“I won a lottery…”

Fashion model Cameron Russell’s fascinating TED talk on the power of image, the role of race in perceptions of beauty and the advantages and disadvantages of being deemed attractive.

Also, is it worth becoming a model?

Ms Russell has a degree in politics and economics from Columbia University. She has appeared in American, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Japanese Vogue and in campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Armani, Oscar de la Renta and Yves St Laurent.

 

Writer for television, print and digital, corporate and editorial. Editor and writer of books. Musical performance, spoken word as Inspector Ras. Guitar/vocals for The Near Misses, (Worst Band In JoburgTM). The last whitey at umsebenzi. Latest book 415 Action-Packed Neighbourhood Marketing Tips with Basil O'Hagan, out now. @hagenengler

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