Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. | Cameron Russell

  • Published: 16 January 2013
  • Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old.

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  • CodeCommand
    CodeCommand  13 minutes back

    what kid of bullshit is this? It's like a rich person saying 'money isn't everything. Believe me, I'm a millionaire' to a starving homeless man lmao.

    • Anita Gwamaka
      Anita Gwamaka  4 hours back

      She is so cool .... I love her mind.

      • Seymoure Lykeley
        Seymoure Lykeley  4 hours back

        News flash, there are models from all races. Over weight bad complexion poor hygiene is unattractive in every race and culture. Many models have made it a career path into acting or fashion design so you’re wrong on all counts

        • v Bremont
          v Bremont  5 hours back

          all about models / artist & painters/ some pretty girls do have inteligence and can help others evolve,👩👩‍🦱👸👩‍🦰👩‍🦳😉😊😋😎

          • Tiffany De Goya
            Tiffany De Goya  5 hours back

            When she talked about the “free” things I totally felt that.

            • Paloma Saez Arce
              Paloma Saez Arce  6 hours back


              • Dorein Paul Emmanuel
                Dorein Paul Emmanuel  6 hours back

                - How many of you Hate False Humility?

                • Dorein Paul Emmanuel
                  Dorein Paul Emmanuel  6 hours back

                  She’s got a fantastic tan. Wisdom and knowledge are rare in models. This chic is sooo pretty and smart. Must be hard to be her husband. If she has humility too, that’ll be sick.

                  • Dorein Paul Emmanuel
                    Dorein Paul Emmanuel  6 hours back

                    No matter how hard she tries to be modest and not hot. She’s very hot! That’s the power of a super model. Unless she’s super obese and ugly by eating and overweight.

                    • Vishal 1102
                      Vishal 1102  6 hours back

                      I still can't believe she's a model

                      • Beyond Light
                        Beyond Light  7 hours back

                        Wealth isn’t everything, says the billionaire!

                        • Konami Code
                          Konami Code  10 hours back

                          Title: Looks aren't everything. Believe me I'm a model + Thumbnail of hot chick = 21 Million views
                          Title: Looks aren't everything. Believe me I'm ugly + Thumbnail of ugly chick = 21 views

                        • Enrico N
                          Enrico N  10 hours back

                          Im kinda average looking depending who you are asking. I have a wonderful girlfriend. For me shes attractive and she has a very good heart.
                          In my experience you can achieve everything you want, no matter how you are looking.
                          What you believe comes true.
                          May it be your job, your partner, friends, hobbies it doesnt matter.
                          You can achieve that, i promise.
                          Have a nice day.

                          • Lew Stone
                            Lew Stone  11 hours back

                            "Looks aren't everything"? Yes, thank you, us regular-looking people learned this in elementary school. NEXT!

                            • D H
                              D H  12 hours back

                              Thanks Cameron for your honesty as a beneficiary of the 'system' ! "Ugly" is such a relative term. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or in the eyes of the more powerful and influential.

                              • Andoff The Great
                                Andoff The Great  14 hours back

                                You’re all just here cause you’re mad and ugly and want to hear it’s not your fault.

                                • Thị Phước Nhi Võ
                                  Thị Phước Nhi Võ  14 hours back

                                  You are so honesty and brave <3

                                  • Jamie m
                                    Jamie m  14 hours back

                                    you are beautiful. You, reading this. <3

                                    • shaska ocelot
                                      shaska ocelot  17 hours back

                                      6000 black men were killed by other blacks men in usa last year while black lives matters didn't care, Obama didn't care, democrats didn't care, wonder why.

                                      • Pete Tara
                                        Pete Tara  18 hours back

                                        Isn’t everybody judging her observation and speech proving the point of how looks are deceiving them? Can’t a model get to say her (correct) opinion on the modeling industry just as much as someone who is protrayed as ugly? Or do we only believe sources that visually fit the scenario or make sense on the outer appearance 🙄

                                        • mrwilly41
                                          mrwilly41  21 hours back

                                          In one hundred fifty years or so, we will all look just like her....COMPOST.

                                          • xAmericanSovereignty
                                            xAmericanSovereignty  21 hours back

                                            Beautiful women who act superficial are very annoying. I would've liked if she were honest and said, it's not as easy as you think being beautiful, that would've sounded more genuine.

                                            • Sunny shah
                                              Sunny shah  21 hours back

                                              Looks are everything. Believe me, i'm ugly.

                                              • big paul
                                                big paul  21 hours back

                                                The bottom line is if he or she is meant for you and you will have that person if she or he is not meant for you then you want plain and simple looks do help but personality does go a long way

                                                • Mike Arsen
                                                  Mike Arsen  22 hours back

                                                  Money is not important, believe me im billioner

                                                  • lyoelin
                                                    lyoelin  22 hours back

                                                    I literally still thought she was just as attractive after the clothes change

                                                    • HumanChemistry101
                                                      HumanChemistry101  23 hours back

                                                      Beckhap's law (c.1970s):
                                                      Beauty x Brains = Constant

                                                      Physical "beauty" is but a "force" that triggers a reaction. When that force moves an object, e.g. a person, through unit distance, "work" is done, by the force on the object. Hence, Beckhap's law is verbal adumbration to the conservation of energy, and in turn the social Lagrangian, in as few words as possible.

                                                      • Peter Moygannon
                                                        Peter Moygannon  1 days back

                                                        with your looks you can manipulate any blue pilled simp to hand over all his resources...just tell him he's cute..skip from divorce to devorse on and on many as you want ..there is allways a captain save a hoe..don't ever tell me it doesn't matter ..looks are what every man and woman want.

                                                        • ¡No attention Wanted¡

                                                          Thick girls don't matter trust me im a robloxian

                                                          • Amelia Li
                                                            Amelia Li  1 days back

                                                            My teacher showed this to my class as what an example of a "bad" TEDTalk is ...

                                                            • Rai bloop
                                                              Rai bloop  1 days back

                                                              Half of y’all didn’t even watch this video and commented against her based on the way she looks the irony

                                                              • Akira Elai
                                                                Akira Elai  1 days back

                                                                This whole comment section is disappointing. Everyone missed the point...

                                                              • Stop Go
                                                                Stop Go  1 days back

                                                                21 million viewers . Shows you how many people thinks looks are important.

                                                                • Brynn Chowder
                                                                  Brynn Chowder  1 days back

                                                                  If you think you are beautiful I are, if u think u are ugly u are. So what u think u are is what u are. Someone doesn’t have to tell u u are beautiful b4 u think u are.

                                                                  • come on eileen
                                                                    come on eileen  1 days back

                                                                    I lost all respect for Ted talks after they did the the pedo talk.

                                                                  • Petar Popovic
                                                                    Petar Popovic  1 days back

                                                                    Such a relief man. I think there's more to her inside beauty than the outside :)

                                                                    • Syed Al Mansoor
                                                                      Syed Al Mansoor  1 days back


                                                                      • Anne Compton
                                                                        Anne Compton  1 days back

                                                                        My brothers a modle and that stuff is really good to know cause I've always been confused at his insecurity cause I'm just a healthy balance of muscle and fat and that's all I care about with my body really.
                                                                        It's so confusing. He's a modle, yet insecure. And I'm not and comfortable with myself. But I think this helped me understand from his side.

                                                                        • Obi Dark
                                                                          Obi Dark  1 days back

                                                                          It won't be long before she gets old and hosts stop inviting her to talk shows 😉

                                                                          • Mai
                                                                            Mai  1 days back

                                                                            She seems like a nice person

                                                                            • •R•
                                                                              •R•  2 days back

                                                                              I can't believe so many people have managed to misinterpret what she was saying

                                                                              • •R•
                                                                                •R•  10 hours back

                                                                                @Lew Stone From what I've read in the comments people don't understand what she's trying to say

                                                                              • Lew Stone
                                                                                Lew Stone  11 hours back

                                                                                It's not that, it's that most people don't like models, think they're dumb, and mock them for their relatively easy, yet fun lives.

                                                                            • Earth+
                                                                              Earth+  2 days back

                                                                              She is so honest and intelligent!!

                                                                              • Afro samurai
                                                                                Afro samurai  2 days back

                                                                                Looks matter. Not for survival other than that it matters in every aspect. It makes life easy.

                                                                                • TODoMIO AGUILAR
                                                                                  TODoMIO AGUILAR  2 days back

                                                                                  Wow amazing 😉.. loved it

                                                                                  • Goran Vasilev
                                                                                    Goran Vasilev  2 days back


                                                                                    • Sara Taylor
                                                                                      Sara Taylor  2 days back

                                                                                      Everyone would be so much better off if we all just recognized and accepted our inherent prejudice in favour of physically attractive people, and started learning how to consciously get past it. While I am sure this speaker is well intentioned, it just comes across as so out of touch.

                                                                                      • easystreets70
                                                                                        easystreets70  2 days back

                                                                                        I , I , I, me, me, me.

                                                                                        • Jean Shepherd
                                                                                          Jean Shepherd  2 days back

                                                                                          if she feels insecure about herself because of the superficial life of privilege she lives within the exploitation and dehumanizing capitalist economy, she can use her position to help Greta Thunberg save the world from capitalism's evil effects on the environment. Get out there and protest capitalism Cameron. or else you just gave this speech to make yourself feel better