Swears That Keep Me Sane in the LA Model Game
I do love modeling, but I have to say it is a tough gig!! I started modeling professionally at 21, and while it wasn’t always a dream of mine, my family (especially my twin sister, Gabby, and mom, Pam) and college career counselor pushed me to pursue this amazing path. The biggest reason I love modeling is that every set is different, and that many shoots tell a story, and I love to help bring that story to life. Also, when the client is super happy and sees their story come to life, it is the best reaction I could get when it comes to modeling. All that said, peer pressure is still the most common thing in this industry, and it's important to keep your body and mind centered. What keeps me positive in this game is really my drive and knowing I can always do better and improve myself. It’s incredibly important to love yourself, because like any career, it can run you down if you don't take care of your body and carve out time to be by yourself during the week and meditate. I also rely on my sister and my mom a ton! My mommy and sister are literally my rock, and they have been my supporters since day one in every way there is—not letting me stop until I reach my dream. They are literally my best friends, and we call ourselves “the three amigas.” So what are my best swears for staying sane while modeling in La La Land? Check out the apps, books, products and more that keep me feeling and looking my best.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
This book gives you positive vibes. As a “New York Times Best Seller,” it’s really a great self-help guide to life and I think every women should read it! Curl up with some hot tea and enjoy!
Like most women, I’m trying to balance a career, family, and friends, and sometimes it feels like…a lot. When I discovered this app, I instantly fell in love. The Calm app has more then just meditation. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you can listen to bedtime stories told by a man in a smooth, British voice to lull you back asleep. The simple, peaceful mediation eases my mind and keeps me centered.
African Shea Butter 100% Pure Raw Gold
I swear, this shea butter will have your skin feeling softer then ever, and it’ll also have you smelling like a fresh-baked piece of pie! I want inexpensive but also all-natural, and this is it. I put this on right when I get out of the shower, and I’ll apply a little extra before I do a shoot.
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
I swear by this book because, as a model, sometimes I compare myself to other models. Sometimes, I go to castings and I feel like “I booked it!” But then I get that call saying “we’ve decided to go in a different direction.” I can get down and start to question myself. But this book offers some great examples that taught me to always stay confident in myself. I never imagined that a book could be so helpful. Every woman should read this!
Aussie Moist 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner
I swear by this Aussie Moist 3-Minute Conditioner for my hair. This hydrates my curls and I’m sure it’ll do the same for your hair, especially if you have really dry hair. This conditioner will give love to your roots and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
I'm 22 Years old and I've been living in LA for about 4 years now. I've been working as model for almost a year. I came out to LA for school and graduated last year at FIDM with my AA. Instagram: _camillie Twitter: Cammy_SweetFace