|Date Added: October 28, 2009 06:33:05 PM|
Almost every young girl goes through a phase where she wants to become a model. Fortunately for most of them, however, they outgrow it before it is too late. For me, my parents made the first decision. They wanted me to become a child model. Both my mom and my dad had always dreamed of Hollywood success, you see. My dad wanted to be a famous director, and my mom wanted to be an actress. Neither of them succeeded, and both now worked blue-collar jobs in an unglamorous neighborhood. They decided that having their baby girl become a model was their way to live their dreams vicariously. For me, however, it was the beginning of a long, disastrous period of my life.
A lot of people ask me how to become a model. I always reply that I don't know. Becoming a model was something I was raised with, you see. By the time I was old enough to really be aware of my surroundings, I had already been modeling for several years. I knew how to act with grace and poise by the time I was five. I knew how to get attention from people, and I craved the attention. That is the problem with having children become a model at too young an age. They don't grow up normally. They don't develop normal healthy social relationships. They get used to being the center of attention, but they don't learn how to interact with other kids.
In my case, I had both my mommy and my daddy wrapped around my finger. Once you become a model, you can do that. You see, the skills they were teaching me were the skills that I needed to manipulate anyone. First it was my parents, then it was my teachers, and finally it was boys. Yet, no matter how much influence I had, I was never happy. When you become a model, all of your happiness is dependent on pleasing others. You never really developed a healthy sense of yourself.
By the time I went to college, I was really burned out. I flunked out of my first semester and began to use drugs. Becoming a model led to this. It did not directly cause it, of course, but it caused me to have the empty void that can only be filled through drugs and partying. If you want to become a model yourself, or want to have your children model, I'd advise against it. It simply is not worth it!
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