Sapphire
Canada
Age
30 years old
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Who am I?

A star that shines in the day, I stand out. I attract attention without trying. I do not seek out the limelight which follows me, although I will embrace it. I try to attract attention based on merit as a logical caring character with concern for the community. I am an ambitious, driven individual with a good heart and diplomatic spirit. But then there is a side of me which is hard to explain. I feel like the ugly duckling that doesn't yet see what others see. When I was younger, I was bullied, peer pressured to look like others and hid so no one could say anything negative to or about me. I became shy and withdrawn from conversations, peer events and family gatherings because of the laughs that would come my way. I'm working on that! The anxiety of being around people made me gain a shy personality and afraid to speak up. All that being said, I am now tempted to exceed all the boundaries I set around myself! The end result being a humble confident, well-rounded individual.

What do I think about the Fashion Hero TV Series?

The fashion industry showcases a type which is not what the majority of the world looks like. It's inspiring to have a series that allows individuals whose thighs rub, curvy/above a size 4, and limitations to show their true self without feeling unworthy. Everything is real! The challenges symbolize freeing ourselves from society values, which is similar to my everyday personal and professional values. I enjoyed watching the series because it appreciates individual perseverance that is unique in every person and situation. It is a show that all ages and genders could relate to. Not only does it have you conquer your fears and insecurities, it still delves deep into what modelling is.

Why would I be a great role model for this generation and inspire people as the new face of the Fashion Hero?

The reason as to why I would be a great role model for this generation and inspire people as the new face of the fashion hero are entwined. To be a role model you have to have the ability to inspire others. My passion lies in reminding people how amazing they truly are and how much more they can be if they are hungry to grow! Putting value in yourself and accepting others come hand in hand. I express myself to others in a way where they feel compelled to be true to themselves. I want to be the new face of the fashion hero because I’ve always stayed behind scenes as a result of my anxiety. I’ve been growing and letting my energy be felt before my insecurities show. So many of us have had our life disrupted by immature comments, parents who engage in neglectful attitudes, and bullying by others who have just as low self-esteem. This generation is bonded by restoration and healing. We no longer are afraid of being vocal, being heard and of being seen. Daily, I motivate people to believe and love themselves. I believe energy is a powerful thing that we should let glow from the inside. You can’t worry about how others look at you or perceive you and you shouldn’t let anything stop you from achieving your goals. I am done allowing my anxiety to control me as I let my high self-esteem shine in the fashion industry unlike ever before. I am ready to step in front of the camera. I am ready to be me.

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