Karolina Kurkova’s Quest To Help Aspiring Models.
KAROLINA KURKOVA decided to participate in Naomi Campbell's reality television series, The Face, in order to help aspiring models to avoid the insecurities that she faced when she first started her career.The Czech beauty and former Victoria's Secret Angel also revealed that being bullied as a teenager for her "big teeth and long legs" had been instrumental to her success.
"The show is all about possibility and I love to mentor these girls because so many of them don't have the confidence yet and I remember feeling that way before I was a model, when people made fun of the way I looked," Kurkova told us. "It sounds superficial, but having someone to give you that confidence and tell you that you're beautiful makes a huge difference and makes you work harder."
The supermodel was talking at the Peace Earth fundraising gala, held on Saturday evening at Whitehall's Banqueting House, ahead of a charity auction. The Face premieres in 2013, with Campbell and Coco Rocha as fellow mentors.
"Each one of us is different - I'm a mom and Coco is so young, which makes it great as we all have different approaches," she said. "Today, models need to be the CEO of their own brand - they need to be good at editorial, video, runway, social media and have a personality."
Kurkova's advice for non-models is less intimidating: "I want people to know that it's OK to be different and that you have to flaunt your imperfections. If you have big teeth like me, smile a lot and if you have long legs don't be afraid to wear long dresses!"