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Victoria’s Secret Model Cameron Russell's message to young girls who want to be models: 'it's not a career path'

Should young girls want to be models? One supermodel answered that question and her response went viral with over 90,000 views on YouTube.

Cameron Russell is a beautiful 25-year-old Victoria's Secret model who has traveled the globe walking in major high fashion runways and appearing in international fashion magazines. She's also an economics and political science major from Columbia University who delivered a frank TED Talk saying young girls should not aspire to be models.

Russell said, “…People always ask me is, ‘Can I be a model when I grow up?’ And the first answer is, ‘I don't know, they don't put me in charge of that.’ But the second answer, and what I really want to say is, ‘Why? You know, you can be anything.’”

She continued; “Saying that you want to be a model when you grow up is akin to saying that you want to win the Powerball. It's out of your control. And it's awesome. And it's not a career path.” Russell went on to break down what she sees as the biggest problems with modeling. Cameron Russell comes to “Starting Point” this morning to tell us why she said what she said.

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