is currently looking to take her career to the next level.”
As a model I always have to make sure I look like I’m not a model.
As a fashion designer, it’s more important that you can sell your clothes as a real woman,” she continued.
When asked about how she feels about the new fashion industry, she said, “I am proud of the work I’ve done.
I think I’ve become a better person for having been a model and I’m happy with where I am now.
“Now I can focus on doing other things.”
Watch the full interview with Fierce Fashion’s Elinor Gebre, here.