Whenever beauty pageants are mentioned, most people think of perfect ladies in flawless skins and gowns gracing the runways. Untamed beauty, perfect dental formulas, hour glass figures…but is that all or there is more than meets the eye?
Everyone views them as strong, independent, elegant, composed and naturally having it all. To be honest, not every head can withstand the weight that come with the crown. It is a rough path only taken by the few who believe they have what it takes.
However, the heaviness that comes with the crown is heavenly. It is a reward of sleepless nights spent training in six inch heels. Endless workouts to attack the nearly perfect bodies, not eating certain foods to avoid to avoid “getting fat” among others.
Surprisingly, this industry is not a walk in the park as most people view it to be. Characterized by limitless failures to attain the crown, emotional and mental breakdowns among others, the industry ought to be put into more keen consideration as more of a career other than passion alone. It is more of an investment as it is time consuming and expensive.
Behind every beautiful smile with a crown majestic sitting on a model’s head, is a painful story of struggles, attacks of giving up and endless urges to push themselves to become a much better version of themselves.
For them it never is a case of fake it till you make it. It has and always will be a case of do it over and over till you make it. As the old adage goes, faint heart never won a fair lady; in this case, faint heart never won a fair crown.
Fail, get up, dust yourself and continue trying till you achieve the stardom pageantry life. Cry a little if need be, push a little bit harder everyday, drink water and never giving up.
Often viewed as people who have their lives figured out, they are still normal humans as the rest of us. They go through the same tough times we go through and maybe even worse. The stereotyping that models have to do this or that, be naked on stage, have slender bodies or have captivating appearances ought to cease.
This has kept away many who wanted to try it out. In my view, modelling is an occupation as any other out there. One gets to earn as they have fun too.
Its a runway not that those who step up and hit it are runaways.