1 day ago
Have you ever been dismissed or looked over?
After a runway rehearsal a few weeks ago, my inquiry about an upcoming bridal runway show was shutdown - quite rudely - by someone with years of experience and hundreds of contacts in the industry. Someone a sorority sister had recommended. Someone I was really excited to talk with.
Why? Because I'm "not tall enough" -- by 1/4 of an inch!! Yep, literally missed it by thaaaaat much... Taken aback and feeling smaller by the second, I gave her my pitch, outlined my experience, wrote out my contact info, and shook her hand.
No lie, I was in a funk for a few days after that experience. And it wasn't even a "mean" comment! But in the modeling industry, someone will always have an OPINION about SOMETHING: my height, my nose, dress size, how much I eat, my bust-to-waist-hips ratio, my ability to travel, how much I do and don't charge. And with a life showcased online, those opinions are inescapable.
But here's what someone more important than your friends, loved ones, and - dare I say - your haters, has to say:
"The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart" ❤ ~ 1 Samuel 16:7
Loving myself like the Lord loves me is HARD. Shifting my focus from what the world expects to what He has already fulfilled is a daily struggle. True beauty lies NOT in industry standards, but in believing what the Lord says about our spirit and our souls.
And hey, if bridal runway isn't in the books for me I'll take all the styled shoots the Lord sees fit to provide 😉 📷: @kmg_images
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