Priscilla
Trinidad and Tobago
Occupation
Tutor, Home Health Tech, Model, and Event Specialist
Age
37 years old
Who am I?

I was born in New York, currently living in Florida. However, both of my parents were born in Trindad & Tobago and I represent Trindad and Tobago. I have had a tough upbringing, but I have overcame it. Surviving bulimia twice, being a cutter, and losing a child all made me the strong person that I am today. I feel that I can survive anything that is thrown at me because I would be damned if I let people or situations that don't care if I live or die; not thinking about me, and sleeps well at night going to pull me down. Unfortunately, I've had family members tell me to "give up", "Marry rich", "paper or plastic", "you will always work dead end jobs". But here I stand with three degrees and proved everyone wrong.


What do I think about A New Kind of Beautiful TV series Presented by The Fashion Hero TV series?

Love the fact that all beauty is being recognized. When I started modeling at the age of 17, the "heroine chic" was the ideal beauty. During my teenage years, I've had Model scouts tell that I'm too heavy. I was 5'6" and less than 110 pounds with a size 1, but apparently, I was still considered too big. The stress that it put on my self-esteem was awful. I already didn't like the way that I looked at that time and to have someone belittle my beauty was the dagger to my heart. I developed an eating disorder and quit modeling. It was putting a toll on my mental and physical health. However, today's standard of beauty changed for the better. Happy to see unique beauty that once was looked upon as "not good enough" shine to the spotlight.


Why would I be a great role model for this generation and inspire people as the new face of A New Kind Of Beautiful TV series Presented by The Fashion Hero?

Yes, I would be the perfect role model of the new series because I've been where everyone else has been. Suffered with no self-esteem and lack of confidence. Went thru the phases of depression, sucidicial, isolation and feel like I was going to have a nervous breakdown. Wasn't born into wealth or a silver spoon in my mouth. Most of life, I hated what I saw in the mirror because I believed that there was only one kind of beauty. I hid behind lots of makeup, hid my freakles because I was told that it's ugly. Hated that I didn't have straight teeth, I have lopsided body, stretch marks, extra weight, a little belly, I hated that I wasn't society's "perfect". But I'm very proud of my imperfections. They make me unique. Now, the same people that told me no before, are embracing my unique features. Amazingly now, they dont want perfect, they call perfect boring. I'm far from perfect and I'm happy to be unique and be perfectly imperfect.


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